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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway


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Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF

4 miles



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4ft 8½in



Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. Venture a little further to picnic on the banks of the River Wharfe, or in the shade of Strid Wood where you will find the Cavendish Pavillion for refreshments.

Steam trains run every Sunday, with Summer services up to 7 days a week. In addition to the steam services, there are Diesel services, Stately Trains and Special Events.

On selected Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, travel in the style your grandparents would have loved, using carriages from the historic Stately Trains collection which have been lovingly restored to their original magnificence, such as those built to haul first class passengers on the Great North of Scotland Railway and also including one reputed to have been the carriage of a princess.