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Millerbeck Light Railway

Staveley-in-Cartmel, Ulverston LA12 8NH, England
+44 15395 30113
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Fantastic day out

Visited for the first time on Father's Day with our nearly 3 year old and had an absolutely... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
ste_jones82
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Warm welcome on a cold day!

My husband and I and a coach-load of engineering enthusiasts visited the Millerbeck Light Railway... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Pattrue
,
Westbury, United Kingdom
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Millerbeck Light Railway is a 7 1/4inch gauge miniature railway situated in the grounds of a private home. Millerbeck is not a commercial operation and is supported by a team of talented volunteers who maintain the railway year round and run the railway on selected open days. Millerbeck is open on selected days of the year, principally Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays. We also have special events for Halloween and Christmas. These are ticket only events and booking commences August Bank Holiday. For more information visit our Facebook page.
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“open days” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Staveley-in-Cartmel, Ulverston LA12 8NH, England
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+44 15395 30113
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time on Father's Day with our nearly 3 year old and had an absolutely fabulous couple of hours. The weather was fantastic which made the day even better, but the location and setting is absolutely fantastic. There is at least 4...More

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pintsizelgb, Manager at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass them to all our volunteers. We really appreciate you taking the time to write your review. As you can imagine, so much hard work goes in to keeping the railway going and as a non-commercial attraction,...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

My husband and I and a coach-load of engineering enthusiasts visited the Millerbeck Light Railway on 25th April, 2017. We were given a really warm welcome by the owner and some of his team of enthusiastic volunteers. We were told a little of the origin...More

Thank Pattrue
pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We will make sure that we pass them on to all our volunteers. You're right the cake isn't normally available but we wanted to make your trip extra special! We hope to see you again at Millerbeck...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

A special afternoon out for our engineering enthusiasts on our tour of The Lakes. A special private time for our group. We all participated on the rides behind mini steam and diesel engines. One tip-if you suffer from back problems go for one of the...More

Thank John I
pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you John for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon at Millerbeck!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Since 2008 we have managed to visit this attraction three times whilst on holiday and each time this place has got better and better. It has also rained on every occasion but their covered gazebo is testament to their thinking. This year each train ride...More

Thank Tim B
pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you very much Tim for your kind comments. We will pass them to our volunteers. Our volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year and so love to hear that their hard work is giving so much enjoyment! We hope to see you at Millerbeck again...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

The team running the railway work so hard to make this a gem of a place to visit. Look out for their open weekends and social events. A must for any family who has an interest in trains or travel.

Thank Sally C
Laura G, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass your comments on to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is completely volunteer run so it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job! Hope to see you again soon. Millerbeck Light Railway

Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Love this place! It's hidden away and not hugely advertised which makes it the more special. Whilst the hoards are down at fell foot on a bank holiday, we can sit and relax, have a picnic near the stream and ride the light railway as...More

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Laura G, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass your comments on to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is completely volunteer run so it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job! Hope to see you again soon. Millerbeck Light Railway

Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent day out with my friends we visit regularly, but wow the illuminations show they put on was brilliant! Love the alpacas and staff are so friendly x thank you for doing what you do. It really feels so magical because you aren't open all...More

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Laura G, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass your comments on to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is completely volunteer run so it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job! Hope to see you again soon. Millerbeck Light Railway

Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you are even the slightest bit interested in model railways I can think of no more pleasant way of passing a sunny afternoon than spending it here. Take a picnic, get a drink from the kiosk, have a ride behind one of the steam...More

Thank Martin B
Laura G, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass your comments on to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is completely volunteer run so it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job! Hope to see you again soon. Millerbeck Light Railway

Reviewed 30 June 2015

Been going there for years. You wouldn't believe that such a priceless venue was there unless you get to experience it.

Thank Dennis D
Laura G, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass your comments on to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is completely volunteer run so it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job! Hope to see you again soon. Millerbeck Light Railway

Reviewed 26 June 2015

Excellent place to visit, train rides last ages. All staff lovely and friendly, extremely well run. Probably not able to spend a full day here, as there is only train rides available. Take a picnic as no food is available on site other than ice...More

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Laura G, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass your comments on to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is completely volunteer run so it is lovely to hear that we are doing a good job! Hope to see you again soon. Millerbeck Light Railway

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