Are dogs allowed?

Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the trains and in the cafe areas. Dogs are not allowed on seats.

What are your 2020 ticket prices?

Family (2+2) £30, Adults £12, Concessions £11, Children (3-15 years) £6, Children (0-2 years) free of charge, Platform tickets £1. For more details, see our ticketing page. Special events are priced differently, and frequently there is a first class carriage available for a small supplement (£2) payable on the day.

Can I purchase tickets online?

Yes, you can purchase your tickets on our ticketing page.

Do I need to book tickets online?

We have ticket offices which are open on the day of travel which sell tickets and First Class upgrades. However you can avoid any queues and purchase your tickets easily on our ticketing page. For some services, such as Dales Dining trains, Santa Trains and other special events pre-booking is essential. For other events, pre-booking is recommended, but not required.

How much does it cost to just come and look?

A platform ticket costs £1, they are needed to access Embsay or Bolton Abbey Stations, available from the Ticket Office. Platform tickets are not available on special event days when an admission charge covers entry to the whole site.

Are there trains today?

We have trains running on every Sunday throughout the year, most Saturdays and up to 7 days a week in the summer. See our calendar and timetables page for full details.

How long is the journey?

It takes about 15-20 minutes to travel between the two stations.  At the stations, the train usually waits for about 15 -20 minutes while the engine runs round the train for the return journey.  The whole (return) journey takes approximately 1 hour.

Do I have to get a particular train?

On some special event days then your ticket is only valid for the particular train as advertised on your ticket.  Our Day Rover tickets allow you to ride all day, and are valid from the first train (usually 10.30AM) until the last.  With a Day Rover ticket it does not matter which train(s) you catch – however to ride in the vintage train (when running) a first class day rover ticket or a first class upgrade is required.

Can I get on and off at the stations with one ticket?

With a Day Rover ticket, you can get on and off at the stations as you please, you could break your journey, go for a walk and get a different train back.  The Priory (Bolton ‘Abbey’) is a great destination for a walk, 1.5 miles from Bolton Abbey Station.

How do you get to the Priory? (Bolton 'Abbey')

The Priory (Bolton ‘Abbey’) is a great destination for a walk, 1.5 miles from Bolton Abbey Station.  We have leaflets available in the stations which describe the route and also the information is available on this page: Walk to the Priory.



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Bolton Abbey Station
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF

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