Trains to Boscobel House

The nearest station to Boscobel House is Cosford, just three miles to its south. Cosford is served by a regular service in both directions between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street. There is no direct bus link between Boscobel House and Cosford Station, though a cycle path does run most of the way along Shackerley Lane. The easiest option is to book a taxi, which can be arranged from the station, with the journey taking around ten minutes.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

Telford and Wolverhampton are the nearest staffed accessible stations. Bilbrook has level access between platforms, but is unstaffed.

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark operatorRAF - use blue spaces only
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Adjacent to platform access
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

19 steps to Birmingham platform. 29 steps to Shrewsbury platform. Double yellow lines on road under bridge.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

First things first, pay a visit to the mysterious Royal Oak, which stands proudly in the grounds of the house. The tree is a descendant of the oak tree in which a young Charles II hid in order to escape the hordes of Cromwell’s men that were patrolling the region.

Next up, venture inside to discover another of King Charles II’s hiding places, this time a priest hole in the Hunting Lodge, where he spent the night before embarking on his escape to France in the mid-1600s.

When you’ve had enough of hiding places, make your way to the beautiful timber-framed Boscobel House hunting lodge. Discover the lodge’s long and illustrious history by signing up for a guided tour, which run through the grounds at 11am and 2pm each day.

Next it’s back outside to take in the stunning Knot Gardens, crafted in the same 17th-century style that would have existed in the house’s heyday – complete with rectangle parterre beds, stunning honeysuckle and rare species of lavender, box and santolina. Pay close attention to the small mound in the gardens, which was once a 'pretty arbour' where Charles is said to have relaxed and read in the 1600s.

Departures and arrivals from Cosford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cosford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains10:111On time
to ShrewsburyWest Midlands Trains10:352On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains11:121On time
to ShrewsburyWest Midlands Trains11:362On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains12:111On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ShrewsburyWest Midlands Trains10:111On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains10:352On time
from ShrewsburyWest Midlands Trains11:121On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains11:352On time
from ShrewsburyWest Midlands Trains12:111On time

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