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Millerbeck Light Railway

Staveley-in-Cartmel, Ulverston LA12 8NH, England
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Fantastic fun!

It is really amazing what these railway enthusiasts have achieved. We took our five year old and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KitweAl
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Fantastic hidden gem of a place

This is the 2nd time we have visited here. It’s an absolutely fantastic location and very pretty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura S
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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 or website.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Staveley-in-Cartmel, Ulverston LA12 8NH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really amazing what these railway enthusiasts have achieved. We took our five year old and she loved riding round on the train and spotting things on the journey. The small signal room, track, bridges, flags...all add to made it a great experience. Well...More

Thank KitweAl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have visited here. It’s an absolutely fantastic location and very pretty. All the volunteers are so helpful and friendly and can’t do more to ensure you have a great time. There is free parking and clean toilets available onsite....More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A fantastic day out for all the family!!! When we went there were seven 7.5 inch gauge trains running. This means everybody gets a ride very quickly!! Situated just south of Windermere the railway runs in spectacular scenery. Just ensure you check the website for...More

Thank 589Richard
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pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass them to all our volunteers. Millerbeck is our home and everyone is volunteer so comments like this makes all the hard work worthwhile 😀. We hope to see you again at one of our open days.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Have heard a lot about Millerbeck and it was all true. Very friendly volunteers and a great atmosphere. It was a little cold but everyone was smiling and I have to say it was a truly awesome time. We will be back as I hear...More

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pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We will pass it on to our volunteers! It certainly was cold for March but our drivers kept going :). Fingers crossed for a bit more spring weather at Easter! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Took our Twin 2 year old Grandsons here for the Halloween special. Absolutely fantastic time had by us all. The volunteers made a great sight in their costumes and we're polite and friendly. The track is well thought out, and the time each ride lasts...More

Thank Zena M
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pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. It really does make all the hard work of our volunteers worth while! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All our open days are listed on Facebook or our website.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Myself and my partner just so happened to be driving around, trying to find some where quiet to take the children on a crazy bank holiday Sunday and we happened to spot a small sign saying the railway was open!!! The children absolutely loved it,...More

Thank NatalieBeek
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pintsizelgb, Owner at Millerbeck Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments. As Millerbeck is our home that we only open occasionally and all our volunteers work tirelessly hard it is great to hear comments like this! We hope to see you at Millerbeck again soon!

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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!

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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
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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

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