Ribblehead Viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct
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  • Georgia M
    Lincoln, United Kingdom483 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great pit stop!
    We stopped here on our way back to Lincoln from the Lake District! Admittedly we didn’t spend long here maybe 30-45 minutes but if you’re passing it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s so majestic and seems so large when you’re standing under it! A fine example of architecture.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Felixstowe2016
    Felixstowe, United Kingdom6,430 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PUB NEAR BY AND PARKING BESIDE THE ROAD FREE
    Construction began in late 1869. It necessitated a large workforce, up to 2,300 men, most of whom lived in shanty towns set up near its base. Over 100 men lost their lives during its construction.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Martin P
    Watford, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must!!
    If you like your manmade structures / rail bridges, then this is a must. You can see it clearly from the road, but plenty of roadside parking near the pub and then it is a short walk down to the structure. It can also include a lovely 4 mile circular walk, which takes in the viaduct and the lovely surrounding countryside. The Station Inn is also a lovely place to eat / drink. Highly Recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • John S
    Chorley, United Kingdom280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great structure to visit
    Seen it loads of times on tv, we visited whilst in the area. What an amazing structure. Designed and built by John Sydney Crossley in 1869. Well worth a visit. Parked in car park just off the road. Viaduct is located just a short (flat) walk from the road. Pub located nearby on main road.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • susan m
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remire village pub
    Not an extensive menu however all the usual items are there. It was well priced. Portions were good too. However it was busy so I would recommend booking particularly on a Friday evening. They have happy hour 5-7 pm on Fridays so it’s 30% off drinks We’ll happily return
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2024
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK11,432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Visited on Wednesday 28th October 2020 Travelled over this in 1987 when there was a threat to the rail lines existence. The Settle - Carlisle Line Ribblehead Viaduct is one of several similar but smaller viaducts nearby on the same route. You can walk from free roadside parking up to and around the viaduct. Work on repairs was being prepared for when I visited. There is a nearby pub too if you want to extend your visit.
Written 9 January 2021
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We visted en route to our holiday cottage. It is most impressive as it comes into view, seemingly out of nowhere. There are a number of places to park, the most convenient being near the station where there is a pub, an ice cream van and another selling hot drinks. We didn't try any of them as we'd brought a picnic.

It was then a short walk to the base of the viaduct to admire this impressive feat of engineering, even more so when you consider it was built long before all the technology available today. The path was wheelchair accessible, although a bit uneven in places.

We only had time for a short walk, but it was a worthwhile stop on our journey. Not to be missed if you are in the area.
Written 16 August 2021
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visited Ribblehead viaduct whilst on a one day visit to the Settle & Carlisle railway on a Sunday in July, we had travelled here by train from Carlisle. Our primary reason for coming to Ribblehead was to undertake the 2.5 mile guided walk around and under the Ribblehead viaduct here but as chance would have it, there was a steam hauled special train coming through on the same day.
The 440 yards long viaduct cannot fail to impress with its 24 stone arches carrying the Settle & Carlisle line up to 104 feet above the Ribble valley. To appreciate the structure it is necessary to view it from the surrounding farmland and the visitor can walk up to and under the viaduct and marvel at its sheer physical presentence. Spare a thought for the engineers who constructed structures like this in some of the most challenging landscape in England.
At the foot of the viaduct there is a memorial stone commemorating the renovation of the bridge and this shows a 20th century construction worker shaking hands with his 19th century counterpart.
Written 31 July 2022
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Kate F
175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Built in 1875, this viaduct is amazing in any weather, from underneath or over the top in a train from Settle. There is plenty of car parking and a vey easy track up to the viaduct. There are also memorials to those that built it and renovated it.
Written 25 June 2022
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susan m
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Not an extensive menu however all the usual items are there.
It was well priced. Portions were good too.
However it was busy so I would recommend booking particularly on a Friday evening.
They have happy hour 5-7 pm on Fridays so it’s 30% off drinks
We’ll happily return
Written 4 May 2024
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Mark
Amersham, UK1,919 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is a bit of a drive north from Settle but well worth it. Out onto the moor at the head of the Ribble Valley you come across Ribblehead Station and this magnificent viaduct.

It was restored several years ago and now there is a regular service on the route.

Its a nice walk across the moorland to the viaduct where you can get up close to the piers and admire the fantastic engineering and the fabulous views of the mountains around.

Its a lovely walk, and well worth a visit.
Written 12 July 2023
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Andrew B
Kent, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Finally satisfied my desire to visit this iconic landmark. From first discovering this feat of railway civil engineering, I've waited over 50 years to visit the Ribblehead viaduct. My only wish was to see and photograph a steam engine powering over this mighty structure. Instead, a 3 car DMU had to suffice. Maybe next time ....
Written 9 June 2023
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Graham R
Honiton, UK386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is a magnificent architectural monument to the railway age. It is set amongst moorland and our visit was enhanced by the evocative calls of breeding wading birds such as curlew and lapwing. The line is in use and we were lucky to see a Class 66 locomotive hauling a freight train. There is plenty of roadside car parking about a mile from the station in each direction but the immediate location proves irresistible to many motorists! This is a pity because a walk across the moor adds to the experience.
Written 23 April 2021
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Ann H
York, UK2,504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It was a detour on our way home from holiday but so worth it to see this beautiful piece of architecture. Lots of photo opportunities but if you want to spend any length of time here the parking gets busy really quickly. Glad we saw it. Plenty of walking trails if you want to stay longer.
Written 30 July 2020
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Lodgers The
London, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Free parking available on the main road, close by. Walk to the viaduct is very easy to follow, with a gravel path. There are a few information boards, but other than that you just admire the view and marvel at this wonderful structure. There are way marked routes in different directions, so you can make more of a hike if you feel inclined. You can go right under the viaduct, and continue on a path or walk to the side and get more of a view on the upper edge. There is a pub very close (walking distance), but we didn't visit it.
Written 1 September 2022
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