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Peak Rail

Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
+44 1629 580381
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Rainy day activity

Took this delightful little steam railway from Rowsley South to Matlock . Had a day ticket which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean C
A good way to spend an hour or two on a steam train

A lovely way to support local organisations. Not only steam and diesel trains but wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
+44 1629 580381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this delightful little steam railway from Rowsley South to Matlock . Had a day ticket which allowed us to break the journey on the way back at Darley Dale. Staffed by lots of frendly volunteers. Shop , cafe and free parking at Rowsley but...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A lovely way to support local organisations. Not only steam and diesel trains but wonderful carriage restoration teams and station management all work well together to give a rounded rail service running in to main line Matlock station.

Thank nyoung28
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is only the second time I have visited Peak Rail - the last being probably some 35+ years ago and long before much of the existing development had taken place. The line is relatively short, about 4 miles in length which take about 20...More

1  Thank Deltic9009
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter for a day out on the train from Nottingham to Matlock. Had always fancied going this railway, and was not disappointed. Lovely scenery going through the derwent Valley towards the peak district - a shame that the train doesn't go too far...More

1  Thank Mini_Travellers
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic ride on a steam train. Helpful and friendly staff. This is not our first visit and it will not be our last!!!

1  Thank paulaUK1967
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A lovely family trip out on a steam train. The Christmas atmosphere was great from first entering the platform with decorations and music. We enjoyed a lovely warm drink and breakfast rolls in the friendly station cafe whilst waiting to board the train. The train...More

Thank 937gemmag
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited Peak Rail as part of a tour group on Christmas Eve. The station, train and staff were in festive guise and there was a warm and friendly atmosphere. On the short return journey we were entertained by musicians, clowns and magicians and received...More

Thank Father-Brian
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great morning on Santa's steam train with the grandchildren and children, we all enjoyed it! Mulled wine and mince pies for adults juice and sweets for the kids and a present for them given by Santa's elves. Lots of entertainment by a wizard, clown, musicians...More

2  Thank SuzieToast
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Booked for a group of 12 of us, arrived at the station had lovely hot chocolate with marshmallows whilst waiting for the train to arrive in the little cafe. Platform was very festive with decorations and music. Excellent value for money upon boarding the train...More

2  Thank cheryl b
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A great Christmas treat, we saw Santa, a random Percy Pig, lots of clowns and magicians. The train trip was fun, a nice old steam engine which went to one station and back again Maybe it was more fun for the dads, who knows but...More

2  Thank Aman K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this suitable for 21month old. she likes trains at the moment
1 May 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, and at certain times you can get an all day ticket so you can travel up and down the line as much as you like
Barbara B
Where is it?
28 June 2016|
Response from Rachel H | Reviewed this property |
Karen J
Can dogs go on the trains please?
21 April 2016|
Response from martin g | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome to travel on our trains but, except for guide dogs, are not permitted in the Palatine Restaurant car