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The East Lancashire Railway

Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
+44 333 320 2830
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I went here for the first time and have got to say what a fantastic place to visit if you are into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
philipoggy
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Nostalgic day out through lovely countryside

I took my two children on the steam train from Bury to Rawtenstall. It was brilliant to show them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris W
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Located in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, is the award-winning East Lancashire Railway. A heritage railway that runs steam and diesel train services through the beautiful Pennine Lancashire scenery. There are plenty of things to see and do and stations are well equipped for group visits with cafes, pubs, gift shops and a dedicated Transport Museum, housing vintage vehicles, transport memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Guided tours and talks are also available. The railway also has some fantastic events scheduled throughout the year from guided Rail Ale Trail tours of some of the excellent local drinking spots to the nostalgia of their award winning 1940's weekend. Looking for something a little different? Why not indulge in a luxury steam train hauled dining experience on board Orient Express style carriages, learn to drive a train or get snap happy with a Photography Course?
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Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for the first time and have got to say what a fantastic place to visit if you are into railways. It transported me back to when I was a kid. It has kept everything as original as is was back in it's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my two children on the steam train from Bury to Rawtenstall. It was brilliant to show them how travel used to be. An entertaining and educational day out.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out for the whole family Runs from bury to rawtenstall via ramsbottom various engine on view and often visting special like flying Scotsman and Tomas at Christmas

Thank John G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled by Steam Train from Rawtenstall to Heywood a week ago. This was a Christmas present but we shall be doing it again. The station a Rawtenstall is itself well worth a visit. The train stopped at picturesque stations along the way which was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the day apart from the cost and some of forthcoming events personally thought some are overpriced.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steam train is a brilliant day out with kids lot of little stops and things to do ... clean and tidy and fun for all the family xxxxx

Thank Nadia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike for your Hops. Christmas present purchased for hubby and bro in law. Dropped them off at Bury Station at 10am. Between 10am and 6pm, when I picked them up, almost literally, they consumed 7 pints and lunch of course. They visited a micro brewery...More

Thank Fitzmee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately they were unable to run the steam engines due to the very dry conditions and the fire on Saddleworth moor. Unfortunately we had driven over a hundred miles for the steam experience, but understood why they had to cancel. However we still enjoyed the...More

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Martin M, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rayw3152 Thank your for taking the time to review us and understanding the difficulties we are currently facing, we are extremely hopeful that will improve in the coming weeks enabling us to put out a steam service. All that aside we were so happy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Midweek dining experience on the east lancs railway for a birthday treat. Lovely time was had by all. Attentive staff, good food and great scenery make this a must do steam experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed a family meal on evening train journey staff excellent food and drink lovely have done twice now and will go back

Thank Anna H
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Response from bazonian2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is some access to Bury Bolton street from around the side of platform 3 where the pub is. As far as I am aware Ramsbottom is wheelchair accessible on 1 side, I think both Rawtenstall is accessible on both sides... More
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Response from Wontolla1 | Reviewed this property |
Bronze Steam Experiences - Mondays/Fridays A full day experience with half a day spend driving, firing and guarding between Bury and Rawtenstall with the other half spent on a guided tour. Ticket cost £399.00 Includes... More
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