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This one-of-a-kind experience consists of a set day itinerary on one of the oldest and longest narrow-gauge steam railways in your very own luxury first class carriage. With the Ravenglass railway you will be able to enjoy seven miles of stunning scenery with an unforgettable premium service. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow-gauge railways in England. It was back in April 1913, roughly 106 years ago, when the original Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway line closed. The line as we know it today was opened in 1915. This has always been lovingly known as “La’al Ratty” which means “little railway” in olde Cumbrian dialect.

What to expect on your trip:

  • Travel along the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, to Dalegarth
  • Indulge in a refreshing glass of prosecco as you sit back, relax and take in all of the beautiful scenery that the Lake District National Park has to offer
  • You will be warmly welcomed into your Eskdale Belle experience with a takeaway hot drink and shortbread biscuits from the Turntable Café for your outward journey.  
  • Board the Eskdale Belle and make yourself at home in your luxury first class carriage
  • You will be presented with a hamper to enjoy on your return journey which will contain a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, traybakes, fruit scones (with butted, jam and clotted cream), mini prosecco with glasses, tea/coffee, a guide book and a tea towel. The hamper and all of its contents are yours to keep!
  • Your very own complimentary visitor guide will keep you up-to-date throughout your Eskdale railway experience, ensuring every minute of your premium day out is unforgettable

Please note, you are required to pre-book the date and time of your experience with Lake District Estates at least 72 hours in advance. Visits can only be made once you have pre-booked your experience. Please see the Operational information tab below for more information on this.

This product is sold by VisitBritain and is provided by our supplier, Lake District Estates.