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Latest Press Releases


Lake District attractions reveal new mascot costumes

Posted: 9th September 2021

The new t-shirts for Lake District heritage attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater Steamers mascots were unveiled this week at Glenridding pier. Designed by young visitors Arabella aged 4 years...

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Christmas railway magic for families

Posted: 1st September 2021

Tickets go on sale this week [Thursday 2 September] for the much-loved Santa Express specials at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in the Lake District Cumbria. Running from Saturday 27 November to Thursday 23 December the experience includes a...

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New campaign encourages visitors to travel by train

Posted: 28th July 2021

Cumbria Tourism is teaming up with Avanti West Coast and Network Rail for the launch of a new high-profile marketing campaign, aimed at getting more people back onto train services as they head to – and around - Cumbria during the school...

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60th Anniversary Gala: Two-day celebration at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway announced

Posted: 25th June 2021

A special two-day gala is being planned for one of the UK’s best-loved heritage railway lines, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society. Tickets have just gone on sale for the COVID-safe...

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Steam into half-term with new adventures on Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Posted: 27th May 2021

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is steaming into the half-term school holidays with the launch of private carriage hire and new picnic options for passengers on the famous heritage railway line, along with new family-friendly activities at the...

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�335,000 Restoration: Historic Railway Pullman Camping Coaches unveiled as quirky staycation accommodation

Posted: 17th May 2021

Ravenglass in the Western Lake District is home to some new quirky ‘railway holiday’ accommodation, following the remarkable transformation of two near derelict Pullman Camping Coaches dating back more than a century. Originally...

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Full steam ahead as famous Lake District railway gets back on track

Posted: 22nd April 2021

One of the UK’s best-known heritage railway lines will welcome passengers back to explore the spectacular landscape of the Western Lake District and the Cumbrian coastline from next week.   The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, known...

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Lake District lovers can tune in to visit virtually

Posted: 14th January 2021

With national and international travel on hold whilst the country awaits the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, people across the UK can visit the Lake District, Cumbria from the comfort of their living rooms this weekend. Viewers...

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Steaming up for new Heritage Railway Weekends

Posted: 22nd October 2020

One of the UK's best-known heritage railway lines will be steaming ahead with a series of special Heritage Railway Weekends this winter, giving passengers a rare opportunity to travel on two of the country's most historic steam engines...

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250,000 National Lottery funding to restore historic Railway Pullman Camping Coaches

Posted: 1st September 2020

Two of the Lake District’s most iconic visitor attractions have been awarded £250,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an innovative restoration project, which gets underway from Tuesday 8 September 2020. Made possible by...

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