29th & 30th May 2016

We visited here with my two little boys 3 and 6 and to say they had fun is an understatement! The staff where lovely and very friendly, the train driver was very accommodating when the boys wanted to have a look in the train, there was a cafe and a shop at each station including a miniature railway ride for £1pp at Bolton Abbey, you get roughly 20mins at the station to do what you like and they have facilities at both. The price was £25 for a family ticket of 2+2 and you have the choice of gift aid also. It was a brilliant morning out, would make a nice day if you like to walk and explore but my two did not want to leave the train. We would definitely visit this place again.

JoeAndTrish, Thirsk, TripAdvisor Review

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


Your visit to The Award-Winning Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you … The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.

For the family and casual visitor, we offer a unique and exciting day out, as you step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. We are one of Britain’s Heritage Railways and a registered educational charity, but we’re also much more besides.


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 unspoilt countryside … or hop off at one of our stations and just watch the trains go by!

A journey on the multi award-winning Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is an unforgettable experience for all the senses.


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