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Ribblehead Viaduct

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Ribblehead, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park LA6 3AS, England
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We went over this on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, but to truly appreciate it, get up close

It's an amazing piece of engineering, and very interesting historically, and a beautiful walk. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GreyFamily
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UK
Second visit and still worth it

Took a detour across the moors to show our American friends this feat of engineering. Surprised to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
N9eav
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Ribblehead, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park LA6 3AS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an amazing piece of engineering, and very interesting historically, and a beautiful walk. We walked as far as the first signal box only, but you could do the whole Whernside walk if you are fit and have time.

Thank GreyFamily
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a detour across the moors to show our American friends this feat of engineering. Surprised to see a Police speed detector van parked up on the moors monitoring traffic! How fast can you go on those hilly roads? It was raining again as it...More

Thank N9eav
Reviewed 1 week ago

Straddling a valley at the foot of all 3 Yorkshire Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, the long and imposing viaduct makes a perfect location to watch the steam trains that make regular trips on the Settle-Carlisle Railway Line. Whenever a train does go through, Ribblehead...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the viaducts when out and about. We were lucky enough to see train go over too. Free parking close by,also a pub (the station inn) which has very good meals.

Thank anetteward
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you get your first glimpse if this amazing structure you have to wonder how they achieved it all those years ago. It is a fantastic sight and a great photo opportunity!

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had often seen pictures of the Ribblehead Viaduct and always thought it stood alone out on the moorland. I was surprised to discover that at one time there were locomotive sheds and sidings beneath its towering arches too. There are some great walks most...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of the day it's a railway bridge so not a lot to say about it. But it is an incredible feat of engineering especially as it was built long before they had todays heavy equipment. Is it worth visiting, certainly.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing engineering achievements ever. I am so pleased it has been maintained so well in recent years.

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's very impressive to look at, but it's just a bridge. looks amazing from the top of the nearby Ingleborough hill.

Thank PhillKentUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ribblehead viaduct is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. Dominating the landscape of Ribblehead, to truly appreciate this structure you have to get up close and marvel that this structure was build in an era that predates modern equipment and technology. And if you think the...More

Thank MD-FatDonkey
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robinburns99
29 August 2017|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Ruth5757 | Reviewed this property |
Originally there were two tracks over the viaduct, but during repair and reconstruction this has been reduced to a single track, reverting to double at each end of the structure. Ruth.
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mritim
19 July 2017|
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Response from 973SimonR973 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, a firm called Statesman rail run a weekly trip on a Wednesday in the summer. The train is called 'The Fellsman' and we travelled on it a couple of years ago. The times are on the firms website, I think we crossed late... More
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