Group Tours

at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

We have group tour options to suit all itineraries and budgets. Organised tour groups of 10 or more persons qualify for our group fares; available for advanced bookings only. Tour guides and essential companions travel free. All group tours must be booked directly with us in advance and can either be paid for in advance (requires a credit application) or paid on the day of travel.

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Steam to the Hills

A return steam departure from Ravenglass with an option of either an immediate return journey from Dalegarth Station or alight at the station, enjoy the facilities and explore Boot Village. Single journey time is approximately 40 minutes from Ravenglass to Dalegarth. Single journeys are available on request and group trips between intermediate stations for those with tight timings. Coach groups receive special rates of £8.50 per adult, on a return journey. This price is reserved for group operators only, minimum 10 persons and must be booked in advance. Add a Museum guided tour for just £4 per person. 

Steam on the Wild Side with Muncaster Castle 

A return steam departure from Ravenglass (as above) combined with a visit to Muncaster Castle and Gardens. The Castle is less than a 10-minute drive from Ravenglass and makes for a fabulous day out. Don't forget to take in their Bird of Prey show too! Price: £18.00 adult, £12.00 child (5-15), free for children under 5. You can now also experience this tour and more with our new Festive Steam on the Wild Side package.

1st Class Observation Carriage Upgrade 

Travel in our NEW Observation Carriage and get 360 veiws of the spectaular Lake District coast and mountain landscapes. Suitable for small groups up to 14 persons. Timeslots on Red/Yellow/Green timetable from Ravenglass and Dalegarth Stations. Single journey 40 minutes. Price: £5 per person, single journey only, must be pre-booked for up to 14 persons. 

Lake District Steam Tour with National Trust Gondola Cruise

NEW for 2019, available for small interest groups with a yearning for the nostalgic age of steam. Take a cruise on National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola before enjoying lunch at Dalegarth Station then take the one way journey down the line in our Observation Carriage to Ravenglass. Minimum group size 6 and maximum 14 persons. Available Monday to Friday, in Red/Yellow/Green timetables. Price: From £35 pp. 

Mince Pie Trains 

Throughout December we have festive treats for groups booked on the Steam to the Hills Tours. Get a free mince pie on arrival and enjoy a festive treat on us. Request Mince Pie Train on bookings in December/January. Add a glass of mulled wine too for just £3.50 pp. 

One Happy Family with Ullswater Steamers

A great value tour offer for two complete days out in the Lake District. Enjoy a return steam journey on the Railway and also take a trip on our sister attraction, Ullswater 'Steamers'. This is a combined tour fare that does not have to be taken on the same day and can be booked as one tour with either attraction. Price: £15.00pp

Education & School Visits

The Ravenglass Railway Museum is pleased to introduce their school's programme. Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, this new programme makes a great addition to any curriculum. 

Educational Tours

Museum & Specialist Tours

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway has a fascinating history dating back to its construction in the 1870s as the first public narrow-gauge railway in England. Our museum brings the story to life with historic artefacts from tickets and uniforms to locomotives and coaches, as well as new interactive features. We can also offer guided group tours of the museum and Ravenglass site encompassing the restored Furness Railway main-line signal box, our engineering shops and engine shed, and give a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum’s restoration areas. Tours are led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and can be arranged for special interest or general audiences covering a general history of the railway or focus on a specific topic such as the 3ft gauge origins, mining and quarrying industries, the Bassett-Lowke locomotives, or life in Eskdale. We’re happy to tailor tours to meet group requirements, just ask us. Cost: extra £4.00 to our return Steam to the Hills journey (£12.50 pp) suitable for up to 40 persons per time slot. Must be booked in advance. 

Series Tours & FIT Rates

Please contact us directly for specific series tours and FIT rates.

Exhibition Guide 2019

We exhibit at various trade shows throughout the year. Come by and have a chat with us to discuss your group needs.

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World Travel Market - 4th to 6th November at the Excel


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