Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The longest and oldest narrow gauge railway in the Lake District National Park, known affectionately locally as 'La’al Ratty' meaning “little”. There has been a railway connecting the valley of Eskdale to the once important Roman Port of Ravenglass since 1875.


  • Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled Access


Full Description

Today, it is a popular heritage visitor attraction offering visitors a unique experience to discover one of Wainwrights favourite journeys, traversing seven miles from the coast, through iconic woodland and mountain scenery. There are four steam engines in regular service including the oldest working 15” locomotive in the world, River Irt.
With excellent facilities at both ends of the line and a choice of open and closed carriages, make this a great day inside and out whatever the weather! The line connects with many different lakeland trails, walks and other points of interest so take advantage of our ride all ticket and get on/off as many times as you like. You can watch the engines turn on the turntables whilst enjoying home made special at our cafes and look out as you travel for the plumes of steam at various passing points, get those cameras at the ready !

Great annual event calender, gift experience days with private carriage and charter hire, online bookings taken, group rates on advanced parties of 10 or more, Ratty kids club, free line guide with day tickets and a 507 voucher to visit sister attractions Ullswater Steamers


Contact & Location

Operator:Lake District Estates
Address:Ravenglass Station
Cumbria CA18 1SW
Contacts: 01229 717 171
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Open days:Daily 18-26 Feb. Sat-Sun 4-12 Mar; 2-10 Dec. Daily 18 Mar-5 Nov, 16-23 Dec, 26 Dec-2 Jan.
By Bus:X33 - Ravenglass, Croftlands Drive
By Rail: Ravenglass / 0 miles

Upcoming Events

02 Dec-23 Dec 2017 Santa Express

Please visit our website for more details and to book.

This entry was last updated on 27th February 2017

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