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Settle Carlisle Railway

Town Hall Market Place | Market Place, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9EJ, England
+44 906 566 0607
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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 Fells. A seven day a week service of modern diesel sprinter units gives travellers plenty of choice of when to travel, and the opportunity to board and leave the train at many of the beautifully preserved stations along the route. Customers can also expect a refreshment trolley service on many of the trains.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Town Hall Market Place | Market Place, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9EJ, England
+44 906 566 0607
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The scenery is wonderful between Garsdale and Settle and a superb thing to do on a wonderful day when I've still got my broken foot which is preventing me from walking. We had the extra treat of seeing a real steam train pass through the...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great trip up the railway line over the Ribble viaduct and all the way to Carlisle unfortunately the weather could have been better but the scenery is stunning. You can see more from the railway than a car as the line goes...More

Thank ebbyCoventry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a trip with Statesman Rail on the Settle & Carlisle Railway, hauled by a vintage steam locomotive, (45690 Leander.) Left Lancaster spot on time and travelled to the S&C via Blackburn. Weather was dull and drizzly until we were on the descent from Ais...More

Thank Theoldgit2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Settle to Carlisle line is the most scenic railway journey in England and runs through mountain valleys and over many viaducts giving spectacular views of otherwise inaccessible parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria. One can use either the daily scheduled trains which start in Leeds...More

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a short break and decided to do this trip as were in the area. If you want to park at the station don't bother unless you get there very early!!! Make sure you have alternative places to park before you go. The...More

1  Thank Teresa425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An infamous journey I always wanted to do and glad I have done it. Slightly disappointed that's had to stand on the outward journey as far as Appleby, takes the edge off it slightly. So tip, if you can reserve a seat do so. We...More

2  Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the train from Carlisle to Settle, over the top of the Pennines, with fantastic views from the train and a trip over Ribblehead Viaduct. Wonderful day out.

Thank peterg1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why after 5pm cannot folk use the toilets on the station..complete joke. Hope you folk do not need the basic facilities after 5pm

Thank christine209940
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time on the settle to Carlisle rail way and it was one of the best rail journeys I've ever done the scenery was amazing the wildlife. The train staff were brilliant and the food trolley had some English lakes ice cream...More

Thank baxter2002
pat1228, Public Relations Manager at Settle Carlisle Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your journey, (which gave you longer to enjoy the views, fortunately or unfortunately!). The route has been acknowledged as the second best in the world (after the Blue Train in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the Settle railway station were every good, but the booking was not done as a group one by the Leeds station staff so we had to spread out through the 2-carriage train. Interesting but only need to do once

Thank eqkmo
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25 June 2017|
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Response from millie2008 | Reviewed this property |
28 April 2017|
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Response from pat1228 | Property representative |
All trains go from Carlisle to Leeds via Settle. We are trying to publicise this more but too many people think it just goes from Carlisle to Settle. They all go through to Leeds.
9 April 2017|
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Response from SCRDC | Property representative |
Hi there. The railway line starts at Leeds and ends at Carlisle, passing through lots of places on the way. Ribblehead station is the closest to the viaduct. The best way to see it is to get off the train and walk across... More