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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam railway” (30 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Many thanks to the volunteers of the Railway for allowing us to host our Girlguiding event on a very cold weekend! We were well looked after and welcomed warmly by the staff & loved the atmospheric Victorian train ride and facilities. We were delighted to...More

Thank HJW0811
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my first visit to the railway (my daughter visited with a large group of friends on the Saturday evening) & I have to say I was impressed. Despite the freezing outside temperatures their Marquee was heated and full of twinkling lights & festive...More

1  Thank HevMary
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon, with friendly helpful staff, beautiful surroundings, a wonderful family experience.

Thank louisekemp82
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone was polite and helpful friendly, lovely to go on a steam train seats allocated when you collect your tickets but there was hardly any Christmas atmosphere no music it could be helped with some Christmas songs santa came stood in the doorway of the...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my little girl an the Christmas experience and there was no experience, the train was freezing and I mean freezing and Father Christmas didn't even show and my little girl was in tears When you spend best part of £25 you would expect...More

4  Thank KirstyCowperthwaite
SCW710614, Manager at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Kirsty You did not come to our Santa Special You came to the Elf Express organised and run by your Ribble Valley Division of Girlguiding all we did is provide a very heavily discounted train to help them raise funds to support their members...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Good. All Staff polite and helpful Heating on in carriages 1 deg C outside Allocated seating. Free car park The Bad Hardly any Christmas atmosphere exaggerated by the complete absence of any festive music. When Santa finally appeared he stood hovering over the child...More

Thank gihopley1944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The car park on arrival is a bit muddy when it rains but is free for train users. Friendly welcome by the station staff prior to the journey. You can get food and drinks before boarding in the station buffet. Also a buffet car on...More

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 minutes mioving, sat for 10minutes, then return back. No Christmas spirit, no music, no entertainment for the children whilst waiting for Father Christmas. We were in the last carriage and waited for 30minutes by which time FC had lost interest and didn't give present...More

Thank Tricia Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fatastic day today 26/11/2017. Went to Bolton Abby’s station for the Santa’s special and just WOW, staff extremely helpful and explained were everything was and were to go, all staff very welcoming with our little girl. On the train again staff very welcoming. The...More

1  Thank charlottefairclough
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was a wonderful way to spend some time - back in time - in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The work that has gone into restoring the train carriages, steam engine and train stations is truly fabulous! It's great to sit in a carriage near...More

Thank travelsominx
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16 September 2017|
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Response from paulmaureenandmolly | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's over fields so not sure if suitable and no route as far as I know via road. Best check with railway they are really helpful sorry can't be more specific
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.