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Wensleydale Railway

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Wensleydale Railway
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“santa train”(9 reviews)
“castle bolton”(10 reviews)
“afternoon tea”(16 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leeming Bar Station Leases Road | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon. There was a marquee with craft stalls, refreshments and carol singers. Staff were warm and friendly full of Christmas cheer. The carriages were decorated, christmas music was playing throughout. The only down side was that the carriages were not heated...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clair L
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Santa Special and for your kind words. We are a volunteer led organisation and it is feedback such as yours which makes it all worthwhile. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Santa experience cost us £80 as a family of four. Included in that price was a biscuit for the kids and a fruit shoot and a mulled wine or coffee and mince pie for the adults and a present from Santa.Firstly, I really do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annaj940
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We all are saddened that your Santa trip didn’t meet your expectations. As you have pointed out, we are a volunteer led not for profit company supported by charitable donations. All the people you interacted with were giving up their time for free and try...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 5th (possibly 6th) year of the Christmas train. It started with just myself and a friend but has escalated into an annual visit with family and friends. Each year is has been so special, fun and totally AMAZING! We all absolutely love...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic trip on a steam train and the kids had a lovely time waving at all the people at the side.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank benlavou
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review our railway. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 October 2018

We've just had a lovely day out, caught the 9:45 from Leeming Bar to Leyburn, did their website recommended and informative 10 mile walk past the old industrial workings at Cobscar with great views of the dale, plenty of time at Castle Bolton, then Redmire...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris_NYorks
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Many thanks for your review and feedback. The Class 121 'Bubble' cars were not constructed with toilets hence the short pause at Leyburn - did you try the cake ? It is amazing! Really glad you enjoyed the walk on the website - one of...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Having checked the web site for an up to date timetable and made a special trip in order to catch the steam hauled train we were very disappointed to be told it wasn’t running. They make a special point of telling you to check the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John W
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Many thanks for your review and apologies for your disappointment. Would you be kind enough to email us with the webpage which shows steam. We haven't to the best our knowledge advertised steam since the engine left us at the end of August - if...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was our third visit to the Wendsleydale railway and it will be our last. The first time was okay. The second time was 6 years ago, We were told we could park in the disabled space but when we parked there we were told...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jayandcc
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. I guess reviews such as this serve 2 purposes, one is that we take action, the other is to warn potential customers from visiting the railway. I can assure you that we will take action...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We recently spent a day in Leyburn and went on the round trip at the railway. From going into this station to leaving after our journey i could not fault anything. We were given great advice about the train journey and where it went to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank April M
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our railway. Our volunteers work tirelessly to make everyone’s day out special and memorable. Looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

A Fabulous day on the train from Finghall to Redmire. Sunday lunch at the Bolton Arms, then back again. Thanks Brian the Guard, Tom the Bartender and Marilyn the Station Master.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 51splash
WensleydaleR, Guest Relations Manager at Wensleydale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words - it means so much to our volunteers when they see you have had a great day out

Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Betsy S
29 September 2018|
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Response from Monica M | Reviewed this property |
We used a car to access the station so did not need to look up public transport. We did notice buses so you may be able to get there by bus. Drew22 gives you lots of advice in the answer above and staying in Leyburn is a... More
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2 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 382lize | 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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