Yorkshire has two rather good railways – the Wensleydale railway runs very close by Dalesend Cottages – on a calm day you can hear the steam train whistles. They offer some special train services making the journey good fun, but any trip on this rail line offers you the chance to marvel at the landscapes from the comfort of your seat without the driving hassle.
Our recent guests also recommend the Settle to Carlisle railway, a day trip extraordinaire if you drive to Settle, book on a lunch train for a return trip. I’ve heard this is rather good. This rail line has breathtaking viaducts. Hold on to your seats. The Ribblehead Viaduct is at the heart of the line.