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at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

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Latest Press Releases


Trio of new tickets offer double dose of Lake District culture

Posted: 16th September 2019

In a bid to encourage visitors to explore more of the Lake District during their stay, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in partnership with Lowther Castle, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and Eskdale Mill...

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Family friendly activities in the Lake District for autumn

Posted: 29th August 2019

For children, families and the young at heart sister attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have an exciting range of themed activities this autumn including the popular cartoon character event which...

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New Visitor Experience Manager joins Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Posted: 29th August 2019

Switching tracks, Stuart Ross General Manager (Visitor Experience) joins the team alongside Martin Cookman General Manager (Operations) at the popular narrow-guage Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in the Western Lake District, from Kirklees Light...

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Steam attraction Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway takes glory at Cumbria Tourism Awards

Posted: 20th June 2019

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in the Western Lake District wins Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at Cumbria Tourism’s Annual Awards. The winners were announced last night [Wednesday 19 June] at a prestigious black-tie event at...

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A taste of the Western Lakes for Indian Travel Agents

Posted: 15th May 2019

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway today hosted a group of 12 international travel agents from India as part of the annual ExploreGB travel and tourism event. Accompanied by Shuja Mehdi from VisitBritain India and Blue Badge Guide Sue Wardle, the...

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Lake District Estates leading the way in sustainable tourism

Posted: 29th April 2019

A portfolio of tourism businesses putting sustainability and conservation at the heart of its operations is in the running for four noteworthy Cumbria Tourism Awards. Lake District Estates heritage fleet Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is...

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Big Birthday Gala For The Little Steam Railway

Posted: 4th April 2019

The biggest train gala of the year celebrates 478 years of birthdays at award-winning Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in the heart of the Western Lake District from Saturday 4- Monday 6 May. With a fantastic series of special events visitors...

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Ullswater Steamers and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway have both taken top honours in two categories at a major awards ceremony.

Posted: 21st March 2019

Now in its 15th year, the British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTAs) are among the tourism sector’s most sought-after accolades, featuring 19 different categories. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ won the ‘River and Inland Cruise...

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All Aboard For Closer Ties Between North Lakes and Chinese Visitor Market!

Posted: 20th March 2019

On Tuesday 19 March 2019, a new and innovative marketing partnership was formally launched at The Rheged Centre near Penrith. Focussed on raising the the profile of our World Heritage status landscape to the valuable Chinese market, The North...

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Lake District attractions team up for major tourism and travel show

Posted: 15th March 2019

Leading heritage visitor attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have teamed up with Lowther Castle & Gardens and National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola to exhibit at the British Tourism & Travel Show...

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