Wensleydale Railway (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/8136803114/in/photolist-dp2f5S-dp1RSu-9182Yk-fqb1UZ-dp1YaE-91ba2h-fDVZiZ-dp2d2b-dp1TUJ-dp1Xg2-dp1VXV-dp1YPe-fEmcvG-9AbcWC-91b9hd-9183mH-6NUhEL-eYi13j-je9Cqd-je79SE-duGznH-duNd2h-duGBbi-duNcCh-duNdTE-duGBkT-duGCTV-duNfew-duNaty-duGyfc-duNcq9-duGAaB-duNc8Q-duNeJm-duGxVM-duNaaf-5riWAQ-gevvkS-gevLYh-gevPgo-gevNsj-gewbm6-dp27Hn-eihVCq-duNaC7-dp2i9L-91b9wQ-dp21zo-dp1UiK-dp1EWa)

Wensleydale Railway

One of Yorkshire’s favourite old railways – The Wensleydale Railway - has been recently renovated and runs between Leeming Bar, Leyburn and Redmire. A landslide last December at Akebar between Bedale and Leyburn literally cut the 16 mile route in half threatening the survival of this beloved Dales Railway. Thanks to the efforts of a committed small team and a major feat of engineering skill, trains will be fully operational between Leeming Bar and Redmire, the railway route stretch which many regard as the most scenic along the 22 mile long route.

Leyburn Station on The Wensleydale Railway (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/8136757672/in/photolist-dp2f5S-dp1RSu-9182Yk-fqb1UZ-dp1YaE-91ba2h-fDVZiZ-dp2d2b-dp1TUJ-dp1Xg2-dp1VXV-dp1YPe-fEmcvG-9AbcWC-91b9hd-9183mH-6NUhEL-eYi13j-je9Cqd-je79SE-duGznH-duNd2h-duGBbi-duNcCh-duNdTE-duGBkT-duGCTV-duNfew-duNaty-duGyfc-duNcq9-duGAaB-duNc8Q-duNeJm-duGxVM-duNaaf-5riWAQ-gevvkS-gevLYh-gevPgo-gevNsj-gewbm6-dp27Hn-eihVCq-duNaC7-dp2i9L-91b9wQ-dp21zo-dp1UiK-dp1EWa)

Leyburn Station on The Wensleydale Railway

Railway Days Out

Leeming Bar station is just half a mile off the A1 motorway, Junction 51 and there’s no better way to explore the beautiful Wensleydale area of the Dales than via the scenic Wensleydale Railway. Day Rover and Day Return tickets are great value and you can hop off and on as you wish. Children under 5 years travel free along the line and cycle storage space is also free. No need to leave your furry friend behind. Dogs are charged a mere £1 per railway journey and assistance dogs travel free.

Where to stay

Choose from a huge selection of Yorkshire Dales cottages, cosy bed and breakfast accommodation, character Dales inns with rooms and rural family friendly caravan and holidays parks all located within easy reach of Wensleydale and the Railway. Bustling Dales market towns including Leyburn, Northallerton and Bedale all offer a superb choice of places to stay from farmhouse guest houses to 17th century inns with rooms serving fine Yorkshire food and ales. Experience The Wensleydale Railway for yourself and book accommodation nearby with iknow.

Accommodation in Bedale

  • Finghall   (5.3 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Delightful traditional inn on the edge of the Dales near Leyburn serving the finest locally sourced food. Spectacular Wensleydale views, pets welcome and large family suite.
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  • Bedale   (3.2 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Welcoming country inn ideal for relaxing breaks to Bedale. 4 spacious ensuite rooms for couples or families. Dinner, bed & breakfast rates available. Parking & WiFi.
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  • Bedale   (5.4 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Traditional country pub offering bed and breakfast accommodation in Bedale. 4 guest rooms, award winning restaurant and bar with beer garden. Wi-Fi internet and off-road parking.
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Accommodation in Leyburn

  • Finghall   (4.3 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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  • Middleham   (1.8 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    £300
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    Middleham self-catering holiday cottage near the Yorkshire Dales, with enclosed garden and off-road parking space. Short breaks available. Open log fire and central heating.
     
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  • Leyburn   (0.0 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Welcoming guest house on Market Place in Leyburn, a perfect gateway into the Yorkshire Dales with themed en-suite rooms, free WiFi, private car park, great breakfasts & tea room.
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Accommodation in Northallerton

  • Knayton   (6.0 miles from the centre of Northallerton)
    Sleeps 5
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    £310
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    Stunning barn conversion on the western edge of the North York Moors between Thirsk & Northallerton. Ideal for walking holidays. WiFi throughout. Short breaks. Families welcome.
     
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  • Bedale   (7.9 miles from the centre of Northallerton)
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    £75
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  • Bedale   (6.3 miles from the centre of Northallerton)
    Sleeps 10
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    £840
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    Traditional 4 bedroom farmhouse near Bedale, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and Moors with WiFi, a spacious conservatory, garden and country views. Parking for 3 cars.
     
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