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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

398 reviews
Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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About Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
With its headquarters in the fine old Peak District market town of Wirksworth, the Ecclesboume Valley line, at nine miles, is Derbyshire's longest heritage railway. The line runs through some of the most pleasant scenery in the White Peak, from its joint station with the main line at Duffield to its northern terminus at Ravenstor, close to the High Peak Trail and the National Stone Centre. The line provides services mainly operated by heritage diesel railcars, with four trains a day on summer weekends and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the high summer. The timetable is designed to connect with East Midlands Trains' services to and from Derby and Nottingham. Visitors may wish to take advantage of a 'zigzag choo choo' all Day Rover Ticket issued by the railway and Trent Barton providing an excellent opportunity for discount travel through the beautiful derbyshire countryside by bus and rail. Steam hauled services are also operated at peak periods, please call us to check what is running. If you would prefer to see the line from the Driver's cab or realise a childhood dream by taking the controls of one of our heritage steam or diesel locomotives then you can book that day to remember direct on our website. We offer a range of experiences to suit any occasion and budget.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 11.15 Wirksworth to Duffield Steam train today with our little grandson. Very relaxing trip and it took me back to my childhood! My dad was a train driver and we enjoyed free travel! The carriages were just as they were all those years...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MaggiemayBelper
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear MaggiemayBelper, Thank you for writing such a positive review of your time with us. We are so glad the journey through the beautiful Ecclesbourne Valley evoked such lovely memories. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 11.15 steam train on the Sunday to Duffield. Walked into town then followed signs to parish church. Go over the River Derwent to the Bridge Inn - great setting by the river, good food . Train ride relaxing even has a bar in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review of our railway. We are glad that you had a positive experience. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Steam Gala on 15th and 16th June 2019. A very efficient timetable with very limited stops between journeys, therefore more time on the train and less time hanging around. Free Car parking is provided on site at both ends of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank hazelh644
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear hazelh644, Thank you for taking the time to compile such a lovely review of our railway. We are so glad you had such an enjoyable time. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the recent Steam Gala, pleasing to see how busy it was! Very impressed how it's progressed since my last visit (2011).

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank haymarket64b
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for submitting such a nice review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And what a great job they did for Steam in the valley. So much thought and effort obviously went into this event to make sure that there was plenty going on. Great to have four locomotives in steam and so good to have two industrial...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank NB1957
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear NB1957, Thank you so much for compiling such a positive review of our railway. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed June 16, 2019

Congratulations to Eclesbourne Valley Railway on your first Steam Gala we really enjoyed our visit over the weekend many thanks (PRCLT) Sales Team

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vera M
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Dear PRCLT Sales Team, We really enjoyed your company and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for kind review. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed June 15, 2019

As a family we go to preserved railways up and down the country. We went to this place for a second visit as it was a steam gala. Plenty of parking at Wirksworth station. We purchased our tickets on the day. We could have got...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Dear Barry H, Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to compile such a positive review of our railway. We do hope you will be able to visit again. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back. With very best wishes, Tom Tait...More

Reviewed June 10, 2019

Called in with young kids on our way out elsewhere one Sunday morning. It's a picturesque station, staffed by some very passionate and friendly volunteer staff. The train, running steam on this particular day, runs down to Duffield (where it meets the main line) and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Dear jedimasterlincoln, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review of our railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed May 31, 2019

Visited with Family and Grandchildren. Steam Train ride was very good and other attractions kept childen occupied between trains. All staff very friendly and helpfull. Short walk into Wirksworth Village with shops, pubs and places to,eat.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Martyn B
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

Dear Martyn B, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

We had bought tickets from Groupon for a treat date day! The staff at all stations were friendly and information, in particularly at Duffield. The journey was beautiful and well worth a visit, especially train enthusiasts.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HayleyH373
Tom_Tait, Deputy Managing Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

Dear Hayley H373, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Deputy Managing Director

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