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Peak Rail

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Address: Peak Railways Heritage Trust | Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA, England
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A good way to spend an hour or two on a steam train

A lovely way to support local organisations. Not only steam and diesel trains but wonderful carriage restoration teams and station management all work well together to give a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely way to support local organisations. Not only steam and diesel trains but wonderful carriage restoration teams and station management all work well together to give a rounded rail service running in to main line Matlock station.

Thank nyoung28
Southampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is only the second time I have visited Peak Rail - the last being probably some 35+ years ago and long before much of the existing development had taken place. The line is relatively short, about 4 miles in length which take about 20 minutes to travel. The pace is slow however this gives you time to soak up... More 

1 Thank Deltic9009
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83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter for a day out on the train from Nottingham to Matlock. Had always fancied going this railway, and was not disappointed. Lovely scenery going through the derwent Valley towards the peak district - a shame that the train doesn't go too far but all in all a pleasant experience. My daughter just wanted to read her book... More 

1 Thank Mini_Travellers
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic ride on a steam train. Helpful and friendly staff. This is not our first visit and it will not be our last!!!

1 Thank paulaUK1967
Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A lovely family trip out on a steam train. The Christmas atmosphere was great from first entering the platform with decorations and music. We enjoyed a lovely warm drink and breakfast rolls in the friendly station cafe whilst waiting to board the train. The train itself was decorated for Christmas and we were welcomed with a drink and mince pie... More 

Thank 937gemmag
Bungay, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited Peak Rail as part of a tour group on Christmas Eve. The station, train and staff were in festive guise and there was a warm and friendly atmosphere. On the short return journey we were entertained by musicians, clowns and magicians and received a mince pie and mulled wine. Of course Santa Claus was in attendance, conducting the... More 

Thank Father-Brian
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great morning on Santa's steam train with the grandchildren and children, we all enjoyed it! Mulled wine and mince pies for adults juice and sweets for the kids and a present for them given by Santa's elves. Lots of entertainment by a wizard, clown, musicians and visited by Santa too. Fantastic experience on a real steam train, starts Christmas off... More 

2 Thank SuzieToast
Ollerton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Booked for a group of 12 of us, arrived at the station had lovely hot chocolate with marshmallows whilst waiting for the train to arrive in the little cafe. Platform was very festive with decorations and music. Excellent value for money upon boarding the train the adults got a mince pie and glass of mulled wine children got a pkt... More 

2 Thank cheryl b
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A great Christmas treat, we saw Santa, a random Percy Pig, lots of clowns and magicians. The train trip was fun, a nice old steam engine which went to one station and back again Maybe it was more fun for the dads, who knows but it's a decent family trip out especially if you have young children. Not great baby... More 

2 Thank Aman K
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

As others have said, lovely staff, lovely train, nice atmosphere, 3 stars as I personally found the meal a little lacking in flavour, credit due if the meal is all cooked aboard the train?

Thank Berylirisjasmine

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