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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow gauge” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
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"open carriage"
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"dalegarth station"
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"narrow gauge"
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"la'al ratty"
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"cream tea"
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"beautiful countryside"
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"diesel engine"
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"return journey"
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"lovely journey"
in 14 reviews
"minute journey"
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"closed carriages"
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"caught the train"
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"boot inn"
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"all ages"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much more to do than on the last visit. Not one but three new engines including the rebuilt River Esk and Katie chugging up and down the yard for ‘Driver for a fiver’ (book in advance). The new museum is surprisingly good and even...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was really looking forward to this as it is hyped as a must do experience at the edge of the lakes. The reality is a well run hobby railway enjoyed by the operators, but as a punter it is really very boring. Slow, uncomfortable, no...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that your experience did not live up to your expectations. To discuss this further, please contact me on stationmanager@ravenglass-railway.co.uk.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the railway as part of a Mountain Goat tour starting at Dalegarth and we were amazed at how busy it was with our train being virtually full when we arrived 15 mins before departure, fortunately we managed to find seats in a covered...More

Thank BobBonHere
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the journey from Dalegarth to Irton Road as part of your Mountain Goat tour and we look forward to welcoming you for the full line experience in the future.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is dog friendly and very enjoyable. Different train carriages to choose from to suit the weather lovely scenery and fantastic food at the Dalegarth station.

Thank 47lizzie
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Railway soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i and another couple travelled from the station just behind the ratty arms to boot.a very enjoyable 40 minutes trip through some beautiful countryside.even though it rained partly it didn't put a dampner on the trip.tried the local hostelries then walked back...More

Thank DICKY1962
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the journey on the Railway and would recommend it to others despite the wet weather. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still a good chug out after all these years. Pricey for a whole family like or a family who are not that well off. There should be better and more concessions for people on benefits. Mainly old style middle class type families travelling on it.

Thank Stephen A
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Railway again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent train journey friendly people dogs wellcome on the train & cafe.s doggy bags given with doggy treats in poo bags which always come in handy toilets at cafe clean plenty of water bowls for our doggy’s

Thank Carol K
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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you an your four legged friends enjoyed your time at the Railway. We hope to welcome you all back again soon.

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electrocutas
3 May 2018|
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Response from Bill D | Reviewed this property |
You can now reach Ravenglass by train on a Sunday too!
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ScottieDog1960
23 February 2018|
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Response from derekbjohnstone | Reviewed this property |
oooohhhhh yes
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Denise G
6 August 2017|
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Response from Sandy B | 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
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