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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass, United Kingdom
About Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
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 the Eskdale Valley to Eskdale during a 40 minute ride. Experience the heritage steam engines on a stunning scenic day out.
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If the expense of car hire, the pressures of left-side driving, and the strain of navigation are not for you, relax on this convenient mini-coach tour of the UNESCO-listed Lake District. Besides panoramic views from Wastwater Lake, Wrynose Pass, and Hardknott Pass, visit historic Muncaster Castle and ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
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electrocutas wrote a review 14 Jun
Scarborough, United Kingdom110 contributions21 helpful votes
Stayed 4 nights in one of newly restored historic camping coaches. Absolutely fantastic beautiful coaches right at the platform end Steam buffs heaven. Parking and wifi free as is all travel on the ratty so if you are doing quite a few trips it works out very economical. Going again in a few months for a week. Its a beautiful place with some great walks plenty to see in the area especially Muncaster Castle Gardens and everyone is very friendly and welcoming The Ratty arms is a fine pub But if you want to eat be sure to book a table as it is immensely popular
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Date of experience: May 2021
margaretcameron43 wrote a review 14 Jun
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom300 contributions119 helpful votes
We arrived early, I had a walk around to pass the time, the staff were working hard, cleaning ,checking things. They are pleasant, friendly bunch. We booked a carriage with the roof. I really enjoyed the fact,I could hang out a wee bit and the stop, while waiting to go back. The staff clean the carriages in between stops. I am not a train person ,just wanted to experience going on a wee train. It was really good ,I am glad we booked it.
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Date of experience: June 2021
momPenwortham wrote a review 13 Jun
Preston, Penwortham, UK277 contributions131 helpful votes
Two years ago we got a voucher for a Cream Tea railway trip, but Covid came along and we were fortunate for it to be extended. We booked a mini break in Boot and it was literally up the road, so reserved our day & time. What a super little trip. Longer than expected and a 1 1/2 hour walk in Ravenglass with a delicious ice cream. Then back to Eskdale for a delicious cream tea. Fantastic day out.
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Date of experience: June 2021
George S wrote a review 13 Jun
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£18 each plus &.£1.59 a for a dog is dearer that a train trip return to Carlisle, but an experience under COVID restrictions
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Date of experience: June 2021
Himself2 wrote a review 11 Jun
Oxenhope, United Kingdom254 contributions188 helpful votes
Good to see I am a paying member of the Heritage Railway Association and a working member on a heritage railway. I was really impressed to see the cleaning regime on the ‘ratty’ as a full paying passenger with my grandchildren and ourselves (oh, and dog). Well done, I thought my railway was the only one to go to,such extremes before a departure. Well done to the ‘ratty’.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Response from RavenglassRailway, General Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review of your visit to us. I am pleased you recognised the Covid cleaning regime for our carriages. Our Covd Champions have been working incredibly hard with the sanitising of key touch points at each end of the railway. Additionally we are using Zoono which is a long lasting sanitiser that is applied electro statically. Its all very hard work for the staff both paid and voluntary but it is the least we can do to ensure our visitors and staff are safe. Thank you for your kind words and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Ratty in the future. Kind regards Stuart @ R&ER
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