Back in the golden age of railway travel, train companies competed with each other to build bigger and better hotels for their passengers to stay in. These hotels were always the most luxurious in their respective cities, and were often built by the most acclaimed architects of the time. They attracted the rich and famous and for a few decades were the place to see and be seen.
Sadly, by the time the 20th century rolled around, many of these hotels had been abandoned or requisitioned for other purposes. Their grand facades and lavish interiors were left to crumble, their history forgotten.
Now, however, these historic railway hotels are seeing a resurgence. Millions of pounds is being poured into their refurbishment and reconstruction and many are now as grand – if not grander – than they were originally.
As huge fans of the romance of the railways, we couldn’t be happier about this. We want to celebrate and promote the rebirth of the railway hotel so they never disappear again.
Keep checking back for information and reviews of historic railway hotels – we’ll be updating this page as they come in. In the meantime, please take a look at our content so far: