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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
+44 1229 717171
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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 the Eskdale Valley to Eskdale during a 40 minute ride. Experience the heritage steam engines on a stunning scenic day out.
  • Excellent69%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow gauge” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
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+44 1229 717171
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"open carriage"
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"dalegarth station"
in 33 reviews
"narrow gauge"
in 19 reviews
"la'al ratty"
in 26 reviews
"cream tea"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful countryside"
in 28 reviews
"diesel engine"
in 15 reviews
"return journey"
in 36 reviews
"lovely journey"
in 14 reviews
"closed carriages"
in 14 reviews
"minute journey"
in 16 reviews
"caught the train"
in 12 reviews
"boot inn"
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"all ages"
in 44 reviews
"santa express"
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"scones"
in 26 reviews
"great trip"
in 21 reviews
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Went on the stream train and was a good day out. The whole journey takes about half an hour. It was well worth the experience

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another lovely trip on the miniature railway we come every year but have never seen it so busy must have been the good weather A definite must for a day out scenery is amazing

Thank maureenr21
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you continue to visit year after year and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The railway rattles along through very picturesque scenery through Eskdale. Engines used are both steam and diesel and have both open and covered coaches. Coach seats are wooden and a little hard and as the railway is narrow gauge space can be a little tight....More

Thank PeteandE
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your Cream Tea and Steam Experience and hope to welcome you back to the Railway very soon.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I travelled on the railway last, about four years ago, and its just as good now as it was then. Very well run, with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Clean carriages, of which there are three types - fully open, half open, and fully enclosed, and...More

Thank David B
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you returned to the Railway for another trip and that you enjoyed the experience just as much. We hope to continue to welcome you back in years to come.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given this experience as a gift and delayed it until summer. Glad we did. The staff at the ticket office allowed us to change the time and station for our cream tea. The engine and train were in pristine condition, we enjoyed sitting...More

Thank cathleen_stagg
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed you Cream Tea and Steam Experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to the Ravenglass steam trains at our leisure to find one was leaving in short time. We asked if there was space for all 3 to fit into one space together which were informed there would be. When we boarded the train, we...More

Thank Abi2503
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the line side and the food and drink slection in the café. We hope to welcome you back to the Railway soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lost count of the number of times Myself and The Other Half have ridden on this wonderful Railway.Trips spanning 40 years.We travelled on the 1st train of the day and it was Steam instead of the advertised Diesel.The weather was glorious,blue skies and...More

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

Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your day with us at the Railway and we hope to continue welcoming you back in the future.

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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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ScottieDog1960
22 February 2018|
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Response from derekbjohnstone | Reviewed this property |
oooohhhhh yes
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Denise G
6 August 2017|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Denise, You have had plenty of good answers. It depends on who is driving and what they like to do!! From Bowness is the more scenic route overall and it is best to go down to Newby Bridge to start the traverse across to... More
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