Group Tours

at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

We have group tour options to suit all itineraries and budgets. 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.

Small groups receive a 10% discount on our standard fares on arrival. Coach groups receive special rates of £8.50 per adult, on a return journey. This price is reserved for group operators only and must be booked in advance.

Steam on the Wildside

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!

Cost: £15.60 adult, £10.30 children (5-15), free for children under 5. 

You can now also experience this tour and more with our new Festive Steam on the Wildside package.

One Happy Family

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.

Cost: £14.00pp

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 new museum will bring 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.

Series Tours & FIT Rates

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

Exhibition Guide 2018

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

Group Leisure - 11th October at the NEC

World Travel Market - 5th to 7th November in London

Western Lake District

Western Lakes Group Itineraries


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