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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

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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Passport236686 wrote a review Dec 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom3 contributions
What a lovely experience. We were entertained by the elves, porters and conductor on our way to Santa's Station and enjoyed a hot chocolate and cookie while listening to the story of the train to the countryside. We picked up the jolly fellow who then came to visit us in our separate compartment and have a chat, then the kids received their presents. It was all very organised, safe and we had lots of fun in Holly's carriage.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jelse002 wrote a review Dec 2020
Derby, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a fantastic event! Really well organised and COVID safe. Excellent value for money - our kids had a whale of a time. Skip and Holly were excellent (but Eclair smelt of brussel sprouts!) Quality and plentiful gifts for the kids. Well done guys.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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David C wrote a review Dec 2020
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Santa Special December 2020. Despite the Tier 3 lockdown they managed a superb programme. A wonderful evening for everyone. Safety and social distancing really well organised. All the staff did a fantastic job and worked really hard. It was brilliant. Well done.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Simonbailey11 wrote a review Dec 2020
Ilkeston, United Kingdom22 contributions5 helpful votes
A fantastic time had by us all. Sparkle and Sprout were brilliant and very entertaining and interacted with the kids really well. All the staff worked really hard and made it thoroughly enjoyable. The presents from Santa were great and nice to receive a few. Very good value for money and would come again. With everything going on in the world at the moment a very safe way to see Santa, but the whole experience was fantastic. We all really joined in the fun and singing. Only criticism was that it had to end. See you next year
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Tony S wrote a review Dec 2020
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Great trip today on the Christmas Train ride! Thanks to Holly, Skip and Mr Tickets for keeping us entertained in a COVID friendly way! PS. Skip needs a pay rise!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Responded Dec 20, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our railway. We are glad you had such a good time. Happy Christmas from everyone at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.
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