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Peak Rail

Matlock, Derbyshire, England

  • A train passing through the countryside at Peak Rail in Matlock
  • Train stopping at the station at Peak Rail in Matlock
  • Train ready to leave the station at Peak Rail in Matlock

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Peak Rail welcomes your family to journey back (baaack) to a bygone age and experience the historic thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway! Operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2, it's a decent distance of 4 miles and it's perfect for a short ride with the smalls. It's open throughout the year plus from May to September the picnic area will be open. For people with disabilities they have a special adapted carriage which is fully accessible for wheelchair uses.

At the Darley Dale Station the waiting facilities feature railway books and books for pre-school children, plus a selection of DVDs. Right beside this is their small museum with an exhibition artistically charting the history of the former Midland line that ran between Matlock and Rowsley. There is a selection of nostalgic old photographs, vintage artefacts, original posters, interesting items of memorabilia and various historic documents on display. More than enough to satisfy a casual interest but also a big bonus for true train enthusiasts who'll appreciate what they're seeing!

At Rowsley South Station there's a buffet in the station serving hot and cold snacks, but also the peak rail picnic area - so it's up to you! Plus certain days between April to September you can get ice creams etc from The Break Van. With limited opening it's not worth depending on unless you plan carefully, but a nice treat should it happen to coincide!

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Matlock Station, Station Yard, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA, England

Contact

Click here to visit Peak Rail's website
01629 580381

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

This railway has variable opening hours, so please check their website for the most accurate times

Pricing

Adults: £8.50 Seniors: £7.00 Kids (3-5): £2.50 Kids (6-15): £4.50 Toddlers (0 - 2): Free Family: (2 Adults and up to three Kids): £26.50

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