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Wensleydale Railway

Leeming Bar Station | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
08454 50 54 74
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Poole, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were travelling from pickering to the dales and happened to see a steam locomotive at Leeming bar so we stopped to have look. We bought our tickets to ride on the 12 midday train on Friday 5th September. We looked at the loco and I followed another customer to the side of the loco to get a better picture.... More

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

Thank you for your review of your visit to our railway. On the day, I did apologise for the experience that you had had (but you didn't mention at the time that you had been shouted at which is clearly unacceptable unless you were in a dangerous position) but you've forgotten to include that in your review. At the time... More

Hull
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have driven through Bedale a number of times en-route to the Yorkshire Dales and have never seen any reason to stop. On this occasion we were visiting the station at Leyburn shortly before the next train was due and as it was a steam locomotive we decided to take a trip to Bedale, more for the ride than the... More

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

Thank you for your comments about your journey. The view along the line is something not entirely within our control as a lot of the trees and vegetation are not on our land so we cannot prune them to improve the views. Our dedicated vegetation team do their best to keep line as clear as they can. However, you missed... More

Ljubljana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A trip on this heritage railway through the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales is a relaxing and enjoyable experience whatever the weather. Lots of interesting memorabilia for sale and a must for any visitor to the Dales. Mostly the engines are diesel but sometimes a steam train pulls the carriages which is fine sight.

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

Thank you for your kind comments and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your journey. We are a heritage railway that does rely on diesel trains for most of the time with steam operation on selected trains during the busier times of the year. We hope that you will come back to visit us in the future. More

staffordshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We travelled on their rail run from Leeming Bar to Redmire through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, magnificent scenery. A wonderful day of pure enjoyment, highly recommended Wilf Hodgson

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

Thanks Mr Hodgson for your comments about your trip on our railway. Our journey to Redmire does indeed allow passengers to appreciate the beauty of Wensleydale - especially during a sunny day but the weather is something we cannot control! More

WELWYN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited midweek after the Tour of France had passed through Leyburn and the area and the railway still in festive mood. Timetable had been revised and we were still a little late but timings were generous and plenty of time to see the scenery and Leyburn station and later Redmire. Transport was the LEV 1 Railcar - a rail enthusaist's... More

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

We do try to be a friendly railway and it is a spur to our efforts to hear how much it is appreciated. I'll pass on your kind comments to our staff - I know that they will be appreciated. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Joined train at Leeming Bar ,first train of day at 10am. Pulled by a diesel engine. Lovely journey through stunning countryside. The views will be improved when they remove the overgrown trees along the track.the volunteer staff help to make the journey even more enjoyable as they are great characters and also very knowledgable we went all the way to... More

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

Thanks for your positive comments about the railway. Encroaching vegetation is a perennial problem on heritage railways but our dedicated vegetation team do try to tame it - but with 16 miles to tackle it is a never ending task! Also some of the vegetation is outside our boundaries so we cannot do anything about it. We hope that you... More

Naples, Florida
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288 reviews 288 reviews
119 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We used the train to travel to the opening day of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. It was absolutely the best way to get there while avoiding the traffic and road closings. The real plumb, though, is the wonderful view of rhe countryside, which is always there. So, there is no need to wait for a special event. The... More

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

Thanks you for taking the time to post such positive comments about our railway. I'll pass them on to our dedicated staff who will appreciate them. More

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We would like to say we had an excellent day out on this railway where we found the staff to be very friendly, helpful and pleasant. The journey was scenic and interesting. This railway has a lot of potential for the future and we will deffinately be back for more visits.

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

Pleased to hear that you had such a positive experience on your visit to our railway. As you say, our line has a lot of potential for the future and we hope that on your next visit you will see how much progress we have made. More

Harlow, Essex
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a good day on the railway. Friendly staff and wonderful scenery. Trains were comfortable, and would recommend anybody to visit.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We returned to Wensleydale Railway this weekend with my father who is a train enthusiast and wanted to visit Leyburn, I felt compelled to write. The train journey it self was lovely but wish we'd gone on a Steam weekend, however at alighting at Leyburn, what a lovely surprise the tearoom was, brighter with cloths and a far better offering.... More

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