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Peak Rail

Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
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Brilliant Preserved Raliway

Not the longest preserved railway I have been to. We have been here several times. The volunteers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bazonian2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyable Experience

I've been to a number of preserved railways and this one is right up there for enjoyment and staff... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
bunnacrick18
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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  • Average15%
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“darley dale” (29 reviews)
“matlock station” (19 reviews)
“steam train” (32 reviews)
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Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
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"mulled wine and mince pies"
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"station cafe"
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"restaurant car"
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"diesel loco"
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"heritage railway"
in 12 reviews
"lovely trip"
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"derbyshire countryside"
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"day ticket"
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"main line"
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"tank engine"
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"train journey"
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"lovely scenery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the longest preserved railway I have been to. We have been here several times. The volunteers are always present. Matlock station is shared with national rail services. A lovely push pull train, with a austerity steam locomotive at one end and a class 44...More

1  Thank bazonian2015
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I've been to a number of preserved railways and this one is right up there for enjoyment and staff friendlyness. Lovely run on the train and very clever to have a steam engine one end and diesel the other allowing for all tastes!

1  Thank bunnacrick18
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

A well run operation, trains on time and staff friendly. The usual disappointment with preserved railways in that Peak Rail has an excessive amount of rusting metal which they doubtless intend to restore but in the meantime looks pretty ugly. My only complaint being that...More

1  Thank EastLancsLad
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Palatine restaurant car dining with the train travelling between rowsley and Matlock,,steam pulled to Matlock, diesel pulled to rowsley.super renovated carriage,superb meal,a gentle afternoon in the Derbyshire dales.recommend this trip.BUT watch the on board drinks as a mistake was made and the staff were unable...More

Thank andrew h
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Having done a little research online before we visited, we decided to drive to Rowsley South and found plenty of free parking. The station had one platform, a ticket office, a small display area and a small cafe. With two adults and three children in...More

Thank Vikkie C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Massive Disapointment !!! Basically a 10 minute train ride , Sat in a station for half an hour with nothing going on .Santa eventually came and stopped for 30 seconds gave the 2 children a cheap present costing about £2 each. Children were bored and...More

2  Thank christine3032017
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

What a disgraceful experiance. My Autistic son who is blunt as they can be. But I made 'Santa' aware. Pretty much blanked us then. It was the chap who worked with him, who came up and asked me my son's name and how old he...More

7  Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is one of the shorter preserved lines but one day it might extend further along the old Midland main line track that it occupies. There is no turning or run-around facility at Matlock so there are two locomotives on the train - one diesel...More

1  Thank Robert E
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Not much for the kids to do, the train ride seemed very slow and boring, especially having already travelled to Matlock by train.

2  Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We turned up and it was the last trip for the day. Massive carpark at the northern end of the railway, staff helpful and a real nice place. Steam and diesel so got the best of both. Would go on again.... Well done to you...More

Thank Knocker874
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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.
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darthvickster
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
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Barbara B
28 June 2016|
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