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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
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Station Road | Coldwell Street, Wirksworth DE4 4FB, England
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+44 1629 823076
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a group trip, to include a “light” lunch for an RAF reunion afternoon outing prior to an evening dinner. I could just say excellent, but that would not do justice to this outing. We boarded at Duffield, to be shown to our carriage,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a ride on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway when we wer ein the area during August 2018. We started at Duffield, wher eht eman and woman in the ticket office were super friendly and seemed excellent ambassadors for the railway. We thought the...More

Thank RojBlake
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The railway is obviously the result of hard work and dedication of many people, but it run through some nice but not exceptional countryside. We ride in an electric rail car which (again) was a pleasant experience, but not exceptional. Perhaps we have been spoilt...More

Thank Dave A
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Dave A, Thank you for submitting a review of our railway. Vistas are there to behold and are subjective in nature. At this time of year the colours of the Ecclesbourne Valley can change daily and are a joy to behold but accept they...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Good to be on a working train journey linking up with the main line.Interesting to see how they cope with gates ,walkers and trees on line.

Thank glutenlady
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear glutenlady, Thank you for submitting a review of our railway. We are glad you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you back soon. With best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Hubby and I were looking forward to our visit however I was left very disappointed. I thought it overpriced.

Thank kingdeb
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear kingdeb, Thank you for submitting a short review of our railway. Our fares are in line with comparable attractions/ heritage railways. Please do keep an eye out on our webpage for special offer tickets which give fantastic savings. Regards, Tom Tait Commercial Director

Reviewed 24 September 2018

We visited Ecelesbourne rail on Derbyshire day, This trip was available through Radio Derby and tickets supplied free. We got there early plenty of parking. As we had free tickets we used the buffet car on the station for drinks and a snack. Unfortunately the...More

1  Thank davestretton
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear davestretton, We are glad you enjoyed your free ride down the valley. The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is one of two remaining heritage railways in the UK which are 'complete branch lines' and we aim to recreate the rural branch line experience therefore it was...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

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
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Paulride, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of our railway and the Wirksworth area. It will be our please to welcome you back. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

Reviewed 8 September 2018

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
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Andrew081, Thank you for submitting a review of our railway and we are glad you had an enjoyable couple of hours. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future. With best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

Reviewed 4 September 2018

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
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Fredfoto, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our railway. It was pleasing to read your acknowledgement of the dedication our volunteers displayed. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. With best wishes, Tom...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

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
Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Helen R, Thank you for submitting such a positive review of our railway. We look forward to welcoming you back on our Christmas trains. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

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Julia P
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Yes of course on all standard class seating.
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Yes free parking near platform on railway land
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Yes it’s fine
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