It is signposted from both the A444 and A447 trunk roads. Follow the brown tourist signs from the B585 Market Bosworth Road, through the villages of Congerstone and Shackerstone to the free station car park. Please click here to get directions via Google maps to Shackerstone Station.
Market Bosworth Station
Market Bosworth Station is on B585 road, which is midway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Hinckley in Leicestershire. The B585 is accessed from the A444 (M/A42 Jct 11 or A5 Redgate turn) and A447 (to A511 (either A42 Ashby or M1 Jct 22). The station is approximately 0.8 miles west of the village centre.
Please click here to get directions via Google maps to Market Bosworth Station.
Shenton Station is situated midway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Hinckley in Leicestershire and is signposted from both the A444 and A447 trunk roads as the Bosworth Battlefield on brown tourist signs. It is situated at the heart of the Battlefield which is south of the town of Market Bosworth. The Station is some distance from the actual village of Shenton - do not park in the village (if you have passed under the canal aqueduct (rather like a short tunnel) and into the village, you have gone the wrong way!). Once approaching the Battlefield site look out for the Shenton Station signs, do not follow the signs the Battlefield Visitor Centre, unless you wish to walk from there to the station, about 10-15 mins down the hill. Please click here to get directions via Google maps to Shenton Station.
There is ample parking at each of our three stations, Shackerstone and Market Bosworth car parks are FREE while Shenton station car park is run by local authority and parking charges will apply. Please download our PDF guide to view an artists impression of the Battlefield Line showing the car parks. The Sat. Nav codes for each station are: Shackerstone - CV13 0BS, Market Bosworth - CV13 0PF and Shenton - CV13 6DJ
For special event days - special car parking arrangements may be in use for both normal and disabled car parking, please follow the relevant signs and stewards directions on the day.
There are several bus routes to the railway. The usually only operate weekdays and Saturdays.
The service to Shackerstone runs from Measham to Fenny Drayton, via Atherstone Railway Station. It is operated by Roberts Travel Group. It operates to Service 7. Details here.
There are two service to Market Bosworth, one from Leicester and the other from Hinckley.
The Hinckley to Market Bosworth service is also operated by Roberts Travel Group. It operates to Service 159. Details here.
The Leicester service is operated by Arriva and operates to Service 153. Details here.
To Shackerstone Station - Those aboard narrowboats can visit and moor nearby Ashby Canal bridge No. 52. From there you follow the towpath and walk under canal bridge No.52 “Turn Bridge”. Walk up the path to the road - there is a handrail if you need it. Then a left-hand turn over the top of bridge 52 and towards the original station drive. Make your way over the cast iron bridge before turning the corner to arrive in front of the station. This walk is approximately 1/3 mile or 0.5km and should take about 10 minutes at a comfortable walking pace.
To Market Bosworth Station - Those aboard narrowboats can visit and moor near bridge 42 or at the new Bosworth marina 5 minute's walk from the station.
To Shenton Station - Those aboard narrowboats can visit and moor near Shenton aqueduct or bridge 35.
Shenton Moorings - From Shenton aqueduct - 5 minute's walk. Go to the aqueduct and down the steps to the road. Turn right and go along the road to the T junction. Turn right and walk along the road, with the railway on the left until you reach the station car park.
Shenton Moorings - Bradfield’s Bridge No.35 - 5 minute's walk from Shenton Station, the southern terminus of the Battlefield Line. We are located at the bottom of Ambion Hill - under and then back over bridge 35, the gates of Shenton Station should be visible from the there. This walk should take no more than 5 minutes, a distance 1/4 mile or 0.4km.
Our on train buffet serves snacks with a variety of hot or cold drinks. We also offer Afternoon tea onboard our trains at certain times throughout the year please contact our office for more details. You can also visit the Victorian Tea Room at Shackerstone station while you wait for your next train. Shenton and Market Bosworth station's also have small refreshment areas.
New for 2017 we are offering evening on-train dining. See web site for details.
Other eating out options are also available in the small village of Shackerstone (a small walk from the station) and also in the town of Market Bosworth.
Why not visit us for the weekend, there are many relaxing retreats available locally.
Below is a list of suggested accommodation web pages;
Gopsall Park Caravan and Camping site www.gopsallpark.co.uk
Gopsall Tipis www.gopsallparktipis.co.uk
We have toilet facilities at Shackerstone Station and Shenton Station, both include disabled toilets. Unfortunately there are currently no toilet facilities at Market Bosworth Station.
We have disabled access at all three of our stations with toilets at Shackerstone and Shenton.
Due to the heritage nature of our trains, it is not possible to get wheelchairs through the doors or along the corridors. It is possible to get the chairs into the brake van area with the use of a ramp. If you have any questions about access please contact our office.
Pushchairs are to be folded up during transport.
If you are wanting to incorporate cycling on your visit you can bring your cycle on our trains for a fee of £2. There are many good cycle routes available and more information can be find via Leicester council.
Dogs are welcome in all our stations and trains but not in our Victorian Tea Room or Souvenir shop. We do have an outdoor areas where you can enjoy snacks and drinks with your furry friend.