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Address: Leeming Bar Station Leases Road | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
Phone Number: 08454 50 54 74
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A bit of nostalgia

I had intended going for a train ride ever since I came to live here 14 years ago. However, I was invited by a friend to join a small party for the journey between Leeming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mal R
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Bedale, United Kingdom

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had intended going for a train ride ever since I came to live here 14 years ago. However, I was invited by a friend to join a small party for the journey between Leeming Station and Redmire. Once aboard and seated in reserved seats with a table and a side aisle, the train proceeded at a sedate speed going... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This wasn't the first time I have been on the Wensleydale Railway, and it will not be the last. If you love trains, it's great. If you love some of the best scenery in England, give it a visit. Combine the two with a memorable day out. My visit was a couple of days ago when a steam train was... More 

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John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Your a kind and generous person. Thank you ever so much for this feedback. May your clack forever blow freely :o) More 

Beijing
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115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly check the website, there are problems on the line and the published timetable may not be in operation. As it was we had to bus to Leeming from Northallerton, only two round trips were operating and the trip ended at Redmire instead of Aysgarth. So check. This line is in its infancy, everywhere there is work going on, but... More 

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1 Thank Ray H
John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Thats a really positive bit of feedback and thank you so much for it. We hope to do better as we grow. Your feedback helps with this. More 

Dinas Powys, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's probably unfair to be too critical of the railway as they'd just had an accident between a train and a car on a crossing the day before and this must have affected the volunteers. However we've visited a few heritage railways over the years and this wasn't the best experience. It was a little chaotic and very little interaction... More 

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5 Thank Hortibabe
John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I will take your comments to the team and ensure we can learn from your input. Hopefully we will see you again sometime. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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2 Thank redkiteuser
John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will ensure the team get to see this and hopefully we can address your issues. With kindest regards John More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 

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1 Thank wayfarer19492016
John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Thats really kind of you and thank you so much. Its amazing the issues that can change the times of the trains.. Sheep on the line is a good one :o) Hope to see you again. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

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John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Your a kind person and very generous with your praise. Thank you More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Your a kind person and very generous with your praise. More 

Sydney
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236 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 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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3 Thank Geddes_7
John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are working hard to provide the best we can - its amazing the time the volunteers have put it. Hopefully we can improved for your next visit? More 

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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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1 Thank Andrew M
John M, Public Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this review

Your a kind person and thank you so much for your feedback. More 

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