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Settle - Carlisle Railway

Town Hall | Market Place, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9EJ, England
44-9065-660-607
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Settle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks

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Lancashire
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We went from Settle to Carlisle in the half term and really enjoyed ourselves, just long enough 1 and a half hours, with coffee and biscuits bought on the train. Efficient service, fabulous views and a nice tootle around Carlisle Cathedral (beautiful) before lunch at the Gilded Lilly (it was a little gilded). Not overly impressed with Carlisle centre, too... More 

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Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hot coffee on the south-bound journey, but none later in the day travelling north and it was freezing.

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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have taken this journey from Skipton (one of the stops before Settle) to Carlisle many times, about once a year, when I take my holiday round Skipton. The train stops at all the stations on the line, going through tunnels through the fells, over the Ribblehead viaduct (the building of the whole line was an amazing feat, the workers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We didn't stay a long time here, just enough to see how amazing this structure is. Photos do not do it justice (well at least mine don't)! It was not the sunniest of days but you cans till appreciate the architecture and the setting. I really recommend at least stopping by for a minute to take it all in.

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Yorkshhire Dales
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I cant stress enough how much i enjoyed this trip! I always wanted to do this journey to carlisle, just for the train trip alone. Views were stunning through the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria. Many well kept old stations on route. well worth the ticket price

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

So much to do and so little time! To appreciate all the scenery up to and including Carlisle you need a few days. Got the 9.49 train to Carlisle, stopped off in Appleby for an hour and had a nice snack in bojangles cafe then on the next train to carlisle where my partner and I visited Carlisle castle owned... More 

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Carlisle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The line, the last main line to be built, runs from the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales at Settle, right through the Dales and the Eden Valley to Carlisle. There are several quite isolated stations, Dent being four miles from Dent village! There is an active Friends group who does stuff from maintenance to guided walks. In the winter months... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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211 reviews 211 reviews
80 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We travelled on this line quite a few times over 3 days & just loved it. The stations even to the old signal boxes are in great condition. Ribblehead viaduct, which we walked around as well, is superb. Settle station really good. There is normally a volunteer on the train willing to give advice about the line & will sell... More 

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Forget, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

If you are a railway "anorak" like me, a trip on this treasure across some beautiful parts of the north of England is a major pleasure. It is best in the summer months when light conditions are good. However, to get to remote parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the winter months, this is a really good mode of travel,... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a nice way of spending a day or half a day. We took the train from the charming little station at Garsdale Head. Then the scenery from the train was stunning, despite the low cloud and the rain! Settle was a pleasant place to wander around, and we had a super lunch at the White Lion Hotel (see... More 

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