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

  • Bedale   (5.4 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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  • Bedale   (2.5 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Charming cottage near Bedale, a short walk from the village inn at Exelby with a shared garden, WiFi and parking. Pets permitted. Stunning rural location between the Dales & Moors.
     
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  • Bedale   (2.5 miles from the centre of Bedale)
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    Single storey cottage near Bedale, 10 minutes' walk from a village inn. Idyllic rural location with a communal garden, WiFi, parking and dogs welcome. 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom
     
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Accommodation in Leyburn

  • Bedale   (5.0 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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  • Leyburn   (4.1 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    5 Star Gold Bed & Breakfast in Redmire, midway between Leyburn & Aysgarth Falls. Three luxury guest rooms, superfast WiFi and award-winning breakfasts. A perfect romantic retreat.
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  • Middleham   (1.8 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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Accommodation in Northallerton

  • Bedale   (6.3 miles from the centre of Northallerton)
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    Charming cottage near Bedale, a short walk from the village inn at Exelby with a shared garden, WiFi and parking. Pets permitted. Stunning rural location between the Dales & Moors.
     
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  • Bedale   (6.3 miles from the centre of Northallerton)
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    Single storey cottage near Bedale, 10 minutes' walk from a village inn. Idyllic rural location with a communal garden, WiFi, parking and dogs welcome. 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom
     
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  • Northallerton   (5.4 miles from the centre of Northallerton)
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    Traditional Northallerton village pub with rooms. Bar and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access. Comfortable, homely and welcoming, with facilities for families and on-site parking.
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