The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs 4 miles between the new award winning station at Bolton Abbey and Embsay station built in 1888.
The railway recreates a section of the former Midland Railway, Skipton to Ilkley Railway. Originally proposed in 1874 as an extension to the existing Midland Railway line at Ilkley, received its Royal Assent in 1883 and construction commenced in 1885, with the first train arriving at Bolton Abbey Station from Ilkley in the May of 1888.
The Midland Railway Company always interested in promoting new attractions changed the name, whether by accident or design changed the name of the station serving the village and famous monastic ruins of Bolton Prior to Bolton Abbey, subsequently the village has become known also as Bolton Abbey.
*Children aged 0-2 years FREE OF CHARGE.
*Child tickets required for ages 3-15 years.
Single tickets also available from ticket office.
Adult tickets: £10
Single tickets also available from ticket office
Family Tickets (2 adult + 2 child tickets): £25
Concessions & Platform Tickets: £9
*Proof of status will be required for concession tickets.
*Platform tickets (£1) are required for access to the stations if you are not travelling.
Please see the website for various opening times throughout the year.
Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey Skipton, BD23 6AF
Directly on A59 Skipton to Harrogate Road at Bolton Abbey