Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway
Average time spent – 1-2 hours.
Things to do at Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway review
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a heritage railway in Ravenglass, Cumbria. The 7-mile line runs from Ravenglass to Dalegath station near Boot in the valley of Eskdale in the lake district. Ravenglass is the only coastal village to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The railway passes past seven request stops. There is a museum which tells the story of the railway through artefacts, steam locomotives and more. There are hands-on interactive features and entrance to the museum is free.
If you are looking to extend your visit there are also a number of walks and walking trails at the stops. There is an app available with various guided short walking routes. Things to see include a Roman Bath house and Muncastler castle, Ravenglass beach, waterfall, mill, Japanese gardens and more. Some attractions may have a charge to visit. The railway hosts a number of yearly events.
There are play areas located at Ravenglass and Dalegarth stations (either end of the line). Dalegarth has been designed with trains in mind including a wooden train to play on.
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Important Information Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway
Eating – The railway has two cafes serving hot and cold food and drinks. The Turntable cafe is located at Platform 1 of Ravenglass station and Fellbites cafe at their Dalegarth-for-boot station,
Facilities in brief – Steam railway with a museum, two play areas at either end, walks, easy access to local attractions. There are toilets and cafes.
Entry price – *Higher priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. An adult return costs £18, children are £12. Under 5s are free. Single tickets and family tickets are also available. There is a pay and display car park.
Opening: The railway has a varied timetable. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome to travel on the railway for a small charge and are permitted in some of the buildings.
Address: Station, Main St, Ravenglass CA18 1SW, Cumbria, England. Phone: 01229 717171
Category – Railway – Indoors – Suitable for all ages
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