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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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Reputedly the most beautiful train journey in England, this 15-inch, narrow gauge railway carries passengers along seven miles of scenic track, from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass (the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park) along...more
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 19:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Railway and we were not disappointed. It was a great experience and one to remember. The engines were in perfect condition and obviously well looked after and maintained. Plus the food was first class.

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Railway and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La'al Ratty, as it is known locally, is a great little steam train going through scenic countryside - you can hop on & off to take a walk and make a day of it. We travelled from Dalegarth to Ravenglass, explored the Roman ruins at...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Went in October half term with family. Did a walk from our accommodation in Eskdale over Muncaster Fell ending in Ravenglass and caught train back to Eskdale with our two dogs. Was a great experience and a great day. Dogs were £1.50 and adults £7.00...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank your for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Railway and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We took a steam-hauled train from Ravenglass. There are 3 sorts of carriages - open-top, with roofs but no window glazing, and fully enclosed. It was quite hard to find seats in the enclosed carriages and although we are not very large the seats felt...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It's a shame to hear that the weather somewhat hampered your enjoyment of the Railway and we hope to welcome you back on a brighter day.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We bought a dual ticket online for her and Muncaster castle. We travelled to the end of the line and back, family of 4 and the dog! Must try for the experience of travelling on a miniature steam train. But without sounding miserable, once you've...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you and your four legged friend enjoyed your journey on the Railway and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little train ride, we did both steam and diesel trains for our return journey. Get a seat inside if it’s cold!!! We did it from Eskdale to Ravenglass and at Ravenglass we had lovely walk to the Roman bath house, along the beach and...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Railway, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Fantastic weather helped to make the trip on Lal Ratty a great day for young and old. The open carriages where great for the younger children to view and take in the smells of My childhood

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day at the Railway and were able to make the most of the open carriages. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Visited with parents and my dog at the weekend. We walked from Ravenglass to Eskdale and got the train back at the end of the day. Such a well kept attraction, so well maintained and looked after. Tickets were easy to purchase at Dalegarth before...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you, your family and your four legged friend enjoyed the journey with us from Dalegarth. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

I try to go to this venue (from Glasgow) at least once a year (this year twice) - I love it and have done so for the past 60 odd years! This time I went with my daughter and 9 year old grandson. We drove...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you have been enjoying the Railway for the past 60 years and that you continue to do so with your family. We hope to continue to welcome you back for mnay years to come!

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Had a wonderful day riding this great little railway , It is a good day out for young and old. Give it a try.

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Railway again soon.

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Skiedallover-Tim
3 October 2018|
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Response from ls45 | Reviewed this property |
i wasnt worried how big or small the train was ,we went on the train so we could look at the beautiful scenery
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27 August 2018|
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Response from 1bungle | Reviewed this property |
Our journey took about 40 minutes and when we arrived at dale Garth we could have got straight on a train waiting to come back we would have been waiting at the station for about 15 minutes before setting off an example our... More
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electrocutas
3 May 2018|
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Response from Bill D | Reviewed this property |
You can now reach Ravenglass by train on a Sunday too!
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