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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Station Road | Coldwell Street, Wirksworth DE4 4FB, England
+44 1629 823076
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Steam train ride then 10 mile walk on the Ecclesbourne Way.

Events day at the railway so lots going on, vintage cars, 3 steam trains running all day long... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tonyball100
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Derbyshire
Day out to the railway

Took a trip on the railway with my young grandson. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffroyals
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London, United Kingdom
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With its headquarters in the fine old Peak District market town of Wirksworth, the Ecclesboume Valley line, at nine miles, is Derbyshire's longest heritage railway. The line runs through some of the most pleasant scenery in the White Peak, from its joint station with the main line at Duffield to its northern terminus at Ravenstor, close to the High Peak Trail and the National Stone Centre. The line provides services mainly operated by heritage diesel railcars, with four trains a day on summer weekends and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the high summer. The timetable is designed to connect with East Midlands Trains' services to and from Derby and Nottingham. Visitors may wish to take advantage of a 'zigzag choo choo' all Day Rover Ticket issued by the railway and Trent Barton providing an excellent opportunity for discount travel through the beautiful derbyshire countryside by bus and rail. Steam hauled services are also operated at peak periods, please call us to check what is running. If you would prefer to see the line from the Driver's cab or realise a childhood dream by taking the controls of one of our heritage steam or diesel locomotives then you can book that day to remember direct on our website. We offer a range of experiences to suit any occasion and budget.
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  • Average4%
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“buffet car” (23 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Station Road | Coldwell Street, Wirksworth DE4 4FB, England
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+44 1629 823076
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Reviewed yesterday

Events day at the railway so lots going on, vintage cars, 3 steam trains running all day long, visits to the engine sheds too. We rode the steam train Wirksworth to Duffield then walked back 10 miles on the Ecclesbourne Way. Beautiful English countryside to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a trip on the railway with my young grandson. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The trains ran to the timetable. We had a sandwich and cake in the station buffet. The miniature railway was not running so we took a walk into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a glorious piece of heritage saved and run by enthusiasts,a very pleasant way to spend a few hours ,hop of at the other end for a drink in the local pub and catch a later train, highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know my opinion of what qualifies as authentic tea time, as one of those 'Mericans, will hardly hold water. But, when a charming English woman compliments you on your undisturbed pouring of PG Tips from a china teapot made in England (you, true to...More

1  Thank gregorylamontagne1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends surprised me with afternoon tea on the EVR for my 50th birthday. Eric did a wonderful job of looking after us, keeping us topped up with tea, homemade sandwiches, scones as well as stories along the journey!

Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this attraction with a friend. We both enjoyed the train ride and found it relaxing. The volunteers were friendly and professional. We combined this visit with an afternoon visit to the tramway park nearby. Highly recommended if you want a relaxing morning riding...More

1  Thank johnchatham2014
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Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear johnchatham2014, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our railway. We are glad you had a relaxing morning with us enjoying the scenery along the valley and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the not too...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely steam train journey through beautiful Derbyshire. Reasonable price, good journey length and friendly staff.

Thank pilotwoo
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Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pilotwoo, Thank you for submitting a brief review of our railway. Your comments are most welcome and it would be our please to welcome you back to our railway. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Had a day out on Railway on Bank Holiday Monday.Excellent service and timings.Also went up to Ravenstor which is recommended.There are also tours around the shed area.

Thank alan t
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Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Dear Alan T, Thank you for your kind words. We hope you can visit us again. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

From the steam train experience to old vans appearing in the car park we he'd a fun filled day. The volunteers are very freindly and knowledgable, this is our second visit and we expected a short stay, nope it was all day, we visited the...More

3  Thank George S
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Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Dear George S, Thank you for submitting such a positive review of our railway. We do hope you can visit us again in the near future. With very best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Having seen this on Groupon for a while we finally decided to visit with the kids. Best value with a Groupon voucher - around £20 for a family. Lovely, cared for trains which we all loved. Yummy cake, chocolate and drinks on the Pullman carriage....More

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Tom_Tait, Commercial Director at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Dear Hoonaloon, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of our railway. We are glad you had an enjoyable time and it would be lovely to welcome you back in the near future. With best wishes, Tom Tait Commercial Director

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