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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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US$ 42.73*
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Private Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Steam Trains Day Trip from Leeds
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Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Steam Trains Day Trip from York
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Private Small-Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey, and Steam Trains Day Trip from York
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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bolton Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AF, England
+44 1756 710614
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Reviewed today

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 3 days 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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk in through the station door the ground is very rough. This needs to be urgently attended to. No welcome from shop staff ,not even a hello. Welcome by the Ladies in the bric a brac shop lovely.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Driven past this railway a few times and alway been meaning to go. Well today I went and I was not disappointed. It's not a long line at only 5 miles but the countryside you pass through is very scenic. The stations are beautifully looked...More

Thank t1mj1m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned from a very pleasant ride on the Steam Train to Bolton Abbey. We booked first class and Afternoon tea with four friends. The quality of the afternoon tea was very good and the staff were friendly staff. A lovely way to...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided that it was time that we paid a visit to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Heritage Railway which is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales near Skipton. The railway operated both steam and heritage Diesel locomotives. We based ourselves at Embsay...More

Thank malcslater879
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on an organised coach trip. We should be so grateful to these wonderful volunteers who keep these places going for our enjoyment! It is only a 20 minute ride one way but the views are beautiful and all from comfortable carriages! There...More

Thank R P T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We made a return visit to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway last week and enjoyed a round trip behind Beatrice with a break for Lunch at the tea rooms at Bolton Abbey station. The railway is very friendly with uniformed volunteers carrying out the...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time on the train, my 2 year old daughter has been asking to go on a train for ages and we thought this would be perfect for her. She loved it, and the miniature train at the Bolton Abbey station. Will definitely...More

Thank Gem1025
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, I am looking at booking the fish and chip special. Is it worth upgrading to first class? Thank you
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.
I have just booked the fish and chip special is our dog allowed on board with us? X
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
Hi there. Is there a reasonable B&B near to the station please?
26 June 2016|
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Response from SCW710614 | Property representative |
Yes there are a number on the Bolton Abbey Estate listed on their website