Embsay & Bolton Steam Railway
The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (E&BASR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley which was closed down by British Railways in 1965, over 15 years before the reopening of part of the line. The E&BASR currently runs for a total distance of 4 miles (6 km) from Embsay via Draughton Sidings, Holywell and Stoneacre Loop to Bolton Abbey station and carries around 100,000 passengers a year.
Other things to do nearby
Take the steam train from Embsay or park at the Abbey for a stroll and picnic by the river.
If you're visiting the area to climb, don't miss the famous Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley.
The former home of a textile magnate, some rooms furnished in Victorian splendour, with displays of birds, animals and fossils. Visit the Museum website
Rebuilt during the Civil War, the house has a dramatic history and numerous ghosts. Beautiful embroideries and colourful gardens. Visit the National Trust website
Admire the carriages that are often used by film companies who to recreate a bygone era. The Vintage Carriages trust runs the Museum of Rail Travel in Ingrow. Visit the website
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.
Superb scenery and cycling routes… but not for the faint hearted!
There is a range of local walks suitable for all ages and abilities. The Railway Children Walk visits locations in the iconic film and is ideal for families.
Enjoy a walk through the country park and spot the local birds, or explore the historical village of Broxbourne and Waltham Abbey just a few miles away. Cycling H
Take a memorable steam train journey back in time. Travel from delightfully restored stations through evocative scenery. Visit the website
An intimate museum furnished as in the Brontë’s day with displays of their personal treasures books and manuscripts. Visit the website
The trout farm and shop down at Kilnsey Park Estate makes for a really good day out for any aspiring fisherman. See the Kilnsey Fishing website
For climbers we have one of Yorkshire's Big Three limestone crags, Kilnsey Crag (the other two being Gordale and Malham). This is mostly higher grade sport climbing but there are some very good
Built as a village for textile workers, the old mill has been transformed into an art gallery housing David Hockney artwork.
A walkers’ paradise. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned walker, you will find the Malhamdale scenery truly stunning.
The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way passes through Malham, and offers a classic 3 or 4 day cycle ride. Get out on your bike and enjoy the stunning landscape.