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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Bolton Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AF, England
+44 1756 710614
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Travel the lovely English countryside on this scenic train pulled by a steam locomotive, leaving from Bolton Abbey Station to the historic Embsay Station, built in 1888. Trains run every Sunday all year Tuesdays Saturdays & Sundays from April to end October and Daily late July to the end of August
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bolton Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AF, England
+44 1756 710614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have dreamed of one day renewing my acquaintance with the footplate on a steam locomotive ever since my childhood when my Uncle Archie used to pick me up to do some shunting in the Crieff railway station yard during the months leading up to...More

Thank Iain957
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on quite a rainy day but the views were still nice from the first class carriage of the train. A nice relaxing way to spend an hour or so whatever the weather. Staff generally helpful and happy apart from the man selling tickets at...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took our small grandchildren on this railway. We were surprised we had to pay for the 4 year old! On the local competition at Haworth under 5s go free of charge. Also the adult fare is the same as Haworth and that is a...More

1  Thank STUART C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant ride on steam train from Bolton Abbey Station to Embsay and back. Can get drinks on the train and there is a nice station cafe with outdoor seating if weather good. Stations are well maintained and there are souvenir shops at each station also...More

Thank merlinWestYorks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Embsay Railway on a sunny Saturday morning. The signage to get there was excellent. A good size carpark and very friendly welcome from a young man on the ticket desk. Everywhere was bright and cheerful, very well looked after. There was an...More

Thank 860sl860
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely steam train and as good as any other heritage steam railways I have been on, but unfortunately the staff seemed more interested on getting the signs up in the window for the next load of passengers instead of just letting us enjoy the (short)...More

Thank eqkmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked at Embsay and took the train to the Bolton Abbey station. Combined with a pleasant walk to visit Bolton Abbey and coffee on our way back this made a really different day out. The train journey was great value.

Thank john e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time on this heritage railway. We picked a day the Goods Train was running and managed to get tickets in both directions. Riding on the verandas of the brake van is a really great way to see the scenery.

Thank 589Richard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good day out for all ages We had a really lovely day good value for money Trains were lovely and clean good cafe at station made us a lovely picnic for the ride And a bar on board yayyy Nice little shop at the...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A group of us went last Saturday for a fish and chip supper (1st class with a glass of bubbly). The glorious weather helped a lot, but the itinerary, leisurely pace and very friendly service made for a really good time. Great value for money,...More

Thank IGodsell
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Sandra F
9 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen W | Property representative |
Yes we have a ramp to access the train
31 May 2017|
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Response from peterentwistle1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think that there will be 1st Class travel available.
11 September 2016|
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Response from Stephen W | Property representative |
Yes well behaved dogs are welcome We just ask that they don't go on the seats