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Latest Press Releases


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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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway reveals new Lake District Steam Tour for 2019

Posted: 8th March 2019

Leading heritage visitor attraction for families and rail enthusiasts in the UK, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is delighted to announce a new tour for small special interest groups with a yearning for the nostalgic age of steam in the stunning...

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A first for the Lake District: Transport Trust 'Red Wheel' Plaque awarded to Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway A major visitor attraction in the Western Lake District, Cumbria has been granted a prestigious national award in recognition of its historical importance.

Posted: 25th February 2019

Located in only coastal village in the UNESCO World Heritage site the Lake District National Park Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway has been awarded the first Red Wheel plaque, the only one of its kind in Cumbria, by the Transport Trust. The Red...

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River Irt and Katie heading for the Great North Steam Fair at Beamish Museum

Posted: 25th February 2019

We are delighted to announce that “River Irt” from the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and “Katie” from the Ravenglass Railway Museum will be visiting Beamish Museum for the Great North Steam Fair. The event, which is held...

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Train from Spain project wins prestigious Heritage Award

Posted: 14th February 2019

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society received the Coiley Locomotive Engineering Award at the prestigious Heritage Railway Association dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday 9 February.  Held on February 9th at the McDonald...

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Sister attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater Steamers shortlisted for national award

Posted: 27th January 2019

Lake District Estates two heritage attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have both been shortlisted for a major national tourism award; one of the tourism sectors most prestigious for group travel. Now...

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More locals to benefit from Resident Pass discounts at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Posted: 26th January 2019

In a bid to encourage more people from the region to come and enjoy the sights and sounds of steaming through the stunning scenery of the Western Lake District, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway have extended their Residents Pass to include all CA...

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Family Highlights at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway 2019 March-December 2019

Posted: 26th January 2019

Starting in March, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway will host a wealth of family-friendly activities, including themed meet & greets, fancy dress events, craft and learning activities all against the spectacular setting of the Western Lake...

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Observation Car arrives at the Railway for the 2019 season

Posted: 3rd January 2019

The luxury carriage which will offer panoramic views through its large glass windows, has been built to a similar design as Ffestiniog Railway’sPullman Observation carriage launched in May 2018 but it is dramatically different in size. This...

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Increase in weddings could mean big business for Cumbria in 2019

Posted: 18th December 2018

With Cumbria seeing a 36% increase in weddings since 2013, the organisers of the first-ever Lake District Wedding Fair say a diverse range of hospitality businesses could benefit from the ever-expanding wedding market. According to figures from...

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