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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
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“afternoon tea”(31 reviews)
“buffet car”(21 reviews)
With its headquarters in the fine old Peak District market town of Wirksworth, the Ecclesboume Valley line, at nine miles, is Derbyshire's longest heritage railway. The line runs through some of the most pleasant scenery in the White Peak, from its...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Station Road | Coldwell Street, Wirksworth DE4 4FB, England
+44 1629 823076
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wirksworth really is a beautiful ancient Derbryshire Dales/Peak District Town. Lovely Pubs, cafe's and restaurants, a fabulous boutique cinema,the two week 'Wirksworth Festival' and of course the excellent Ecclesbourne Railway experience. I'm told Wirksworth has excellent schools as well so I may even move there......More

Thank Paulride
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Ecclesbourne Valley’s Steam Train from Wirksworth to Duffield, then back again. We arrived at Wirksworth in plenty of time to buy our tickets, see some of goings on at the station, and to get some refreshments for the journey. There are two...More

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The railway publishes their services on a daily basis in Facebook. First visit and the staff were obviously very passionate about the railway and could not do enough to make our visit very pleasant. We were encouraged to walk their yard and visit their maintenance...More

Thank fredfoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely day out, we came with my three children and my elderly mother in law. We needed a ramp to help my mother in law board the train and this was easily obtained and the staff were friendly and helpful. We will...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time on the train from Duffield to Wirksworth and back. We took 2 boys with us 1 who is a massive train fan. The staff were so very pleasant and helpful, on the way back Nick the driver let the boys...More

Thank Used2fly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a voucher for two for the luxury afternoon tea but as it could only be used on a Tuesday and expired in the summer holidays, we decided to take the kids thinking it wouldn’t interest them. How wrong was I. From the very...More

Thank Lindsey O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People expecting 5* all mod cons and cuisine this is not for you If you want 'As it used to be ' basics in a step back in time steam trains and no cares as it used to be this is for you. Without breaking...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delight for all the family; a step back in time. The smell of smoke and steam took me back to my childhood. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children and had a compartment to ourselves to sit back and...More

2  Thank Johnthefish
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant day on the railway, this included probably the best ploughman’s lunch I have eaten. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A great day out!

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the Ecclesbourne Valley Way from Wirksworth to Duffield, about 14 miles (including a couple of unplanned ‘detours’). We’re very glad of the train service on the way back. Train even had a buffet car with a selection of bottled real ales.

1  Thank David C
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Julia P
21 April 2018|
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Response from Tom_Tait | Property representative |
Yes of course on all standard class seating.
13 April 2018|
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Response from gliderman66 | Reviewed this property |
Yes free parking near platform on railway land
Tahir M
30 March 2018|
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Response from gliderman66 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s fine