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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
+44 1229 717171
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“open carriage” (52 reviews)
“narrow gauge” (31 reviews)
“la'al ratty” (29 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
+44 1229 717171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this as a special birthday treat for a friend, 4 of us went, it is a narrow gauge railway, so its a bit small, but we all fit comfortably into the carriage. The day started with a bacon butty, we boarded the train,...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the great delight in taking our three Nieces ( ages 3, 6 & 11) and their Grandparents on the Santa Express - we had a great day out, lots of time spent with Santa on the train and then again in his grotto,...More

Thank HBBlue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the Ratty at least 4 times a year. We are blessed to live in this beautiful part of the world and are spoiled for choice between the Lakes, Fells and the Coast, The Ratty joins all this in a magical 45 minute journey...More

2  Thank Ldb49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to Scotland we diverted through the Lake District to visit Lal Ratty is it is known locally. Enjoyable trip and great secenery

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The station is nicely laid out and just watching the steam trains turning is fun. The cafe is well serviced with some gluten free items. The train journey itself is weird because you are on a small gauge railway so if your over 6 foot...More

1  Thank Fred W
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a well run narrow gauge railway. it utilises both steam and diesel locomotives with a mix of open, semi-open and enclosed coaches - the latter of which are heated in the winter. Modern refreshment facilities exist at both ends of the line. A...More

Thank Bill D
Steve R, Commercial manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

So glad you enjoyed the day and you are so right a camera is a must, see you again soon

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Although I planned it for my son who is 9yrs old but I was equally entertained by the steam train journey to and fro. The best part of the train is heated compartments and as well as open compartments. Beautiful journey throughout. Very clean as...More

Thank ManviBhardwaj
Steve R, Commercial Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks so much for a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed the day and you are so right we are an open to all age attraction, I'm sure we will see you again

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous day out, we came today, me and another support worker and 2 people we support who have learning disabilities. The station was decorated beautifully and all the staffs costumes were fantastic, staff were lovely, very welcoming and chatty to all of us....More

Thank Kynax
Steve R, Commercial Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We are so glad you and the guys enjoyed the day and all worked out well in the end, see you again soon hopefully.

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

A very well organised and enjoyable day. We began with lunch at the station cafe which was lovely. The train journey was great through beautiful countryside. The children lived the opportunity to share part of the journey with Santa. They also loved their gifts. A...More

1  Thank Julia P
Steve R, Commercial Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, we are so glad you and the children enjoyed the day, I will pass on your kind comments to all the staff and volunteers.

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Denise G
6 August 2017|
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Response from Cambridgeblue65to67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Denise, You have had plenty of good answers. It depends on who is driving and what they like to do!! From Bowness is the more scenic route overall and it is best to go down to Newby Bridge to start the traverse across to... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from merrivalejones | Reviewed this property |
sorry I have no experience with Tesco vouchers I paid by card on the day
2 August 2017|
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Response from VeggieGeoff | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. The booking staff were friendly and knowledgable - give them a call!