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“could be better”
Review of Peak Rail

Peak Rail
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Rowsley
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I know this is the beginning of the season but what a disappointment . the drive to the rowsley station start was muddy with pot holes , at least the parking was free. the train was about to go so bought a return ticket because of the car . we picked a carriage with a corridor and sliding doors , looking round I thought strange there seems to be lots of flies at the windows then noticed a lot more in the corridor windows much to the delight of a toddler who was trying to count them , this many flies says to me a animal body somewhere and the maggots had turned to flies yuk . the rest of the carriage could have done with a clean ,the windows had been rubbed over with a dirty cloth and were filthy. the journey was slow and uninteresting and the approach to matlock riverside area was terrible it looked like a dump with bricks, rocks ,rubbish etc not a good view for visitors into the station, there is a mail line as well going into matlock station, council please take note . perhaps there is no more money to spend on the herritage line and the trains but a clean train would not cost too much to do and perhaps be aware what the visitor is seeing . I will not be going on this train again

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

What a fantastic experience! We have just been on the Santa Express, totally manned by volunteers, it was lovely. The adults were given mulled wine and a mince pie, the kiddies had sweets. There was never a dull moment whilst we were waiting for Santa, there were balloon animals, a magician, a juggler, clowns, an accordion player, it was all happening! Then Santa came! He spent time with all the children individually, not rushing, having a chat with them all, and giving them all a gift. Everyone had a lovely time. Thank you to all the volunteers who gladly give their time yo make this a really special fun event. Looking forward to next year!

Thank LellyEngland
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Enjoyable few hours spent. Great journey.
Staff helpful and informative.
Well stocked shop.
Immaculately kept and maintained.

Thank MIBModels
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We parked up at Rowsley and caught the train down to Matlock which is powered by steam. On arrival at Matlock we walked downed to the park which is in a lovely setting with plenty of facilities before catching the train back to Rowsley powered by Diesel. All staff are helpful and friendly and the train carriages are comfortable. Kids were free when we visited also which represented great VFM

Thank Drewbarb
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

my Aunt bought me the tickets for my birthday and me and my boyfriend went on the train. it was a lovely quaint little ride and was quite slow so gave you lots of time to take in the atmosphere. we had a lovely day hopping on and off the train and looking round Matlock and Darley Dale. a great experience.

1  Thank Dawn R
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