Took this journey on New Year's Day. Enjoyed it tremendously. The staff were really helpful, knowledgable and friendly.
we took our grandaughter to see santa claus, on sunday 21/12/2014. we went for the gold 3pm service. they also do a silver service trip as well the train was diesel operated, leaving wirksworth for the north pole, ( duffield ), the train left at 3pm on the dot, we found there were plenty of seats availaible, and it was... More
Dear '393John', Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of our Santa experience. Our aim is to ensure everyone no matter how young or old has a great time from the moment they arrive. We pride ourselves on ensuring each child has personal time with Santa which we feel adds to the overall magic of... More
Whilst we (me...train enthusiast and her indoors) were visiting National Trust properties in Derbyshire I purchased a voucher deal for Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and found it very good value. We parked at Wirksworth Station (no station building as it had been demolished and now the volunteers are using portakabins) and travelled on the journey (30 mins) to Duffield and stayed... More
Dear 'Bustersolihul', Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our railway. Your kind comments were most welcomed and we are glad you had such a good time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director More
I booked this trip for my husband and I via Amazon local. I was a little disappointed with the train ride itself. I don't know what I expected really but it was literally 45 minutes up and down the track from Wirksworth to Duffield and back again. There was not much to see and the carriage itself was not a... More
Dear 'CA Allen1983', Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director More
I visited four heritage railways during my trip to the Peak District and thought this was the best of them. The attraction for me was that this is a complete branch line with a main-line passenger connection and the infrastructure is being reconstructed step by step with the reopening of another intermediate station this year. I parked the car at... More
Dear 'Mark C', Thank you for writing such a comprehensive and positive review about your visit to our railway. We are glad that you rated us your favourite railway in the area. Its that level of feedback that helps maintain our volunteer's goal in ensuring our visitors have an enjoyable time with us. We sincerely hope we can welcome you... More
Interesting railway, with two lines, one up what has to be the steepest incline we have ever been on, great fun if you sit at the back of the train so on the way back you get a great view going back downhill! Main line run to Duffield was a lovely gentle ride through stunning countryside, the highlight for the... More
Dear 'Vickyis2003', Thank you for rating us a five star attraction and writing such a positive review about our railway. Our volunteers aim to create a friendly an atmosphere as possible and it is pleasing when visitors comment on this. We are glad you had such an enjoyable day with us and do hope you can visit again in the... More
A lovely half hour ride from Duffield to Wirksworth , slowing down for sheep wandering along the track and another short ride on another train to Ravenstor where a brief history of the area was told. The only downside was that we went on a Sunday and most things in Wirksworth were closed.
Dear Peter R, Thank you for writing a review about our railway. We are glad you had an enjoyable time and we do hope you can come back and visit us again in the not too distant future. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director More
We agree with all the positive comments regarding staff and the railway. We did have an enjoyable time......but I am afraid that the Pullman Buffet let the side down. The carriage from the outside is most attractive, but on entering not the same, modern unattractive tables and chairs, lack of any imagination re decor. We were served by a rather... More
Dear 'HBT27', Thank you for your kind review of our railway. We do take customer feedback very seriously and I apologise that you felt the service in the Pullman Buffet was not up to standard. However it was pleasing to learn that you agreed with the general evaluations about our railway and you found our Amazon offer good value. I... More
Had a fantastic day driving one of their steam trains. Very knowledgable staff who helped with my endless questions. Great range of steam and diesel units - well worth a visit.
Dear 'Marknottingham2', Thank you for your positive review and rating us a five star attraction. We have a great bunch of steam train drivers and I will pass on your the words about your experience. I do hope we can welcome you back soon perhaps to try your hand at diesel locomotive driving? With best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director More
We bought the Amazon days out voucher and thought we would take our one year old son on his first train ride. He loved it. First trip was a diesel to Duffield which took 1 half hours round trip. 30 mins of that was at Duffield Station wondering about and enjoying the sun. When we got back to wirksworth we... More
Dear 'Jonny B', We are so glad you chose the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to take your son on his first train ride. Thank you so much for your kind comments and we are happy that you all had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director More
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