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West Lancashire Light Railway

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Address: Station Road | Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6SP, England
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+44 1772 815881
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30

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Santa special

I have been going here since being little myself. It has become a bit of a tradition as we now come here with with my daughter and she loves it. Its not big or fancy but everyone... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here since being little myself. It has become a bit of a tradition as we now come here with with my daughter and she loves it. Its not big or fancy but everyone is lovely very traditional Christmas Day out x

Thank Sarah H
liverpool uk
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Our first visit and surely not our last lovely railway run by volunteers who obviously love what that do . Made to feel special from minute we arrived and staff couldn't do more for us. Maybe not the biggest railway but one with a big heart would recommend

Thank paulmaureenandmolly
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the railway on Sunday with our 15 month old. It's only a small railway but it's very reasonably priced and with your ticket you can ride the train as many times as you like! The gentlemen/volunteers that were running it were very friendly and you could tell that they were passionate about trains. We are planning on going... More 

Thank Jones_Jollies
Southport, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here after noticing signs on the main road advertising the steam railway gala and thought i might as well have a nosey as I only live a few miles away and have passed this place on numerous occasions over the years and never really knew much about it. My kids loved it they are 10 & 2. There... More 

Thank gazken1981
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Interesting place for a visit. Just a short run on a steam train, but lots of really enthusiastic volunteers who make the experience.

Thank cawleywood
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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

West Lancs Railway is right on my doorstep and the place most visited when my nephew was younger and into Thomas Tank Engine. He is now nearly 15! I try and go regularly to support them and take my Yorkie Pippin who is 15 but loves the ride. The trains are in tip top condition and although the journey is... More 

Thank JCroskell
Bolton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Called here on the way to Southport, easy to find. The booking office / gift shop / café, was manned by a gentleman who oozed passion about the railway, told us many interesting facts about the railway, engines and future plans. £3.00 buys a ticket which allows you as many rides throughout the day as you want. The track isn't... More 

Thank Steve B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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359 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Last visited here in about 1985! and it was time to return so picked a steam gala weekend. It was terrific - all the steam engines (5 operating) were in such beautiful order. Shiny and so well looked after. There was much fun with organs, meccano exhibits, railway exhibits model and narrow gauge and lots more. Everyone was happy and... More 

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We love the steam trains and come most Sunday's! The railway runs past the bottom of our garden and the kids love to watch it pass by. The special events are fab with plenty to do and see. The teddy bears outing and Christmas train are the kids favourites. Beautiful engines.

Thank Helen W
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37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The voulenteeres really make this quaint little railway worth visiting, to date it is definatly the shortest ride we have been on but the lovely voulenteeres really keep you happy and are helpful cheerful and informative, the railway itself is lovely and worth a visit and if it's a nice day you can sit on the picnic benches and watch... More 

Thank Nhh322

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