Our Fish & Chip Specials combine the best fish & chips in Skipton with the best views in Yorkshire!

Due to their popularity (all this summer's Fish & Chip Specials sold out) we've added another date! 8th October 2016.  The steam-hauled train leaves EMBSAY station at 18.15 with Fish and Chips served during the journey.

New! You can also now pre-order some drinks (we'll ensure they are ready and waiting for you at your reserved table) in addition, the buffet car will also be offering a full range range of hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on the night.

New! We're also offering a First Class service, with Prosecco served on arrival, seats (+antimacassars!) in the buffet car, and delicious cake to round the evening off!  

Advance booking is essential.

First class: Adults: £21 each. Children: £16 each. Prices include glass of Prosecco on arrival, Fish & Chips, cake and train travel.

Standard class: Adults: £16 each. Children: £10 each. Prices include Fish & Chips, train travel.

For tickets, click through to our ticketing system and choose 'Evening Eats'.


Enjoy your ride through the Yorkshire countryside in First Class with hot soup and a warm crusty roll!

However cold outside, you'll be warm and toasty as the historic carriages trundle along to the beat of a steam engine pulling hard at the head of the train!

  • First Class Silver Service: Table seat, embroidered table cloth, head rests and curtains
  • Hot beverages of Fresh Ground Filter Coffee or our delightful Yorkshire Tea
  • Hot Vegetable Soup with warm crusty roll
  • Return journey - your table is reserved for your return journey too, on the next train back.  (If you wish to return on a later train, then this will probably have to be to be in standard class - see the Winter Warmers manager on the day)
  • Refills of our tea and coffee available on the return journey
  • Children can have fresh apple or orange juice (instead of tea/coffee) if they prefer
  • Day rover ticket to ride on the train for the rest of the day (standard class)

Winter Warmers:
Children (3-15) £12 / Adults £17

Please note, if you purchase a Winter Warmer on the 12.00, 13.30 or 15.00 train, it will depart from Embsay Station.  The 12.40 & 14.10 Winter Warmers depart from Bolton Abbey Station.

2016 dates: Winter Warmers are available on Sunday 16th October 2016.

For tickets, click through to our ticketing system and choose 'Winter Warmers' from the drop down menu.



Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2016.

Frequent trains will run during the daytime with decorations and excitement. (Saturday and Sunday).

There will be a witch hunt set up around the railway for you to take part in and a fancy dress competition.

In addition, there is an ‘Evening Scare’ Halloween train which departs from Bolton Abbey at 19.00 on Saturday 29th October.

Advance Booking Essential for the Evening train.

Daytime Halloween Specials:
Children (3-15) £5 / Concessions £9 / Adults £10

Evening Scare Train:
Children (3-15) £6 / Adults £15


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!

first-classFor something a little extra special, try riding in our First Class saloons, or combine your trip with a Cream Tea (selected dates) served on the train. During the summer 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


Donate to our appeal and help us restore the steam locomotive Wheldale!


We’ve nearly raised £30,000 but we’ll still need another £100,000 to undertake all repairs!



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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