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Private Hire of Eskdale Belle for Two 11826850

5 out of 5 (based on 32 reviews)
£180
Location: Ravenglass - Cumbria
For 2 people
Valid for 20 months
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Overview

The most civilised way to travel, steam trains recall the simplicity and calmer pace of life of a bygone age. Enjoy stunningly picturesque Cumbria from your private carriage for two. What could be more romantic? Your journey takes you from quaint Ravenglass - the only coastal village in the Lake District - through the Eskdale Valley onto the foot of the magnificent Scafell Mountains, then back again, on an incredibly scenic roundtrip. With a carriage all to yourselves, you can really relax, enjoying each other’s company and your complimentary bottle of Cava! You’ll each be given a delicious breakfast bap at the departure point, to set you up for the day, plus you’ll dine at Fellbites cafe at lunchtime, and admire the spectacular fell views from there with a complimentary glass of wine in hand. All aboard!

What's included?
  • Private hire of the Eskdale Belle for two people
  • A Breakfast bap and tea or coffee at the Turntable Café upon arrival
  • A Bottle of Cava as you travel up the line
  • Lunch for two at Fellbites
  • A glass of wine each with lunch
  • A Dalegarth Souvenir Guide to take home
What do I need to know?
  • This experience is available on selected dates week-round
  • Please check railway timetable when booking. Your voucher does not include the 'yellow' service (including the main school holiday period)
  • Your experience must be pre-booked
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • Vegetarian breakfast options are available; please request at time of booking
  • Your experience will last approximately 4-5 hours

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Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (based on 32 reviews)
32 out of 32 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
A most enjoyable day
14 September 2020
Although Covid restrictions are very much in place, all of the staff were very welcoming and keen to make our experience memorable as well as being Covid-compliant. we both enjoyed ourselves very much
Pam
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Treated like Royalty
02 October 2019
Not an easy place to get to from much of the UK, but it was certainly worth the long journey. Looked after Royally throughout the day. The abiding memory is of how friendly and welcoming everyone was, nothing too much trouble, food aplenty - more than we could eat - and the hospitality was magnificent. Thank you for making this day very special.
Stephen
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Birthday treat for partner
18 September 2019
Bought this for partner for birthday. Made a 3 day holiday of it and stayed at nearby hotel. Although not as luxurious as I thought we still enjoyed the day. Weather was great. Staff were all pleasant and helpful. As we had eaten breakfast at our hotel the cafe staff suggested we had scones on way back and as it was near to closing time these were duly packed up for us. The lunch meal with wine was adequate and again staff were very pleasant. The scenery was amazing. Beautiful Lakeland views. Steam train journey obviously wasnt smooth and found it amusing when bubbly was dancing in glass. The carriage was a bit smaller (in height) than I had expected...my partner is 6ft 4 and couldn't stand up in carriage. Although we enjoyed the experience it may have been better with a group of friends. Thought it was a bit expensive. Perhaps nuts would be an option to serve with the bubbly rather than biscuits. Overall we had an enjoyable day and the weather allowed us to enjoy the walk at Boot.
Geordies
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Eskdale Belle VIP's
30 August 2019
The staff treated us like Royalty. Table reserved for us for breakfast and lunch. We were given a bottle of prosecco in the Belle carriage which was reserved solely for us for the whole day. A very enjoyable experience we will never forget!
Jolaine
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Wonderful experience
12 June 2019
It was an absolutely fantastic experience. My daughter has bought this for me twice now and it gets better and better each time I go. The souvenirs are a lovely touch and the whole day is a memorable trip out. All of the staff are friendly and professional- I would highly recommend having breakfast at the Turntable Cafe at Ravenglass and dinner at Felibites, Dalegarth- it is stunning. Everything is well thought out and planned so well. The food is beautiful , the journey is fantastic and and the table reservation was a nice bonus. It truly is an 'experience' day and one that I will most definitely remember. We were treated like guests of honour and nothing was too much trouble. I am thrilled to have been able to go twice already and would absolutely love to go again. The journey is smooth and comfortable and is especially lovely to see the steam engine when rounding corners. The scenery was stunning as always and the stops made it even nicer to enjoy. The strawberries and prosecco in the carriage are a lovely addition and I was particularly impressed with the reserved name plate on the carriage and how well looked after we were by every member of staff we came across. I loved the post box at Ravenglass so we could send a postcard we bought in the gift shop, they really do think of everything All in all, it is an expensive luxury but well worth it- especially if it is a gift! I recommend this experience to everyone as it was so special and I made some lovely family memories that will last a lifetime. If anyone is unsure about booking it, do it. It makes a unique present and riding in the carriage attracts so much attention it really does feel like a little glimpse of the high life. This is an experience that everyone should have at least once, it really is well worth it and made even nicer if you are a steam engine fan like I am. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and we will most definitely be back again soon for the day
Csk
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Excellent experience.
06 October 2018
Extremely well organised. Food simple but tasty and all staff encountered were friendly. We went in October and the autumn scenery was lovely. More than happy with experience. Thank you.
Tracy
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Best give
30 September 2018
Absolutely loved everything about it
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Amazing experience
26 August 2018
What a wonderful day we had. My daughter bought the private hire carriage for me as a Christmas present and we went yesterday. We received such excellent service from all of the staff we came into contact with. Nothing was too much trouble for them, everyone was pleasant and courteous and we really felt valued. There was a small glitch which was brought to our attention by the staff before we were aware which showed us just how attentive everyone was with us, we could not have asked for better. The experience was well worth it, the breakfast and lunch were lovely, nothing was skimped on at all. The carriage was beautiful and comfortable and it was a pleasure to ride in as we felt special and other people had such lovely reactions to seeing it on the railway. The journey was smooth and the views were beautiful which made it even more special . I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is considering this, we had a perfect day and the little things like the free guide book and reserved table really made all the difference. I would be delighted if I had the opportunity to go again
Carl
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Amazing gift
14 October 2017
Had a fabulous trip today on the Eskdale Belle Experience with my sister. What a lovely place. The train journey was lovely and relaxing and extra special as we had our own carriage. The people were lovely and welcoming and nothing was too much. Had breakfast and lunch in the cafe there. Food was top notch and such good value for money. Amenities were clean and welcoming. Would highly recommend to everyone.
Allibaba73
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Looked after so well!
19 September 2017
We made a trip out of it and stayed over the night beforehand in Millom. From the moment we arrived at Ravenglass and had picked up our tickets everything was ready for us and we enjoyed some special attention from the staff throughout the day. We would never have taken the time out to explore this part of the Lakes had we not received this gift. There's so much to explore, as we discovered from the visitors' book. I hope the railway is kept going for many more years to come, to welcome more visitors like us!
G
Age: 25-34
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Private Hire of Eskdale Belle for Two
£180