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North Bay Railway

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Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
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+44 1723 368791
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

One of the best Family Days Out in Scarborough. We are one of the most...

One of the best Family Days Out in Scarborough. We are one of the most historic seaside miniature railway in the United Kingdom, offering a wide range of attractions including the NEW Sky Trail, Boating Lake, Historic Water Chute and Water Walking Balls. The Glass House Cafe serves excellent coffee, teas, soft drinks as well as light lunches afternoon teas. The Scampi Shack takeaway offer Whitby Seafood as well as drinks and takeaway tea and coffee. Yorkshire's smallest pub the Boatman's Tavern serves real ale and is located next to the boating lake. At our Peasholm Station we have a well stocked gift shop perfect for picking up gifts and memorabilia. We are 100% wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Dogs are welcome at the North Bay Railway but must be kept on a short lead.

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Short but Delightful

The staff were helpful and friendly and the views on a sunny day were great. We started from near the SeaLife centre and arriving at the lake near the open air theatre with all... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2015
Norrie07
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

The staff were helpful and friendly and the views on a sunny day were great. We started from near the SeaLife centre and arriving at the lake near the open air theatre with all its attractions was a delight. Well worth a trip.

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Thank Norrie07
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic five star review. Our railway isn't the longest but we do our best to make sure the experience is up there with the greatest. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We took the train as part of a family trip. The carriage was an open carriage so we were exposed to the elements and on the day we went the weather wasn't the best. However the train staff were friendly and the views along the way more than made up for the weather which could be helped. There is room... More 

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Thank goodartguide
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic five star review. I am happy to read our staff helped make up for the bad weather, along with the wonderful views from our train. I am sorry you felt our prices were expensive, we do our best to keep them as low as possible, with all the money going back into looking after the... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015

I decided to take the train from the Scalby Mills station to Peasholm Park station and although I appreciate they need to charge to help maintain the railway, I thought the price was a little steep for the short journey. Children just love the ride on the train and it is a popular attraction. I enjoyed seeing the backstage area... More 

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1 Thank YorksWalk
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your trip with us, and am sorry you feel the price was a little steep. We managed to keep our prices the same for a few years but had to put them up this year as the cost of maintenance increases. I hope this will not stop you from visiting... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Decided to use ther railway to travel from sea life centre into Scarborough. Trains are very regular and a lovely picturesque trip along the railway. Very reasonably priced too.

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Thank claire s
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. More 

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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a really good family attraction as all ages can enjoy this trip around the bay. Reasonably priced and lots to do while you ate there as there is gift shop and shops. Also a cafe and kids ariel play equipment (not too high). Space for you to take a picnic.

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Thank Karen F
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a great five star review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015

I used this little railway with my 5 year old daughter to get from the Sea Life sanctuary to Peaseholm park. The ticket lady was particulary lovely and really helpful. as was the guard on the train. It is so nice to experience such brilliant customer service . The ride itself was also really pleasant and was the highlight of... More 

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Thank Tom M
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. I will pass your comments on to the staff you mentioned. I am always happy to hear they are doing a great job! Great to hear our ride was the highlight of your daughters visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

york
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015

All the staff here were so committed and united in this attraction which made it so enjoyable without patronise

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Thank melissa k
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. I am always happy to hear our staffs pride and enjoyment for their jobs being shown to the public. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We used this railway line between Peasholm park (it's located just inside the outdoor theatre entrance) to the sea life Centre and we both thoroughly enjoyed it- bring in our late 20s we felt like big kids again! The cost is £3.50 return for adults.

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3 Thank Amy M
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic five star review, it is great to hear you felt like kids again! I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Sheffield
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Last minute decision to get the train along North Bay for our visit to the Sealife Sanctuary with two young children. Lovely, lots to see on the journey. We only travelled one way and walked back along the beach.

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Thank LeapyJ
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely five star review! I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The North Bay Railway has been going for many years. We visited with grandchildren, and they enjoyed the short but scenic ride. Cheaper to get a return ticket but the walk back along the seafront is enjoyable.

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Thank salporritt
managerNBR, General Manager at North Bay Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

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