For many families Christmas starts here, at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. The fires are lit at Bolton Abbey station, and the Refreshment Room and Buffet Cars will be bulging with mince pies and other seasonal fare and festive decorations will be all around.
Santa will be on the train, giving out presents to well behaved children who are in possession of a valid ticket.
Children aged between 3 and 15 (including a present from Santa) £15. Children aged 2 or under (including a present from Santa) £8. All other fares £15. ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Group bookings welcome. Free parking for passengers.
Trains depart Bolton Abbey station at 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm. and 3.00pm giving a round trip of 1 hour. The Evening Specials depart from Bolton Abbey station at 6.30pm (16th and 23rd December only, these include complimentary mince pies, mulled wine (or cordial or fruit juice) and entertainment.
MAKE IT SPECIAL
Take a Ride behind one of our vintage steam locomotives for a special journey back in time.
Breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway, while your eyes and ears thrill to the puffing and hissing of the steam engine. Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and enjoy a unique view of some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside … or hop off at Holywell Halt and just watch the trains go by!
For something a little extra special, try riding in our First Class saloons, or combine your trip with a Cream Tea or an Afternoon Tea served on the train. During the summer & autumn we also offer Evening Eats: Strawberry Specials, Fish & Chip Specials and our famous Curry Express!
We are one of Britain’s Heritage Railways and a registered educational charity. We run regular steam services throughout the year and lots of exciting special events: 1940’s Weekend, Branchline Weekend, Santa Specials, Goods Trains Days, Halloween Specials and lots more besides! A journey on the multi award-winning Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is an unforgettable experience for all the senses.
Step back into a bygone era with a visit to the award-winning Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.
We will engage, enthuse and excite you … The sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines, from the industrial workhorses of pits, collieries, docks and factory yards to the more glamorous locomotives which graced main lines … all lovingly restored by our team of volunteers.
We’ve got vintage Edwardian carriages, Victorian Director’s Saloons and original 1960’s slam-door stock to ride in. We’re proud of our re-built Bolton Abbey Station & the delightful Victorian features of the restored Embsay Station. The rural request-stop Holywell Halt is a wonderful place to picnic, whilst our traditionally-uniformed friendly staff will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.
The steam railway is very well run, with friendly helpful staff, beautifully kept platforms, lovely views along the way and the trains themselves are fantastic. Our 1 year old son very much enjoyed his first ever train trip and we are glad it was on a “proper” train!! Would recommend if you are in the area.Stephig123, TripAdvisor Review
We’d be delighted to host your wedding. Bolton Abbey Station is a licensed wedding venue and we can promise you a special day to remember! We’re completely flexible with regards to your arrangements, see our wedding galleries for inspiration!
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