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The East Lancashire Railway

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Santa special

Oh dear don’t know what the reviewer wanted who scored 1 star we had a 5 star experience.our... read more

Reviewed today
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Christmas meal trip

Excellent food and service on the train. Carriage lovely and warm on a very cold night. A good... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Located in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, is the award-winning East Lancashire Railway. A heritage railway that runs steam and diesel train services through the beautiful Pennine Lancashire scenery. There are plenty of things to...more
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Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
+44 333 320 2830
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Reviewed today via mobile

Oh dear don’t know what the reviewer wanted who scored 1 star we had a 5 star experience.our grandchildren had a magical time the volunteer couldn’t do enough we had entertainment virtually throughout the journey we didn’t feel it was like a conveyer belt in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulmaureenandmolly
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and 7 year old son attended the Santa Express event on 2nd December and they really wished they hadn’t. On approach to the platform the lights were ok whilst passing the over priced gift shop. The platform itself wasn’t at all festive and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nigelb920
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food and service on the train. Carriage lovely and warm on a very cold night. A good range of seasonal specialist themed journeys from WW2 memory lane trips to Santa specials. And a stop off in the Trackside bar with a dozen real ales...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kennethrodneym
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon train journey. Well organised - all staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent quality. Wil not hesitate in booking similar journey next year!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jiammae
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful start to Christmas! After trying many years to book a place on this popular experience, we did it! Booking early is the trick. Four adults and our two year old granddaughter had the best time ever. From the minute we arrived we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great way to spend a day, hopping on and off trains Great restaurants and bars on the route. Buffer Stops the bar at the end of the line is a gem and it's neighbour The Hut providing great food its a great end...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two of our grandchildren, aged 2 & 4, on the Santa special on Sunday 9th December. The staff, organisation and total enthusiasm shown ensured the children and grown ups had a brilliant experience. Santa, his helpers, brass band, Carol singing, magician and well thought...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ELR is a heritage railway which has been providing excellent days out for all ages for many years. ELR put on several 'special' activities throughout the year but the most exciting is whenever the Flying Scotsman is due in town - the stations are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lys1947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this a while ago 3 adults just to get into the spirit of Christmas it was a joyous trip singing carols with brass band Santa and his elves chatting and giving out presents to all children what a fantastic idea

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip out for Santa, fun for all the family thank you. Really good presents for all ages of children too

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 October 2018|
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Response from JulieB734 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know. Why not phone or email them to find out.
Garry H
2 August 2018|
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Response from MartinM8364 | Property representative |
Hi Gary , a Full line return ticket is called a Freedom of the Line ticket this allows you to hop on and hop off and all the stops. This is priced at £15.50 for Adults. Please check before you travel as prices change if... More
22 May 2018|
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Response from jonnys335345 | Reviewed this property |
The railway boasts traditional railway carriages which have been lovingly restored but modified to allow disabled access. Hope this helps.