Things to do at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway review
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire. The railway was part of the former Midland Railway route which ran from Skipton to Ilkley. The line currently runs for a distance of 4 miles from Embsay via Draughton Sidings, Holywell and Stoneacre Loop to Bolton Abbey station. They hope to extend the line in the future.
The rolling stock consists of 20 ex-industrial locomotives plus diesel locomotives. They are well known for their on-board dining experiences and their annual events.
You will ride in restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages while enjoying views of some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery. There is usually somewhere to purchase food and drinks at the two main stations. Bolton Abbey is 1.5 miles away from Bolton station. They have a leaflet available in the stations which include a map if you decide to walk there. Also at Bolton station, you will find the Hambleton Valley miniature railway.
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FAQ and Further Information Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Is there food and drink available?
There is hot and cold food and drinks at the two main stations. You can also book on a train ride that includes food. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage steam train rides on 4 miles of track in North Yorkshire with dining options and annual events. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult return ticket costs £11, children £5.50, under 3s are free. These tickets don’t include food and drinks.
Is there parking?
There is parking at both of the main stations, parking is free.
When are they open?
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey railway has a varied annual running schedule. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the trains and in the cafe areas. Dogs are not allowed on seats.
Are they accessible?
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