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Wensleydale Railway

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Address: Leeming Bar Station | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
Phone Number: 08454 50 54 74
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Dull day with no view - failed double glazing in many carriages means absolutely no view. Where there are clear panels the glass is often too dirty. Sunny day with a view - a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dull day with no view - failed double glazing in many carriages means absolutely no view. Where there are clear panels the glass is often too dirty. Sunny day with a view - a carriage with clear glass (ok not clean but at least bit opaque) - beautiful dales view, friendly volunteer staff, good on board bar. No real heritage... More 

Thank redkiteuser
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the train was a DMU rather than steam pulled it did not detract from the enjoyment of travelling on this preserved line. Our trip started and finished at the quaint Finghall Lane station, now a private dwelling, requiring the need to flag the train down as it is a request stop. Views ranged from the leafy banks of the... More 

Thank wayfarer19492016
Cape Town, South Africa
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This train is run by volunteers and meanders slowly through some of the yorkshire dales from Northallerton to Redmire passing through Scruton,Leeming Bar, Bedale, Finghall Lane, Leyburn and Redmire. The track between Redmire and Aylsgarth is not yet open so if you want to go to either Bolton Castle and/or Aysgarth Falls you will need to catch a bus (and... More 

Thank olive c
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Run by volunteers through Wensleydale - a real heritage railway. We've never been on a steam day but they have a Deltic which my son likes better. Running times and trains for the day are well advertised on the website. Good value. A real treat.

Thank alibobs78
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234 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I am not sure if I set the bar too high for what I expected to be a charming train ride in the Yorkshire Dales. First impressions of Leeming Bar station weren't the least bit favourable - old run down buildings, scrap metal lying around, smelly temporary toilets, old railway cars that needed much maintenance. The one thing that you... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Well it is always best if you can go on a steam train on this line but still a nice run out to the Yorkshire dales from Leaming bar station. Ok so the the trains are not in the best condition at the moment, with your support they will get there one day. Your support will also help extend the... More 

Thank Andrew M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful scenic journey in locomotive pulled train because of beer festival.i agree the toilets in leering bar station are in a poor condition but there is nothing wrong with the catering facilities or the ride experience

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

When the train finally arrived about 20 minutes late it was a dirty 2 car dmu that weren't even the same set so walking though was impossible. The chap at the Leyburn station wasn't sure about ticket prices and the tea room showed no sign of opening until a minute before the late running train so we couldn't even get... More 

Thank 313andrew
Hastings, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We boarded at Leeming Bar and travelled to the end of the line at Redmire and back. A wonderful way to see the beautiful scenery of Wensleydale which you can't do when driving. The railway staff (I imagine most if not all were volunteers) were lovely, and the whole experience most enjoyable. We were delighted to see that we were... More 

Thank gfrenc8106
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This heritage railway offers a journey of 22 miles from Northallerton to Redmire through the beautiful Wensleydale countryside. You can ride on a heritage diesel multiple unit or, on some days, as we did, you can ride behind a real steam locomotive and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of being pulled by a steam loco up the dale. This... More 

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