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Esk Valley Railway

The Bus & Rail Centre | Whitby Station, Whitby YO21 1YN, England
+44 845 000 0125
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Best value day out

Whitby to Middlesbrough £7 adult return. Super journey through lovely countryside. Gives you a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter T
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Back in time

A ride on the steam train is like going back in time, we thoroughly enjoyed this. Be sure to check... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
703boyo
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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The Bus & Rail Centre | Whitby Station, Whitby YO21 1YN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whitby to Middlesbrough £7 adult return. Super journey through lovely countryside. Gives you a couple of hours in Middlesbrough. Absolutely excellent value.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A ride on the steam train is like going back in time, we thoroughly enjoyed this. Be sure to check that you are booked on a steam train as more modern locomotives are sometimes used. Important to book in advance as very busy in school...More

Thank 703boyo
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed using this great train service to complete a walk along the Esk Valley Way. Services are infrequent but as long as you time your walk accordingly then you are able to catch trains st different stations to start and finish your walk.

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've been visiting the NYMR since I was a kid - about 4 decades and it just keeps getting better. Don't forget to visit the sheds in Grosmont.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We prior booked for this trip and was not disappointed. Old fashioned rail journey through scenic country side. Old fashioned stations en route real blast from the past

Thank Queensmot
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Really enjoyed the rail tour that came through on Saturday. Great watching the steam engines on the mainline. Especially with Whitby in the background.

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 17 March 2017

One of northern England's scenic railways, the Middlesbrough-Whitby run counts among the best ways to see the relatively remote and inaccessible Esk Valley. We joined the train at Marton, in Middlesbrough's southern suburbs, where parking is free. Our 76-minute ride to the coast started to...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The line from Middlesborough to Whitby goes down this lovely green rural river valley. As the Esk meanders, the railway itself crosses and criss crosses the river several times. The views from the train window are very English and very picturesque. I suspect autumn golden...More

Thank DalstonBill
Reviewed 26 August 2016

if you go to whitby, try going upto middlesborough on a service train through beautiful countryside, its only a 2 coach local service, but well worth it , we carried on from middleborough to saltburn by the sea, as we were staying near, at skelton...More

Thank John393_13
Reviewed 25 July 2016

To reach Whitby one choice is to get on the train at Middlesbrough. The faded industrial grandeur is soon left behind and Rosebery Topping comes into view. The train reverses at Battersby and the scenery becomes far more interesting, the train slows regular and stops...More

Thank David S
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margaret b
Does the train do any steep climbs? Are there any heights at all ?? X Bit nervous of heights !
4 October 2016|
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Response from mrfinnegan |
No steep climbs. It goes through the bottom of the Esk Valley!
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doggydaysout
Hello , just wondering where would be best to go to on the esk valley Railway ? or is it a case of hop on hop off at in-between stations ? , id be getting on at Whitby , thank you .
19 March 2015|
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Response from Eric S |
Lunch or eve meal with good real ales - Eskdale pub next to Castleton Moor station - gives Max time before returning train arrives. Or take picnic & sit by the river, bridge, cricket ground. Grosmont - good pub + steam... More
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