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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

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Bolton Abbey Station,
Bolton Abbey,
North Yorkshire,
BD23 6AF


Situated just outside Skipton in Yorkshire, the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs 4 miles between the award winning station at Bolton Abbey and Embsay station built in 1888.

Most trains are hauled by magnificently restored steam tank engines, the oldest one dating back to 1908. Steam trains run every Sunday throughout the year and up to 7 days a week in summer.

Special events include Easter Egg Specials, Evening Eats on selected dates throughout the summer and Santa Specials on the run up to Christmas. There is a tea room at Bolton Abbey Station and picnic areas at both stations. There is ample free coach and car parking at both Bolton Abbey and Embsay stations. Groups are welcome with reserved seating and catering can be arranged to suit the organiser's requirements. The ruins of Bolton Abbey, a famous beauty spot, are a pleasant 1.5 mile walk away.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Opening details

Open all year


Adult Day Rover £12 Child £6 Family £30
Platform ticket £1


See location of Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 061533  Lat: 53.97661 Long: -1.90719

By Road:
Bolton Abbey Station is signposted on A59 Skipton to Harrogate road at Bolton Abbey.
Disabled parking at both stations.

By Public Transport:

Buses 215 (Monday to Saturday) and 884 (Sundays and Bank Holidays) run from Skipton to Embsay Station; bus X59 (Monday to Saturday) runs from Skipton and Harrogate to Bolton Abbey Station and buses 74/874 (Daily) run from Ilkley to Bolton Bridge (near Bolton Abbey station). For further local public transport information see:

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Skipton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted