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Wonderful!

As a train buff, I was looking forward to this trip and was not disappointed. I thought I might be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Monica M
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
Simply wonderful.

Took the train from Bedale to return later with a stop in Leyburn for a couple of hours. From... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
janill
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Durham, United Kingdom
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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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Leeming Bar Station Leases Road | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

As a train buff, I was looking forward to this trip and was not disappointed. I thought I might be when I saw coach loads of people arriving for the train we had planned for. There was confusion when the train pulled into the station,...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently took a return trip on ths railway. Unfortunately, a loco had broken down and the service was running 30 mins late. I believe an earlier train was cancelled. Bad luck but it can happen on any railway. Unfortunately, the staff...More

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WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your day. Please accept our apologies for the delay and confusion over coach party seating. Some days, we just don't have enough of our volunteers to go round!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train from Bedale to return later with a stop in Leyburn for a couple of hours. From stepping on the platform in Bedale I felt like I was taken back in time. Even though we somehow missed the stop at Leyburn due to...More

1  Thank janill
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your day with us. I will pass on your thanks to our volunteer guard and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Travelled from Leeming Bar to Leyburn. Parking free. Disabled toilets at both stations. No problems taking a wheelchair on the train. Staff all friendly and courteous. The journey was interesting and picturesque - we also saw rabbit and deer. We would like to return to...More

Thank Jane B
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Many thanks for your kind review - we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Very disappointed with this trip. The carriage was scruffy and very worn out. The worst aspect was the windows all the windows were very badly misted within the panes of glass (so could not be wiped) A lady walked up and down the carriage pointing...More

Thank R P
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We generally receive excellent feedback about our friendly volunteers and excellent views of the Yorkshire Dales. I think to suggest that there aren't any views is particularly unfair. I take your point about the misted...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We got on the train at Finghall as we were camping nearby (Akebar park) it was about 3/4 mile walk. The small station is a request stop but that added to the excitement for our 4 year old having to wave the train down. We...More

1  Thank P96897
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Many thanks for visiting our railway and taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We had a delightful couple of hours on the afternoon tea train with presecco. The food was delightful as was the scenery. Truly a relaxing and a beautiful gift to receive.

Thank Kate D
WensleydaleR, Director of Sales at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you Kate for your lovely review - it means so much to the team

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Leisurely journey from Lemming Bar across the dales - the scenery is stunning I greatly admire the people that volunteer their time to keep these sort of attractions going - an unsung army - keep up the good work

1  Thank Netty1313
WensleydaleR, Director of Sales at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our scenery is fab and our volunteers work so hard to ensure you can enjoy it.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We spent a pleasant day on the railway even though we had torrential rain. Unfortunately, although steam was advertised for the day we visited they ran a diesel engine, very disappointing. The shop was interesting and my DH bought a number of secondhand books. The...More

Thank littlegracie
WensleydaleR, Director of Sales at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Many thanks for your review. Our steam engine suffered a mechanical fault and we apologise she wasn’t working. Thank you for supporting Wensleydale Railway.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Looking for a pleasant way to pass this particular Saturday, my wife and I drove down to North Yorkshire and spent a wonderful day together exploring the Wensleydale Railway. We based ourselves in the quite perfect village of Bedale, where the station has excellent parking...More

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pietr0mascagni
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
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HHackers
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.
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7 June 2017|
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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.
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