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Trivia: Most attractive out of London station?

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Ladder23

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I really like the "most attractive station in London" thread, but feel this would be just as if not more interesting to read also!?

Maybe even with some photos?
 
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York:
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Edinburgh Waverley:
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Glasgow Central:
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Carlisle:
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and Aberdeen:
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are all contenders.
 

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Windsor & Eton Riverside:

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Dent station. Whilst it still looks a lonely place without the signal box at least the Station Masters house is now occupied. On a nice day the whole station looks beautiful.
 

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Birmingham New Street, hands down.

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Nah, I'd say the most attractive stations I've been to are Worcester Shrub Hill

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York

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And Bristol Temple Meads.

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I also think Leamington Spa is quite photogenic.

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York:

Edinburgh Waverley:


Glasgow Central:


Carlisle:

and Aberdeen:

are all contenders.

Some good contenders there, I definitely want to go back to Edinburgh Waverley and spend a decent amount of time there.
 

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I quite like my local, Leagrave!
 

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Philip Phlopp

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Rennie Mackintosh's railway terminus. That's possibly because it only exists in model form, and remains in the eye of the beholder exactly as Rennie Mackintosh intended - i.e it never succumbed to British Rail's brutalist loving architects.

I'm firmly of the opinion a massive opportunity has been missed by not using the frontage for the new Glasgow Queen Street station, but sadly B&Q had a massive greenhouse on sale and it will be bolted on to the trainshed instead.

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As much as I am tempted to pick a random halt with a stunning good landscape to back it up, it has to be St Pancras with Wemyss Bay being a close second.
 

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As much as I am tempted to pick a random halt with a stunning good landscape to back it up, it has to be St Pancras with Wemyss Bay being a close second.

I think that St Pancras is still in London, hence the other thread.

Meanwhile, I'd add Newcastle Central.
 

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I'm going by architecturally attractive and ignoring the facilities available to passengers.

Quite keen on Preston, myself. Nothing spectacular externally but rather grand internally.

But while this is a non-London thread, St Pancras remains my favourite by far.
 

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To me, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley have to be up there. Have to strongly disagree wth the suggestion of Aberdeen - perhaps grand in its day, I genuinely dislike traveling through Aberdeen station, which has a feeling of being drab, dated and generally quite an unpleasant station to travel through. You exit either into a new shopping centre, a dank alley with syringes leading to an old shopping centre, or the worlds most dismal car park.

Looking outwith Scotland, I'll give my points to York and Newcastle.
 

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Another vote for York, even people who have no interest in the railway can't fail to be impressed.
 

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Having travelled over most of the UK rail system I have to say that the most attractive station outside of London is by far Weymess Bay.

Also, and I am biased, but I still like the smallness and design and layout of St Erth. I also like Troon when I visited earlier this year.
 

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I'm a bit of a traditionalist so favour old-fashioned rural stations that haven't succumbed to those dreadful metal and glass waiting shelters. My favourites are;

Stamford
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Grange-over-Sands

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Acle

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Any North Eastern Railway train shed station for a large station

Small station i would allow Grange over Sands or Acle. I also like the MR stations on the S&C

Huddersfield.

Right, moderators can lock this thread now as there's no further discussion to be had...

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Perhaps for the exterior but not the interior
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Having travelled over most of the UK rail system I have to say that the most attractive station outside of London is by far Weymess Bay.

immediately outside is basically a turning circle for the ferry! The rotunda thing and the buildings are superb mind
 
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