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The Settle-Carlisle Railway is one of the world's great rail journeys. It carves its way through the magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and then descends to Cumbria's lush green Eden Valley with its views of the Pennines and Lakeland...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Town Hall Market Place | Market Place, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9EJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a friend on this journey to cross it off his bucket list, (I used to live by the line so I know it well). He thoroughly enjoyed it. It is worth checking the fare options beforehand as there are some good deals going. Try...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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pat1228, Customer Relations Manager, FoSCL. at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that your friend enjoyed his "Bucket List" trip on the S&C. I'm sorry you found the on-train guide monotonous, though understandable when you had "heard it all before". However, newcomers generally appreciate the service and we get many compliments about it. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this with friends and had the most enjoyable time. The weather was perfect, the service on the train wonderful and spectacular scenery. Just loved it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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pat1228, Customer Relations Manager, FoSCL. at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip. The weather can be spectacular at this time of year.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my journey over this as part of the North East Robin Ranger which i got for £34. However noted Northern posters offering a journey just on this line for £9. Very useful coffee trolley suddenly appeared! A real experience! Some station s looked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R N
pat1228, Customer Relations Manager, FoSCL. at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your journey. We are glad that you appreciated the trolley service. This is a very popular amenity, run by the S & C Development Company. General tidying, gardening etc, at stations is done by volunteers from the...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018

Well, where to start, we were on an organised tour in Yorkshire over Christmas, a key part of this was a trip on this line, the day of the trip changed a couple of times due to the ongoing industrial action affecting Northern Railways. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

To be recommended to anyone who would love to see the Three Peaks without walking! Quaint stations, remote valley heads & watersheds, with many beautiful villages to stop off for a tea & cake. Try to choose a clear day & if you are a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

When we moved to West Yorkshire we wanted to go on the railway - renowned as one of the great railway journeys in the world. We went on it a couple of months ago and it was simply magnificent, I'm going to go again very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Crispin H
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Nice bakery and cafe in the central of settle, nice selection of breakfast items and cakes etc. Tables outside for dog lovers and walkers, cyclists. Bakery options good for picnics and train journeys. Nice staff and reasonable prices.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Weeks holiday in Ribbledale visiting Appleby, Settle, Skipton, Bradford all by train in between walking the fells. Good weather too!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Anne R, Manager at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback - the Settle Carlisle railway provides great access to some wonderful walking areas

Reviewed 18 October 2018

The trip from Settle to Carlisle is marketed for the sightseeing value much more than the simple transport from Settle to Carlisle. We booked and paid for full price, refundable tickets for any train for Wednesday 10th October for Settle to Carlisle and return. After...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Anne R, Manager at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

We are sorry to read that the day did not meet your expectations. It was unfortunate that the recovery of the broken down freight train had an impact on the passenger services from late morning. Train services in the early part of the day were...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Not only did we ride on the railway from Settle to Carlisle - we also had a visit to Ribblehead Viaduct - an engineering masterpiece had a ride to Carlisle and visit this historic town and beautiful railway station Staff are available at Settle station...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Anne R, Manager at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Settle-Carlisle country

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Katy F
5 August 2018|
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Response from Anne R | Property representative |
If you have a day return ticket, you can hop off and back on to another train (but you must continue your journey in the same direction) Please check the timetable though as there is a long wait betwen some services
Diane M
17 July 2018|
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Response from Anne R | Property representative |
Yes dogs are allowed and there is no charge. You can find out more by searching the term "dogs" on the settle-carlisle website
27 March 2018|
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Response from pat1228 | Property representative |
Go to the uk steam website for information on all steam trains and their operators. These are all charter trains and you have to book with the relevant operator. The normal main line service operates daily.