Take a Ride behind one of Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway’s vintage steam locomotives for a special journey back in time.
Scenic Steam Train Ride
Relax and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway, whilst enjoying the scenic return journey from Bolton Abbey to Embsay. 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.
Your eyes and ears will thrill to the puffing and hissing of the steam engine. A journey on the multi-award-winning Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is an unforgettable experience for all the senses.
Looking for Something Extra Special?
For something a little extra special, try riding in one of the First Class saloons, or combine your trip with a Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea, Ploughman’s Lunch or Cooked Breakfast served as you steam through the Yorkshire Dales.
Steam services run regularly throughout the year and the railway also put on lots of exciting special events. Example events include the 1940s Weekend, Branchline Weekend, Santa Specials, Goods Trains Days, Halloween Specials and lots more.
A Bygone Era
Step back into a bygone era with vintage Edwardian carriages, Victorian Director’s Saloons and original 1960s slam-door stock to ride in. The railway volunteers are very proud of the re-built Bolton Abbey Station and the delightful Victorian features of the restored Embsay Station.
Food and Drink
There are numerous events throughout the year where you can dine whilst travelling onboard the vintage steam trains. The Bolton Abbey Station Tea Room and the Embsay Station Coffee Shop both serve homemade cakes and Sandwiches.
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.
Travelling to Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is located just off the A59 near the picturesque town of Skipton. Follow the brown tourist signs for ‘Embsay Steam Railway’ to get to Embsay Station, the postcode is BD23 6QX.
For Bolton Abbey Station, continue along the A59 towards Harrogate, and alongside part of the railway, until ‘Bolton Abbey Station’ is signposted, the postcode is BD23 6AF.
Staying near Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
There are lots of places to stay in the Yorkshire Dales. Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire countryside. If you would like to spend some time in the dales and explore some of the other attractions in the area then we would recommend Snaptrip or Sykes Cottages.
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