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the railway is signposted, it does seems like you may have taken a wrong turn but keep following the signs. The platform is spotless and has lots of items to look at whilst you wait for the train also a cafe for drinks and snacks....More
This is not the longest heritage railway but the journey is lovely. The staff are all friendly and the modest ticket price allows unlimited trips between Matlock and Rowsley. We got on in Rowsley ( it has free parking) and went to Matlock, spent the...More
We had a nice time. We boarded the train at Rowsley, and travelled to Matlock. Walked round the town then returned.
Stand very friendly, and the trains were very comfortable.
This is the first time that we have visited, and we will definitely return.
Went as a family of 5, including one 9-yr old. Sitting in the lovely Pullman carriage and having afternoon tea while the train chugged along is a great experience, although pricey (£115 .50). The journey time is 20-30mins, so you go to and fro along...More
We had a lovely tea in the steam train run by peak rail from Rowsley to Matlock and back again.
If you’re booking it’s worth paying for the LMS main carriage rather than the kitchen car as it gives more of a flavour of the...More
Had a wonderful day out on the railway with the whole family. Great value as kids free certain days in August, two dogs - free so just had to pay for us and grandparents. Could get on and off as many times as you wanted....More
What a great experience! Two whole hours of uninterrupted hands on experience. Each of the workings of the loco were explained, and shown up close, and then hands on driving up and down the line and in and around various sidings.
Nothing was too much...More