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. Download our Group Pack for full information on all tour options.

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.

UKInbound - 7th to 9th February in Cardiff

Explore GB - 1st & 2nd March in Newcastle

British Tourism & Travel Show (BTTS) - 21st & 22nd March at the NEC

Group Leisure - 11th October at the NEC

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

UKInbound 2016 Member

Steam to the HillsDownload a Group Pack

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, return journey. This price is reserved for            group operators only and must be booked in advance.

Please contact us directly for all group enquiries and bookings. Food options available including cream teas and fast-track options. A private dining area can also be reserved for groups. 

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: £14.00

Education & School Visits

The Ravenglass Railway Museum is pleased to introduce their schools programme. Click here to find out more about our educational visits and how to book.

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. 

Western Lake District

Click here to view suggested group itineraries in the Western Lake District.