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West Lancashire Light Railway

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Address: Station Road | Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6SP, England
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+44 1772 815881
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30

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Our first visit and surely not our last lovely railway run by volunteers who obviously love what that do . Made to feel special from minute we arrived and staff couldn't do more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
paulmaureenandmolly
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liverpool uk
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liverpool uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Our first visit and surely not our last lovely railway run by volunteers who obviously love what that do . Made to feel special from minute we arrived and staff couldn't do more for us. Maybe not the biggest railway but one with a big heart would recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the railway on Sunday with our 15 month old. It's only a small railway but it's very reasonably priced and with your ticket you can ride the train as many times as you like! The gentlemen/volunteers that were running it were very friendly and you could tell that they were passionate about trains. We are planning on going... More 

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Thank Jones_Jollies
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here after noticing signs on the main road advertising the steam railway gala and thought i might as well have a nosey as I only live a few miles away and have passed this place on numerous occasions over the years and never really knew much about it. My kids loved it they are 10 & 2. There... More 

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Thank gazken1981
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Interesting place for a visit. Just a short run on a steam train, but lots of really enthusiastic volunteers who make the experience.

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Thank cawleywood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

West Lancs Railway is right on my doorstep and the place most visited when my nephew was younger and into Thomas Tank Engine. He is now nearly 15! I try and go regularly to support them and take my Yorkie Pippin who is 15 but loves the ride. The trains are in tip top condition and although the journey is... More 

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Thank JCroskell
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Called here on the way to Southport, easy to find. The booking office / gift shop / café, was manned by a gentleman who oozed passion about the railway, told us many interesting facts about the railway, engines and future plans. £3.00 buys a ticket which allows you as many rides throughout the day as you want. The track isn't... More 

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Thank Steve B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Last visited here in about 1985! and it was time to return so picked a steam gala weekend. It was terrific - all the steam engines (5 operating) were in such beautiful order. Shiny and so well looked after. There was much fun with organs, meccano exhibits, railway exhibits model and narrow gauge and lots more. Everyone was happy and... More 

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Thank Howard-Liverpool
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We love the steam trains and come most Sunday's! The railway runs past the bottom of our garden and the kids love to watch it pass by. The special events are fab with plenty to do and see. The teddy bears outing and Christmas train are the kids favourites. Beautiful engines.

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Thank Helen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The voulenteeres really make this quaint little railway worth visiting, to date it is definatly the shortest ride we have been on but the lovely voulenteeres really keep you happy and are helpful cheerful and informative, the railway itself is lovely and worth a visit and if it's a nice day you can sit on the picnic benches and watch... More 

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Thank Nhh322
Merseyside
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I booked the strawberries and steam event here, for a surprise for my Husband and 3 children for Fathers Day after seeing the website, It was smaller than I was expecting but a good day anyway, the volunteers were all very friendly and talked about the trains and station with much enthusiasm. I was looking forward to a slightly longer... More 

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