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Latest Press Releases

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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Lake District Estates to showcase award winning portfolio at World Travel Market

Posted: 31st October 2018

Lake District Estates to showcase its portfolio of accommodation and heritage tourist attractions which includes Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, alongside almost 5,000 exhibitors at the leading global event...

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La'al Ratty in the Lake District brings festive joy to over 40,000 children

Posted: 13th September 2018

Since the Santa Express first took to the tracks in 1984, over 40,000 children and their accompanying adults have experienced the festive wonder and excitement created by the dedicated team at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, in the Lake...

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If your name is Katie drive a steam train for free at Ravenglass & Eskdale!

Posted: 25th July 2018

Driver for a fiver is a brand new event this Summer from the Ravenglass Railway Museum, fullfill your childhood dream and learn to drive a steam train.  Every Tuesday from 24 July to 28 August you can become a steam engine driver for just...

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Put on your walking boots to celebrate La'al Ratty centenary.

Posted: 5th July 2018

Ravenglass Railway Museum is marking the centenary of the last La'al Ratty train to travel up the line to Boot Village. Join the Museum’s Curator, Peter van Zeller, on Sunday 15 July to discover fascinating stories from the history of the...

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Commemorating The Great Gift at Dalegarth Station

Posted: 16th May 2018

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and the National Trust are celebrating The Great Gift at Dalegarth Station with an exhibition that tells the stories of the soldiers from the Eskdale Valley and how the end of World War I was commemorated in the...

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Historic railway officially launches significant new steam locomotive

Posted: 30th April 2018

This weekend The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society will officially launch their newest addition to join the historic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway visitor attraction on the West Coast of Cumbria. The magnificent new Krauss...

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Ravenglass officially welcomes home , Katie, 122 year old Steam locomotive

Posted: 12th April 2018

From Sunday 6 May, The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway will be celebrating the return of a 122-year-old steam locomotive named Katie after an extensive restoration programme. Katie will soon be making regular appearances in steam around...

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Railway Museum honoured at National Heritage Awards Ceremony

Posted: 19th February 2018

The Ravenglass Railway Museum is celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the Heritage Railway Association revealed at their annual awards ceremony held at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on Saturday 10 February. The museum...

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Paw Patrol to launch 2018 season at the iconic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Posted: 8th February 2018

The iconic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will launch its 2018 season of family friendly events when Paw Patrol pays a very special visit on the 24th and 25th March 2018. Grab your ticket quick though as places are limited for this weekend of...

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