Winchcombe Station is the administrative headquarters of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway and is also the home of the Carriage & Wagon Department and the Railway's Engineering Departments.
The original station building was completely demolished when the line closed and the building you see now was transported brick by brick from Monmouth Troy and re-erected by our volunteers. Winchcombe is also the hub of our educational activities for which we have our recently completed Tim Mitchell Building. In December Winchcombe Station is transformed into the 'North Pole' for our Santa Special trains.
What to See and Do at Winchcombe
While you are visiting us, leave the train at Winchcombe to see our Discovery Coach. You will learn much more about the history of our railway as well as seeing a fabulous model layout of Toddington Station and lots more. Wheelchair and pram friendly.
Model Railway Coach
The Royal Mail Model Railway team was established in 2010, It consisted of members from different departments and ran entirely on donations until it became its own department at the railway in 2017. The model railways are built and run by volunteers and are located in the Royal Mail coach adjacent to Platform 2 at Winchcombe Station. For more details, click here.
Visit Winchcombe Town
Winchcombe Station is situated in the village of Greet and it is approximately a twenty minute walk to Winchcombe town centre.
Please note that access to Winchcombe Station is restricted by roadworks and road closures. You can see more details here - please note that the end date has been extended. There will be no access to Winchcombe Station via Greet Lane coming from Winchcombe as of the evening of the 25th May. Access will be via B4078 Evesham Road and or Becketts Lane.
For those of you using sat navs the post code for Winchcombe station is GL54 5LD. Our what3words address is ///diet.political.outbid
The buses depart from the Pittville Street, Cheltenham Spa. Passengers should get off the bus stop opposite Winchcombe Station. The service runs to this timetable.
Stagecoach also operate a Monday to Saturday service from Cheltenham Spa, North Street to Winchcombe town. The closest stop to the Railway is the Old Police Station which is a 10 minute walk away. The W timetable can be found here.
Another option for travelling into Winchcombe is to use the privately run 'A Private Hire' cab service - just call them on 07540 437546. Please Note: This is a private minibus service and has no connection to the Railway. We are therefore not liable for any problems associated with this service.
To speak with the team at Winchcombe:
Phone: 01242 621 405
Winchcombe has its original, small car park where limited parking is available. There is space for coach pick-up and drop-off. For some events, Winchcombe Station car-park is closed; alternative parking may be available and this will be advertised on the Events web page. The management will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.
Food & Drink
Our 1950’s style railway tea rooms offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks including beers wines and ciders. Our cakes are delicious and we offer a range of sandwiches, snacks and locally made ice creams. You don’t have to travel on the trains so, if you are living or staying locally, just pop in and enjoy the atmosphere of this delightful country station. For more details, including opening times, click here.
We have a toilet block located on Platform 1. There are facilities for nappy changing and an accessible toilet.