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Address: Leeming Bar Station | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
Phone Number: 08454 50 54 74
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Redmire to Leyburn

We only travelled the short distance from Redmire to Leyburn on this occasion but have been greater distances in the past. Once again the journey was very enjoyable. if you sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We only travelled the short distance from Redmire to Leyburn on this occasion but have been greater distances in the past. Once again the journey was very enjoyable. if you sit near the front of the train you can see all the animals especially rabbits jumping out of the way of the train. Countryside is stunning and the staff are... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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259 reviews 259 reviews
115 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have travelled the Leeming Bar to Redmire section of the line before and this trip was to ride on the newly opened section from Leeming Bar to a new station at Northallerton West via Scruton. Sadly the shop was shut but the refreshment carriage was open business and we had a bite to eat and made a donation to... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Travelled from Redmire to Leeming Bar and back - Redmire was an unmanned station, so a 12 minute delay with no information did leave me wondering if there was a problem and the trains weren't running! It might be an idea for a volunteer to at least be there to provide information. The actual journey was very pleasant and the... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My 3 year old & I went on the 'Teddy Bears Picnic', a half term event, from Leeming Bar to Redmire & back with packed lunch & colouring & huge teddies & decorations. We very nearly missed the train & missed out on our trip if it wasn't for one of the staff going 'above & beyond' for which we... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a family trip on the Santa train just before Christmas. Booking in advance we were given plenty of room for the 4 children and extended family. Adults were offered mulled wine and mince pies and children biscuits and juice. The staff were very friendly but it was all slightly chaotic. Children were given age appropriate gifts but some... More 

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Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were caravanning just outside Beadale, North Yorkshire, so we decided to try the local railway run by a group of local volunteers. Our journey took us to from Beadale to Redmire (£12.50 return). As soon as we set off the staff came around cracking jokes, asking where we were heading for and offering useful advice. Such pleasant and jolly... More 

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2014MJC, Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us in Wensleydale. It's a hard and tiring job that we do day in and day out and hearing from visitors that our efforts are appreciated so much really does spur us on in our efforts! We hope to see you all again some time. More 

BionicWoman28
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A friendly railway that goes through some beautiful scenery. The staff could not have worked harder to make our day enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend if you are in the area.

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2014MJC, Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Thanks you for your positive comments about the railway and the scenery through which it runs. Our staff really do like to hear that their efforts are appreciated. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Enjoyed this train journey to Redmyre from Leeming Bar, although the carriages were cool as the heating was not on and it was a dull day. The volunteers do a great job keeping this line running and are trying to extend it.

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2014MJC, Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Apologies that the carriages were rather cold when you travelled - at the moment we only have one diesel locomotive that can provide electric train heating and that was under repair. I hope that didn't spoil your journey too much. The countryside of Wensleydale is truly marvellous and you are right - travelling by road doesn't give you the fantastic... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Saturday 11 October 2014. I came specifically to ride on both the usual diesel ride at 10:00 as well as the occasional steam ride at 12 o'clock. (please check for availability as it doesn't travel very often). I treated myself to riding on the footplate for £50 one way from Leeming Bar to Redmire, which fortunately has most of the... More 

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2014MJC, Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your footplate experience and that you would recommend it to others. I'll pass on to Fred and James your kind comments. Regular steam running finishes at the end of October 2014 but steam will be back with us next year. Our website will keep you up to date with when steam... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Caught the 10am Sunday, Yellow time table train to Redmire, the buffet wasn't open on the train, however we were told that before taking the train so we bought a drink from the station at Leeming Bar. We parked at Leeming with the idea of getting the train to Redmire then walking to Castle Bolton, then down to the river... More 

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2014MJC, Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting a review of your trip out with us. Do keep an eye on our website for details of themed events in the coming year. More 

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