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This page contains a selection of maps which show the location of the railway, and which may be of use for travelling to it. There are also some travel directions at the bottom if you would rather follow those instead.
Skipton in the UK
Skipton and the surrounding area
The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Passengers are advised to telephone for confirmation of times before making a long journey. General Enquiries: 01756 710614 - Talking Timetables 01756 795189
By Public Transport
By RoadA65, from the M6 (The West): Follow the A65 towards Skipton, and follow the brown signs for 'Embsay Steam Railway' to get to Embsay Station (this will involve turning left onto the A59). For Bolton Abbey Station, continue along the A59 towards Harrogate, and alongside part of the railway, until 'Bolton Abbey Station' is signposted.
A65, from Ilkley and Otley (The East): Follow the A65 until you reach the junction with the A59. Turn left and follow the brown tourist signs for 'Embsay Steam Railway' to get to Embsay Station. For Bolton Abbey Station, turn right onto the A59 and follow this road (which runs alongside part of the railway) until the station is signposted as 'Bolton Abbey Station'.
A59, from Liverpool, the M6 and Preston (The West): Follow the A59 towards Skipton, and then follow the signs for 'Embsay Steam Railway' to get to Embsay Station. If you want to get to Bolton Abbey Station, continue along the A59, towards Harrogate and alongside part of the railway, until it is signposted as 'Bolton Abbey Station'.
A59, from York, the A1 and Harrogate (The East): Follow the A59 towards Skipton, following the signposts marked 'Bolton Abbey Station' for Bolton Abbey Station. For Embsay Station, continue past Bolton Abbey Station, and follow the road, alongside part of the railway, towards Skipton. Follow the signs for 'Embsay Steam Railway'.
A659 / A629, from Bradford / Keighley: Follwo the A629 towards Skipton. At the first roundabout follow
signs for 'Embsay Railway'. This will take you left, round Skipton on the bypass. At the next roundabout, follow the sign
for 'Embsay Railway' once more, taking you straight over onto the A59 / A65. At the top of the hill at the Grassington
roundabout, continue straight over, following signs for 'Embsay Railway'.