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Peak Rail

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Address: Rowsley Station | Peak Railways Heritage Trust, Rowsley, Peak District National Park, England
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Peak rail train journey including Sunday lunch. Nice choice of menu. Pate starter to much pate and not enough toast. Drinks reasonable priced except for water 90p a glass and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Peak Rail one Sunday afternoon with my husband and 2 year old daughter. It was a lovely, quaint little platform with a cafe, shop, ticket office and the sun, to our surprise was shining! (When we left Buxton it was raining!) The train arrived a few minutes after we arrived (very authentic with people dressed in the attire... More 

Thank Lucyb1981
liverpool uk
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103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Our second year at Peak rail for the Santa express and will be back again. A heritage line with bags of warmth and a true heart. Entertaining from the moment we got on the train our grand child loved every minute as did the adults!! Well done Peak rail !

Thank paulmaureenandmolly
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

12 of us went on the Santa express on Sunday, 7 adults & 5 children. It's our second time and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first trip. The volunteers are all fantastic, friendly, helpful - just lovely! The entertainers are brilliant with the children, a real family day out. We will most definitely be back.

1 Thank alijay13
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

As part of a day trip to the Peak District, our coach party visited Rowsley to enjoy a steam train ride. Unfortunately, there was no steam train (we were advised by one of the train volunteers that it had been out of action since August 2016), and instead boarded a diesel train. The train was cold, windows very dirty -... More 

Thank Elaine D
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

An enjoyable relaxing three course Sunday Lunch served by smiling friendly young ladies. Time to enjoy the scenery while eating your delicious meal. Will definately visit again.

Thank aljan07
Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My wife's not too chuffed with diesels, but with two big ones to secure a trip into Matlock Station, we both enjoyed the experience. Main line grandeur, branch line feeling - to Buxton and beyond one day? Or just be thankful for what we have - Peak Rail.

Thank Bob W
England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a small heritage line called Peak Rail with about 4 miles of track running from Matlock to Rowsley. Access to the platforms of the 3 x stations is free, so good for photographs. Currently the small steam engine is out of action due to problems with an injector. Therefore diesel loco's are pulling the trains until a part... More 

Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I am local to the area and I do photography, Peak Rail USED to be a picturesque, scenic steam hauled trip from Matlock Riverside to Rowsley south passing through Darley Dale with a longer stop of 5 minutes than the current "intercity" stop of 2 minutes, to allow visitors to explore the extensive sidings full of rolling stock and restoration... More 

Thank jameskp23
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Peak rail train journey including Sunday lunch. Nice choice of menu. Pate starter to much pate and not enough toast. Drinks reasonable priced except for water 90p a glass and £2.50 for a jug of water totally unreasonable.

1 Thank yamaharich
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice to see a bit of history being lovingly preserved, but it's not really that special for the visitor problems meant we had diesel rather than steam and we stopped at a small halt shot of matlock no explanation for either. The journey is very short and very slow with long stops presumably to draw time out.the cafe on Rowsley... More 

Thank Donald R

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