Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

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Station road, Wirksworth DE4 4FB Station road, Wirksworth DE4 4FB Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
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  • Hours
    Sun
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Thu
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway offers a traditional steam travel experience through the rolling plains of the Peak District. The railway begins at the ancient market town of Wirksworth and terminates at Duffield, home to the 48-acre Eyes Meadow nature reserve. The restored diesel trains sport vintage decor and a host of period features. Steam enthusiasts can opt for hop-on hop-off travel with a day pass, embark on a murder mystery trip or enjoy a three-course dinner as the train rolls through the Derbyshire countryside.

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Report | 4 days ago
Friendly staff, clean facilities, lovely relaxing day
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Report | 5 days ago
Expensive for the experience we have had.
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Report | 5 days ago
Spend the day riding vintage trains on the 18 mile return journey, now with bar on train. What's not to like?
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Report | 11 days ago
Had a great day out, it is out of the main season so some things were not running or fully open, but the staff are so helpful and friendly. Got to ride in the cab with the driver, and a tour of the works yard thrown in for free. Food on site is simple but nicely done, and not that expensive. We filled a whole day here and all had a great day out, with Groupon voucher it was a bargain. It is worth having a nosey around as a few things are not so obvious, as you have to wonder across the car park to find them. My tip would be talk to the staff, they are great at looking after visitors and when they can will take you somewhere and show you something extra! We didn't expect to be as much there as there is (its not gotthe endless sheds, and side attractions other railways have) and with it being on a midweek day in March didn't expect there to be much happening, and at first look there wasn't but talk to the staff and it comes to life!
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Report | 14 days ago
The whole family really enjoyed the experience, and it was nice for my dad to sit with the grandkids (3 and 4). A great family outing. However, one negative is that Groupon voucher stated redeem at Wirksworth - I left a message on the voicemail at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to ask if we could board at Duffield as it's much closer to us but I never heard back so we drove to Wirksworth. It would be helpful if the voucher is clear about which stations you can/can't board at.
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Report | 15 days ago
An enjoyable day out
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Report | a month ago
Excellent service from the friendly staff to the museum and most importantly the trains. My children loved them. Can't wait to go back on to the steam trains
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Report | a month ago
Easy leisurely day - train ride was nice - not too busy but I guess school holidays might be - as what child wouldn't want a train ride! Nice staff - go and enjoy it!
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Report | a month ago
We went out of main season (late Feb) We can say that cafe staff (and coffee!) were first class. Commentary re history of the line from the guard on the train was excellent and entertaining.
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Report | a month ago
A great day out. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Had a tour of the yard.
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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Sun
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Thu
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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