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Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
+44 1629 580381
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very small but lovely & clean working station. It is only about a 5 minute walk from matlock bath which itself is lovely,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michael d
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I must admit that I was rather dubious about this trip as such things can easily turn into overpriced,tacky experiences. However, this was none of the above, We travelled from Rowsley to Matlock and back,it took about one hour as the train made a number...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We went on the steam train to Matlock and it was very enjoyable. The staff was great. Everyone enjoy waving to passing car. Wold love to do the Christmas experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank calhaynes
Reviewed 29 October 2018

the railway is signposted, it does seems like you may have taken a wrong turn but keep following the signs. The platform is spotless and has lots of items to look at whilst you wait for the train also a cafe for drinks and snacks....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gail W
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is not the longest heritage railway but the journey is lovely. The staff are all friendly and the modest ticket price allows unlimited trips between Matlock and Rowsley. We got on in Rowsley ( it has free parking) and went to Matlock, spent the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We had a nice time. We boarded the train at Rowsley, and travelled to Matlock. Walked round the town then returned. Stand very friendly, and the trains were very comfortable. This is the first time that we have visited, and we will definitely return.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlynisC493
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Went as a family of 5, including one 9-yr old. Sitting in the lovely Pullman carriage and having afternoon tea while the train chugged along is a great experience, although pricey (£115 .50). The journey time is 20-30mins, so you go to and fro along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely tea in the steam train run by peak rail from Rowsley to Matlock and back again. If you’re booking it’s worth paying for the LMS main carriage rather than the kitchen car as it gives more of a flavour of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lularlm
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this place I was on a caravan holiday in the peak district. the staff were friendly and were helpful, I will visit this place if I ever go stay in the peak district again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jamiekinderson
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A great Sunday lunch in lovely LMS dining coach. Service and food were very good and it made a lovely birthday celebration with friends. Well done Peak Rail.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Pauline L
7 September 2018|
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Response from bazonian2015 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to go on their website and look. They will be running on saturday and sunday. Or ring them up.
Lis B
23 July 2017|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
Ticket is for all day. You can get on and off as you please.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, and at certain times you can get an all day ticket so you can travel up and down the line as much as you like