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Wensleydale Railway

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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“afternoon tea”(14 reviews)
“steam loco”(8 reviews)
“bolton castle”(12 reviews)
The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way. We offer activities for...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Leeming Bar Station Leases Road | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
+44 1677 425805
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

We boarded the train at Redmire for a return trip to Leeming Bar, however without the sat nav I don't think we'd have found the station! Really feel some signposts are needed. We travelled on the 13.50 train and got back by 5.00 after pleasant...More

Thank LucindaStaffs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Wensleydale Railway since it opened, It has a lot going for it: sixteen miles of varied and impressive scenery, two excellent stations at Bedale and Leyburn, both with shop and cafe, and, this summer, a visiting steam locomotive of outstanding...More

2  Thank Stephen T
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the railway. As the listing is for the whole railway, I am delighted you thought we were worth 4 stars. Leeming Bar is our operational hub and we are aware of the issues - so much so,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.....to, well not that long ago. Whilst they have old style compartment carriages and steam trains some of there stock is 1960's carriages and diesels that I remember travelling in, in the early 90's! The railway is run by volunteers and enthusiasts but that shouldn't...More

Thank FlorianFY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the railway recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff there were particularly friendly and helpful and welcoming of our dog.

Thank acornclose
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip. Glad you and your four legged friend enjoyed

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode the railway from Leaming Bar to Redmire the journey was very relaxing, at Redmire we walked to Bolton Castle, well known for housing Mary Queen of Scotts, the walk was lovely the vista was tremendous. The railway staff were very friendly and informative

1  Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Yorkshire, and visiting the Wensleydale Railway was an ideal opportunity to travel on another of the many heritage railways in this part of England. I was traveling with an old friend whom I have known for many years, we would have liked to...More

Thank drew22PerthAustralia
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived at Redmire after an interesting drive saw every slow vehicle on our route pull out in front of us. The Train was late...in good old steam train style. Her arrival however did not disappoint with all her chuffing splendour. Boarded and set off on...More

Thank Loraine Y
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. All our volunteers try hard to make a visit to the railway pleasurable. The J27 steam engine has been a great success this August and we hope to see it returning...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Steam train ride from Leeming Bar at the side of the A1 right into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The stations in the way where you can get off and explore are Bedale and Leyburn. Dining car on train plus station cafe 's. Wonderful...More

Thank kenhindley
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your day. Many thanks for taking the time to review Wensleydale Railway.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Took a trip from Leeming Bar station to Redmire by steam and absorbed the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Returned to Leyburn to have a look around this quaint Dales town and weren't disappointed. You could have been in several different eras as you...More

Thank lakehousehold
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review our railway. I understand your concerns around the wait in Leyburn but this is necessary to give our volunteers a well earned (and legal) break during the day. On the upside passengers have time to visit the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Friendly and helpful staff at this wonderful old railway station. We used the railway to take us to the start of a walk and due to arriving early enjoyed the tea room and facilities. Well worth a visit of you are in the area.

Thank Trevor H
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We have been fortunate in the last few days for the cafe at Leyburn to earn its own TA rating. So glad you enjoyed.

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1 November 2017|
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Response from WensleydaleR | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes we are. There are Santa specials until Christmas Eve and then trains will be running in between Christmas and New Year
6 August 2017|
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Response from Liz E | Reviewed this property |
We've bought tickets in advance and the weekends are usually busier, particularly if there is an event on.
7 June 2017|
Response from A7982QYjohnk | Reviewed this property |
It runs on Saturdays in November plus the 5th. Dogs cost £1 per journey but assistance dogs are free.