The Battlefield Line

The Battlefield Line

Shackerstone Station,
CV13 6NW

Sophie Ferguson
Tel: 01827 880754

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The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society.

The battlefield Line

Shackerstone Station is the headquarters of the railway with Museum, tea room, shop, loco shed and main rolling stock is located here. The Ashby Canal is just a stone throw from the stations front door.


The villages of Shackerstone, Congerstone, Bilston and Twycross have links with the former stately home Gopsall Hall. It was here that Handel wrote the Messiah and where King Edward VII was an occasional visitor. 

Market Bosworth Station

The town of Market Bosworth is of course forever linked with the famous battle and still retains its market day.

The town centre is about 10 minutes walk from the station.

Shenton Station is located close to the Bosworth Field, the site of the last great medieval battle and the final battle of the War of the Roses.

The Visitor Centre on Ambion Hill is about 10 minutes walk from the station. Also  on the station are glass blowers and the Station Pottery. King Richards Field where Richard III is said to have met his end is just a couple of minutes walk away…