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Peak Rail

Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
+44 1629 580381
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Last train out good trip...

We turned up and it was the last trip for the day. Massive carpark at the northern end of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely trip on a steam train

We started at Matlock and rode to the end of the line at Rowsley. Then we went for a walk along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daventry, United Kingdom
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
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Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
+44 1629 580381
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up and it was the last trip for the day. Massive carpark at the northern end of the railway, staff helpful and a real nice place. Steam and diesel so got the best of both. Would go on again.... Well done to you...More

Thank Knocker874
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at Matlock and rode to the end of the line at Rowsley. Then we went for a walk along the River Derwent which was lovely. On our return to the station we stopped for lunch. The prices in the café at the station...More

Thank Linandmike2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a Sunday afternoon traveling on the steam ride it was excellent way to travel would recommend a trip. The only thing I would say is that the cafe took ages to get served and we left without having a drink. Staff on the train...More

Thank NinaBrenwood
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A must to go back in time and experience a trip on a steam engine. A lovely day traveling by steam engine. A great experience for the very young and old. A delightful day.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A great day out for young and old. Plenty to see with other groups at the Rowsley end of the line. Not sure if we were lucky, but our engine taking the train to Matlock was an early mainline diesel, with a steam engine supplying...More

Thank 589Richard
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed a exciting Day @ peak Rail, I took my 2 Great nephews aged 12 & 10 who had never been on any sort of Train. they were blown away by the experience. The Day was made even better as on Tuesday`s & Wednesday`s...More

Thank nodski
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I travelled on the train from Matlock to Rowsley South and back in the comfort of vintage carriages. The beauty of this is that you have a diesel locomotive pulling you one way and steam the other so for someone who was brought up in...More

Thank gr0bs0n1
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Peak Rail is a local historic railway running between Matlock and Rowsley. It is all very jolly and a good day out However from time to time they hitch a couple of ancient first class dining cars up to the train and serve a first...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We sort of stumbled across the Peak Railway and were so glad we did. It feels like you are stepping back in time, and the carriage we sat In looked remarkably like the one in the Harry Potter movie which obviously impressed the children immensely....More

Thank nickylack
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Having bought a ticket on the national rail service, I saw from the timetable there was just 2 minutes to make the connection at Matlock. To do this involves going out of the station,crossing the bridge and finding the way in. This is not clearly...More

3  Thank chives1cl
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Lis B
23 July 2017|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
Ticket is for all day. You can get on and off as you please.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, and at certain times you can get an all day ticket so you can travel up and down the line as much as you like
Barbara B
28 June 2016|
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