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Ribble Steam Railway

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A Hidden Gem

Lived in the area all my life and never visited, decided to take my elderly father and what a great... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
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Great place to visit

Plenty of free parking. Perfect place to go when raining. All indoor attractions except the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Heidi M
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible2%
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Hidden away in the heart of Preston's old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam's team of committed volunteers. Whether...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
+44 1772 728800
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All reviews buffet car free face painting mile round trip train enthusiast short train ride unlimited train rides teddy bears picnic little boy run by volunteers small cafe staff were lovely bank holiday weekend couple of hours on display great visit excellent value great afternoon
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Lived in the area all my life and never visited, decided to take my elderly father and what a great afternoon, much better than expected, recommended especially for kids or big kids who like steam trains. Extremely good value too. A big thanks to all...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Distinct lack of welcome little information. The cafe not very interesting or welcoming Could do with a lot more customer focus

2  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of free parking. Perfect place to go when raining. All indoor attractions except the platform. My 2 year old daughter loved looking at the trains as they all had faces on over the bank holiday weekend for the Mr Ribble friendly engines event. A...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed August 23, 2018

very friendly staff, small engines as well as full size.a good place to take the family.pay once and ride all day.refreshments not to pricey

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Terrific venue. Bags of free car parking. Helpful staff. Museum is big and the locomotives and rolling stock all easy to see. The steam ride is great fun. Not far, but far enough to smell the smoke and steam and to ride in a ‘real’...More

Thank tsarovich
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

They have a small but interesting museum with some interactive stands. The workshop is also worth a visit. Train ride takes about 25 minutes and shows the docks in a new light. I went to a fascinating talk/slide show on the Sentinels and hope they...More

Thank bikerdave2016
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Hop on the steam train for a fun ride back in time - choo-choo! You can also watch how the driver operates the train (detaching/attaching the engine to carriages, changing tracks, pumping water, etc.) and learn about steam trains and how they work. The ticket...More

Thank polyksena
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Third time we've been and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Different exhibits and things going on in the workshop,super 150 year old loco in action pulling lovely restored carriages with buffet bar around the marina. Ideal for both railway enthusiasts and families. A well run attraction...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018

Visited the Steam Railway with our train mad boys. All the staff were so welcoming and prepared to take the extra time to speak to our boys (who are both severely autistic) and let them experience everything is their own special way. As we were...More

Thank Carol I
Reviewed June 16, 2018

My daughter and I visited one Sunday we had a snack in the cafe and a look around the museum then a ride down the line in a nice coach behind a lovely little shunting engine

Thank Chris P
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
There is no charge for visitors under three years of age, thankyou for asking. All the details are of course on our website including open times, directions and much more.
January 28, 2016|
Response from neilwatson54 | Reviewed this property |
Just Saturday & Sunday as during the week the line is used for the Lindsay to Preston Oil trains
Derek T
September 22, 2015|
Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
The train ride takes approximately 35 to 40 minutes. If we have one locomotive in steam, it runs around the train in the sidings to pull the train on the return. This is an hourly service starting at 11am. If we are running... More