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Station platform with stone building, Cromford

Top five romantic railway stations in Britain

14 February 2023

February is the month of love, so we thought we'd share what we consider to be some of the most romantic railway stations in Britain. Did we feature your favourite? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.

Carnforth Station, Lancashire

The home of one of the most romantic films ever made, Brief Encounters, is a perfect addition to our list. Arrive by train along the picturesque Bentham Line and step back in time as you soak up the atmosphere of bygone times. Explore the station's Heritage Centre featuring Bateman Gallery – Life and Works of acclaimed film director David Lean, the 1940s Home Front and the Vintage Cinema. Don't forget to pay a visit to the gift shop to pick up a perfect souvenir of your visit. Find out more...

Carnforth Station platform with clock
Photo: Independent Hostel Guide

Wemyss Bay Station, Scotland

An Edwardian masterpiece, Wemyss Bay Station and the nearby pier were built in 1903 by the Caledonian Railway Company. With its graceful curves and elegant glass canopies the station protects passengers from the weather as they make their ferry connection to the Isle of Bute. The station today is supported by the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station, you can find out about their work here.

Station concourse with flowers and ornate glass ceiling
Photo: Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

Cromford Station, Derbyshire

Opened in 1849, this charming Grade II listed railway station serves the village of Cromford and can be reached by a scenic journey along the Derwent Valley Line. However, the station may more recently be recognised for being on the front cover of the 1995 single 'Some Might Say' by Oasis.

Station platform with stone building, Cromford
Photo: @JamesPotts on Twitter

Great Malvern Station

Known for its ornate Victorian ironwork and stained-glass windows, this Grade II listed railway station is located along the charming Cotswold Line. Pay a visit to the quaint Lady Foley's Tea Room on the station, perfect for a warm drink and some homemade treats before your next train.

Days out by rail in the Cotswolds
Photo: Cotswold Line Promotion Group

Llanaber Station

Undoubtedly the most remote station on our list Llanaber can't be recommended for its pretty station building or nearby coffee shop (it doesn't have either!). In fact, you have to let the guard on the train know you even want to stop here. However, what this station lacks in facilities it more than makes up for in spectacular scenery! Looking out from the small waiting shelter you're treated to uninterrupted panoramic views of the Irish Sea. It's an ideal spot to reflect and take time out while you wait for the next train, connecting you with the rest of the stunning Cambrian Coast Line. If you're feeling active, grab your walking boots and connect with the Wales Coast Path from here.

Photo: @Every_Station on Twitter
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