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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Bolton Abbey, United Kingdom
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About Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Travel the lovely English countryside on this scenic train pulled by a steam locomotive, leaving from Bolton Abbey Station to the historic Embsay Station, built in 1888. Trains run every Sunday all year Tuesdays Saturdays & Sundays from April to end October and Daily late July to the end of August new for 2019 are Wednesday services using the historic 1903 NER Autocar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Both Embsay and Bolton Abbey stations are well restored and the abbey end has a lovely cafe. Embsay has a large, free car park.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loubylouc123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an afternoon tea on the steam train at Bolton Abbey and we as a family were looking forward to it and we weren't disappointed. It is a station that is run by volunteers and we had a lovely afternoon tea on the train...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out with a picnic, it was very nostalgic and the weather was just right. All the staff were lovely, smart and helpful. We bought some China beakers and crockery from the bric a brac shop a on Embsay, so we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mazmeals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The children bought us an afternoon tea on the Queen Victoria coach for a wedding anniversary. What an incredible experience the tea was excellent the coach has been superbly renovated and tea was served by the husband and wife who renovated it. We were told...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Graham W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely little treat! Bought 2 tickets for the breakfast train, surprised to find we had a full table just for the two of us (always a bonus!), breakfast was served as soon as the journey began, was hot, tasty and a very big...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank samantha e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not aware of this particular railway but was visiting friends who knew about it. It is good to step back in time and travel in the ‘old fashioned way’ (make sure you get steam, not diesel). We watched the change round at the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank katelY9936NH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me say upfront that I have been a volunteer on a preserved line for a short time in the past and appreciate what the mostly volunteers put into these preserved lines. But there are two ways of looking at it. An enthusiast will forgive...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am involved with another heritage railway in England so feel able to judge this railway as friendly and with things to see and look at. Nice little tea rooms. Also recommend the walk from Bolton Abbey Station to the Priory. If you get a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Heandher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great trip on the railway for a good friends birthday. Great afternoon out and food is brilliant.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip on the Railway. Friendly staff and the coaches on the train were all in reasonable condition. Countryside through which the line runs is quite scenic. Tea room at Embsay nice and clean supplying most tasty sandwiches. The only negative was that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Margaret W
September 30, 2019|
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Response from Heandher | Reviewed this property |
yes, on running days
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loubylouc123
September 14, 2019|
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Response from Easthamboyj | Reviewed this property |
Huge car park and it’s free right next to the station.
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Wander57281640267
September 3, 2019|
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Response from Easthamboyj | Reviewed this property |
3 miles. Takes around 30 minutes each way for the steam train to uncouple and turn around. Gives you time to look in the gift shop or cafe.
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