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Ribblehead Viaduct

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Address: Ribblehead, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park LA6 3AS, England

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See it in a hailstorm!

British engineering at its best. It's wonderful to see a steam loco going over it in summer but it is sobering to see it between trains when the weather turns & imagine yourself... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrew C
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

British engineering at its best. It's wonderful to see a steam loco going over it in summer but it is sobering to see it between trains when the weather turns & imagine yourself as one of the men who built it. A great place to just stop & admire

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a sight! Being an engineer myself I know how much effort went into building this historic landmark. Would have loved to have seen a steam train thundering over the top but couldn't stay long enough. Lovely sight though. The last time I saw it was while doing the three peaks walk...

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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But the surrounding moorland scenery is epic. Avoid the major routes and take the side roads (eg Buckden) which were truly spectacular. The drive made it.

Thank thewobblywombat
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped her for a photo opportunity on way to the waterfalls. Great find. Didn't walk down to them but hope to go back.

Thank ScotlandAmber
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Reviewed 1 week ago

set in between the road from Ingleton and Hawes, you can easily put a fun packed day together, perhaps at the white scar caves at Ingleton, then on to this marvel of human engineering and on to Hawes to see a nice little village and the cheese factory. There's plenty of free parking here, a nearby pub if you so... More 

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The viaduct is a wonderful sight on any day even when there isn't a steam train going past. Plan your trip early if you want to see the steam train going past as there's lots of enthusiasts and its hard to find a parking spot.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Settle to Carlisle on the train, over the Ribblehead Viaduct. Fabulous experience.

Thank lizmJ7341WX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a return visit for me and it's still amazing. The remoteness of the location and the realisation of just how hard it was to build is incredible. We also scored a Brucie Bonus the next morning watching the Flying Scotsman cross the viaduct :-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with my wife and 5 year old daughter. Amazingly beautiful place. Worth a one time visit definitely. This area is close to another attraction White Scar caves so one can cover 2 things enroute. As it is in the open land it gets very windy here so please carry appropriate clothing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had forgotten how amazing this railway viaduct was, it is now many years since my last visit. I had the extreme luck then to be delivering equipment to the team that was working on the structure, they ask if I would like to climb up to the underneath of the towers (before health & safety existed) as I got... More 

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