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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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Reputedly the most beautiful train journey in England, this 15-inch, narrow gauge railway carries passengers along seven miles of scenic track, from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass (the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park) along...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2014

A great activity - especially for train loving little ones. Beautiful journey through the fells with plenty to look at, and stations at both ends have good facilities and excellent cafes.

3  Thank rachaeldrinkwater
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The train was uncomfortable, it was much smaller than I expected and smaller that the pictures imply. Very disappointed, the scenery was nothing special, the journey was actually in a diesel train and the fumes were overwhelming. It was most certainly overpriced at £13.20 for...More

8  Thank Pamela s
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Reviewed 5 days ago

La'al Ratty, as it is known locally, is a great little steam train going through scenic countryside - you can hop on & off to take a walk and make a day of it. We travelled from Dalegarth to Ravenglass, explored the Roman ruins at...More

Thank SeasonedTravellerLJ
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in October half term with family. Did a walk from our accommodation in Eskdale over Muncaster Fell ending in Ravenglass and caught train back to Eskdale with our two dogs. Was a great experience and a great day. Dogs were £1.50 and adults £7.00...More

Thank Simon W
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank your for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Railway and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a steam-hauled train from Ravenglass. There are 3 sorts of carriages - open-top, with roofs but no window glazing, and fully enclosed. It was quite hard to find seats in the enclosed carriages and although we are not very large the seats felt...More

Thank RowlandCarson
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It's a shame to hear that the weather somewhat hampered your enjoyment of the Railway and we hope to welcome you back on a brighter day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a dual ticket online for her and Muncaster castle. We travelled to the end of the line and back, family of 4 and the dog! Must try for the experience of travelling on a miniature steam train. But without sounding miserable, once you've...More

Thank trixie12345
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you and your four legged friend enjoyed your journey on the Railway and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little train ride, we did both steam and diesel trains for our return journey. Get a seat inside if it’s cold!!! We did it from Eskdale to Ravenglass and at Ravenglass we had lovely walk to the Roman bath house, along the beach and...More

Thank lindseyh162
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Railway, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic weather helped to make the trip on Lal Ratty a great day for young and old. The open carriages where great for the younger children to view and take in the smells of My childhood

Thank Lynn T
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day at the Railway and were able to make the most of the open carriages. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with parents and my dog at the weekend. We walked from Ravenglass to Eskdale and got the train back at the end of the day. Such a well kept attraction, so well maintained and looked after. Tickets were easy to purchase at Dalegarth before...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you, your family and your four legged friend enjoyed the journey with us from Dalegarth. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to go to this venue (from Glasgow) at least once a year (this year twice) - I love it and have done so for the past 60 odd years! This time I went with my daughter and 9 year old grandson. We drove...More

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RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you have been enjoying the Railway for the past 60 years and that you continue to do so with your family. We hope to continue to welcome you back for mnay years to come!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful day riding this great little railway , It is a good day out for young and old. Give it a try.

Thank David H
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Railway again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really well run miniature railway with excellent refreshments and home made food. Great value and well worth a visit.

Thank Tom L
RavenglassRailway, Manager at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your day at the Railway and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Skiedallover-Tim
4 October 2018|
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Response from ls45 | Reviewed this property |
i wasnt worried how big or small the train was ,we went on the train so we could look at the beautiful scenery
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27 August 2018|
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Response from 1bungle | Reviewed this property |
Our journey took about 40 minutes and when we arrived at dale Garth we could have got straight on a train waiting to come back we would have been waiting at the station for about 15 minutes before setting off an example our... More
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electrocutas
3 May 2018|
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Response from Bill D | Reviewed this property |
You can now reach Ravenglass by train on a Sunday too!
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