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“Mini railway”

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
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US$62.91*
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High Adventure Day Tour from Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great oppertunity to take the scenic route on this miniture steam railway which runs along side the Cumbrian coast from Ravensglass to Dalegarth Staion near the village of Boot.A real treat for young and old alike but the £13 return ticket plus £3 to park seemed a little steep.Regardless of the cost this is a unique trip and if in this area should be on your list of things to see and do

Thank lynnbaz
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We recently had a weeks camping holiday in Ravenglass...the main attraction was ofcourse the narrow gauge railway.....well worth money and great fun for children..........we are 70, but never mind..loved Ratty..oh and THE ICE CREAM .

Thank Ann R
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

lovely day out, we parked in Ravenglass (charge for this). train ride was lovely and definitely worth the price, we went right to the end of the track unfortunately there wasn't a lot to do at the other end unless you like walking. we had young children with us who did not want to walk. ice cream at the station is yummy. worth a trip on the train.

Thank 1982jules
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The railway is 15in gauge and uses both steam and diesel locomotives to pull the trains. The journey is very scenic, with a river estuary and plenty of lakeland fells amongst other things. The full return ticket allows for travel all day, as often as you like. The cafes at either end are fine, but the local pubs and inns are even better.

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

If you care about the areas heritage and want to help with local economy. Then go visit the little railway. You might not have children with you and may feel it's not suited to you. But it's still a lovely relaxing way to see a small part of the lakes that you wouldn't otherwise see. It's a very well run and organised little railway and for enthusiasts and non enthusiasts, a pleasant journey.
Please be aware that this is a narrow gauge railway and therefore the carriages are somewhat smaller than you would normally expect. If you have back problems or other medical issues, please be aware.
At the end of the line at the village of Boot, there are walks aplenty, so make sure you take your walking gear with you. There are a couple of pubs in the village and a small shop for provisions.

Thank Owl-on-Acid
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