A65, 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: Follow 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’. To get to Embsay Station, turn right at the dual carriageway section, signposted Skipton, Embsay, ‘Embsay Steam Railway’, and continue to follow signs taking you to the station. For Bolton Abbey Station, keep on the A59 / A65, taking the A59 at the next roundabout, following signs to Harrogate. About 4 miles further along the road, following the railway after about 2 miles, ‘Bolton Abbey Station’ will be signposted to your right.



Bolton Abbey Station Postcode:

BD23 6AF

Embsay Station Postcode:

BD23 6QX



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

Phone: 01756 710614

Talking Timetables & Fax: 01756 795189

Embsay Address: Embsay Station, Embsay, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6QX


Telephone 0871 200 22 33 for bus times and public transport links from Skipton and Ilkley to the railway.

To EMBSAY Station (bus stop opposite Brackenley Road, near Station Drive)

  • NYCC Service 14 from Skipton (Mon – Fri)
  • Cravenlink Services 883 and 884 from Skipton, Ilkley and Bolton Abbey (Sun / Bank Hols)

To BOLTON BRIDGE (Devonshire Arms Hotel – easy 20 minute walk to Bolton Abbey Station)

  • Pride of the Dales service 74 from Ilkley and Grassington (Mon – Sat)
  • Cravenlink services 883 and 884 from Skipton and Ilkley (Sun / Bank Hols)
  • DalesBus service 874 from Ilkley and Grassington (Sundays / Bank Holidays) See the Dalesbus website at www.dalesbus.org for details of all services.


There is also a taxi service available from Skipton: Star Taxis (01756) 794748.


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