The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District through two of Lakeland's loveliest valleys to Dalegarth station and visitor center in Eskdale, nestled at the foot of England's highest mountains. Steam trains operate every month of the year.

 
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Family Review of Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The train runs for seven miles between the coastal village of Ravenglass to Eskdale, which sits at the foot of England's highest mountain range, the Scafells.
  • The railway has the world's oldest working 15-gauge locomotive-- a must-see for any train fan, including young fans of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends.
  • Locals have long called the Ravendale and Eskdale Railway, "la'al ratty" for "little narrow way" in the Cumbrian dialect. Visitors didn't understand, so the railway created mascott "La'al Ratty," the Water Vole Stationmaster who entertains children on summer rides. There's even a story; visit www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk. The railway also supports efforts to preserve the endangered water vole.

Address:
Ravenglass and Eskdale
United Kingdom
Price: Single standard ticket Adult £5.80 child £2.90.


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 44 (0)1229 717171
Fax: 44 (0) 1229 717011
Email: steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk
Transportation: Located just off the A595, 18 miles south of Whitehaven
Price Information: Single standard ticket Adult £5.80 child £2.90.
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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