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Heritage Railways & Transport Attractions in Yorkshire

Yorkshire's heritage railways are famous around the world for their screen presences in Heartbeat, Harry Potter and The Railway Children, why not come along and experience he ride for yourself.
Then head to one of the fantastic museums and attractions and discover more about the heritgeof our many modes of transportation, including trains, planes and boats!

North Yorkshire

National Railway Museum

One of six National Museums in Yorkshire, the Railway Museum offers an excellent day out for all ages, with over 300 years of history marked through trains, artefacts, interactive displays and an active events program.

North Bay Railway, Scarborough

Offers wonderful scenic journeys between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills on the historic train line, operating since 1931. For the more adventurous try the Sky Trail, Water Zorbing or the historic Water Chute. Need a break from all the excitement - relax in a pedal boat on the boating lake or take a break in the GLass House Cafe.

York Boat River Cruises

Experience the historic city of York from the River. Enjoy a guided cruise with Captain's commentary pointing out some of York's great landmarks and learn more about York.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a preserved heritage railway traveling from Pickering across the North Yorkshire Moors to Whitby on the Coast. Every effort has been made to preserve the authenticity of the line and the rural stations on route. Steam and heritage diesel trains provide the regular services on the track.

Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. Situated in a 20 acre parkland on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public.

South Yorkshire

Elsecar Heritage Railway

The Elsecar Heritage Railway is a volunteer run, maintained and operated service which operates on Sundays between Easter and November. The service operates heriatge and preserved steam trains and diesel locomotives.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is home to many of the exhibits from the airst ever airshow held in Britain at the Doncaster Racecourse in 1909. This display is complemented by a range of modern fast jets, light aircraft, rockets and helicopters.

West Yorkshire

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Explore the Worth Valley on the restored heriatge railway, the 5 mile track famous from the film The Railway Children, runs from Keighley main train station to Damems, Ingrow, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope. Buy a day rover and explore.

Kirklees Light Railway

Kirklees Light Railway travels over three miles on a 15" narrow gauge track through the South Pennine foothills. The engines; Hawk, Owl, Jay, Fox and Badger, travel from Clayon West near Huddersfield, to the terminus at Shelley.

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Home to the longest canal tunnel in the UK, the 3.25 mile has been restored and is now described as "one of the seven wonders of the waterways". Take a boat trip in the tunnel or enjoy learning the history of this marvel of Victrian engineering at the free to enter Visitor Centre.