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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Originally built in 1875 to serve the mines of Eskdale, today, the railway provides a unique opportunity to take a step back in time. Travel the full seven miles of history between the once important Roman harbour of Ravenglass, The Lake Districts only coastal village at Ravenglass, and Dalegarth for Boot Station in the heart of the National Park. There are seven intermediate stops en route and the journey passes through ancient woodlands and mountain scenery including a view of England’s highest mountains, the Scafells ( 3,209ft). Take the opportunity to connect to the many walking routes and places of interest along the way, admire the estuary and mountain views on your journey and keep an eye out for some of England’s rarest wildlife including red squirrels.

    Excellent accessible facilities at both main station include licensed cafes, children’s play areas and free wi-fi, heritage steam and diesel engines pulling a choice of open and closed carriages, visit the free Museum and find out about our heritage at Ravenglass or visit the ancient St Catherines Church and Englands oldest Watermill whilst at Dalegarth for Boot. There are many walks and trails to suit all abilities linking intermediate and main station stops including Roman Bathhouse at Ravenglass (0.5 miles), Muncaster Fell (5 miles), Eskdale Cycleway (7 miles), Irton Fell (4.5 miles), Blea Tarn 2 miles), Giggle Alley Japanese Garden (1.5 miles), Stanley Ghyll Waterfall 2.5 miles) and Hardknott Pass (7 miles).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ravenglass
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Exclusions
    • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Please state when booking a wheelchair.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Most people who come to the West Lake District coast know already about the wonderful miniature railway called "The Ratty". Great scenery, lots of attractive short & longer walks to try out, and a welcome cafe, gift shop & toilets at both ends of the line. On this particular
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    Response from RavenglassRailway, General Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Peter Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit to us. The heating in our covered carriages can be very welcome at this time of year! I will pass your comments regarding our tray bakes to our Catering Manager. All our cakes from tray-bakes to scones, are made in our on site bakery which means we can address any problems or things that are not quite as they should be directly with our in house team. We do keep a close eye on our prices in the cafe and as we use good quality ingredients we do feel justified for putting ourselves in the farm shop cafe price range. We will look forward to welcoming you to the railway again soon and hopefully the tray - bakes will be back on form. Kind regards Stuart @ R&ER
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    With our son, we have travelled on various Santa Specials over the years, ranging from awful on the Severn Valley Railway to very good at the Embsay and Bolton. The Ravenglass and Eskdale has surpassed them all for excellence. There is clearly a focus on providing families
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    Response from RavenglassRailway, General Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review! High praise indeed from some clearly well travelled Santa train visitors. Delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed our Santa Special. A great deal of effort is put in by our paid and voluntary staff to ensure that it is a truly magical experience for all the family. If the weather and light are right the arrival of of Father Christmas on his sleigh is like something straight out of the story book. Once again thank you. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the railway in the future. Stuart @ R&ER
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    Having been given a gift of a trip on La'al Ratty we made our way to Ravenglass and Eskdale on a the big train. Making the most of our day rover we went up to Boot and back 3 times. First by diesel and then steam, the little narrow gauge trains were superb. Our cream tea at
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    Response from RavenglassRailway, General Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket
    Responded 31 Oct 2019
    Dear Andrew Thank you for your wonderful review. Cream tea, little train and a trip to the pub - a perfect day! The journey down the valley into the setting sun can be absolutely stunning on an autumn evening, the light is constantly changing making the fells look more magical than ever. Good to hear that you used the Northern Rail service to get to reach us. We hope to welcome you back to the railway again in the future. Best regards Stuart @ R&ER
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    parked at Eskdale green station walked up the path/bridleway along side the Esk river. fantastic day and a stunning walk. the path is a bit rough in parts. if you have small kids in a buggy you would struggle ,( if its not an off road type one ) at the end of the line, there is
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    Response from RavenglassRailway, General Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket
    Responded 28 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to see you used the railway combined with the local footpath network for an enjoyable day out. Some of the footpaths in the valley are earmarked for substantial improvements to be made to them to aid accessibility for all types of users. I hope you will use the railway for more adventures in Eskdale in the future. Kind regards Stuart @ R&ER
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    £28.50 for two adults and a dog. Departed from Boot, near Eskdale. Not a great day for it but the attendant wiped down all outside seats for us which was good. Great views, dogs welcome in all carriages, they even gave us some little dog treats and a dog bag. Great views if a
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    Response from RavenglassRailway, General Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket
    Responded 28 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to see that our guard dried the seat down for you in one our open coaches. There are the best way of seeing the magnificent scenery that our trains runs through - though at certain times of the year you do have to wrap up warm! We will look forward to welcoming all three of you back to the railway again in the future. Best regards Stuart @ R&ER
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    By: Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
    1,685 reviews
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    Stephb66
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    2933
    Great fun and on time !!
    Took the train on New Years Eve up the valley and as the weather was great we had an outside carriage. We have
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    HBBlue
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    5029
    Santa Train
    We took our young nieces on the Santa Train again this Christmas along with my parents. Absolutely superb value
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    Shogun55
    uk
    3921
    TRAIN RIDE & CREAM TEA PACKAGE
    Fantastic New Years day train ride followed by am amazing cream tea in Station Cafe, absolutely wonderfully
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    Peter W
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    139108
    Always an enjoyable day out - but avoid the Fellbites cafe tray bakes!
    Most people who come to the West Lake District coast know already about the wonderful miniature railway called
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    stephandant
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    637
    One way trip
    Today we got a single trip from ravenglass to boot and walked back. for two adults it was £17 and while cute and
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    seebee1609
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    21255
    A quick call by
    We were on our our way to Wasdale, but called into Revenglass to the railway, which we had been on in the past,
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    Dead_Sheep
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom
    241189
    Superb Santa Special
    With our son, we have travelled on various Santa Specials over the years, ranging from awful on the Severn Valley
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    kelvien
    61
    Such fun
    Lovely trip sat in the outside one way and inside on way back. At end of line walked to beautiful waterfalls.
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    Jeremy W
    Wroughton, United Kingdom
    20083
    Excellent 15" railway
    A well run long established miniature railway that goes somewhere. Open carriages that are great when it is dry.
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    Sharron S
    85
    Festive Santa express a great treat for all
    Me and my son go on the Santa express at ravenglass most years it’s absolutley worth every penny the staff are all
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    rob_thurston
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    112
    Brilliant day out
    we enjoyed this wonderful day out and were able to take the dog on the train - a great way to spend an afternoon
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    CjBrooks21
    92
    Better than expected but short visit
    We were staying in Ravenglass so popped in after lunch one day. It was great to see and definitely worth popping
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    Andrew2206
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    3914
    Cream Tea gift from family
    Having been given a gift of a trip on La'al Ratty we made our way to Ravenglass and Eskdale on a the big train.
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    ulvsimon
    Ulverston, United Kingdom
    184
    one way trip on ratty
    parked at Eskdale green station walked up the path/bridleway along side the Esk river. fantastic day and a
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    FellowTraveler628787
    2513
    Great railway
    We had a return trip twice in our week away. There are great walks at both ends. Great service and interesting
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