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 (currently closed during covid-19 pandemic)
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. They usually only operate weekdays and Saturdays.
Measham to Fenny Drayton (via Atherstone Railway Station)
Operated by Roberts Travel Group, Service Number 7. Details here.
Market Bosworth Station:-
Hinckley to Market Bosworth
Operated by Roberts Travel Group. Service Number 159. Details here.
Leicester to Market Bosworth
Operated by Arriva. Service Number 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.
We have a variety of outlets for food and drink on the railway (opening times vary)
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.
At Shackerstone you will find our main gift shop on Platform 2, which is usually open when we are running trains. There are gifts for all ages, including toy trains, branded items, DVD's, retro signs, books and so much more. The shop is also a registered Hornby and Dapol stockist for all your model railway needs, so if you are after a particular item thats not on the shelf, do let us know and we can order it in for you! New for 2021 is a new range of childrens activity books exclusive to The Battlefield Line Railway, which features many of the locomotives based with us.
Adjacent to our museum building on platform 1 at Shackerstone is our fund stall, built into a 1970's built BR Mark 2 coach. Here you will find a treasure trove of second hand items donated to The Battlefield Line to raise money to support many important projects. Be sure to take a look around and keep an eye out for a bargain, theres loads to be found! The fund stall is usually open at weekends when trains are operating (IMPORTANT: The fund stall is due to open from June 2021 onwards due to cleaning and covid-19 safe measures being installed).
There is also a small selection of gifts available from our cafe at Shenton Station.
Why not visit us for the weekend, there are many relaxing retreats available locally.
Below is a list of suggested accommodation web pages;
Appleby Inn Hotel www.applebyinn.co.uk
Millers Hotel www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/millers-hotel
B&B at No.3 https://www.bandbno3.co.uk/
Bosworth Hall Hotel www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/bosworth-hall-hotel-spa
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 (10:00 - 16:00), 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, but there is limited cycle carrying capacity on board. There is also a bicycle parking area at Shackerstone Station. There are many good cycle routes available and more information can be find via Leicestershire County Council.
Well behaved dogs can normally travel on trains for a flat rate fare of £2, although restrications may apply for some special events.
Assistance dogs travel free of charge.
Dogs are welcome at all our stations and trains but not in The Victorian Tea Room or Buffet Coach.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, they are not permitted on seats, tables or laps.
For safety reasons, dogs are not allowed to block walkways.