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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

   
Address : Benny Halt
Address : St Newlyn East
Town/City : Newquay
County : Cornwall
Country : England
Post code : TR8 5LX
Phone : 01872 510317
Web Site :  www.lappavalley.co.uk

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

 


Start your journey into the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley on one of our famous steam trains.
Once inside the park you will find a further two railways to enjoy along with a whole host of exciting family friendly activities.

 

Lappa Valley is situated just outside of Newquay. You will discover a fantastic day of adventure and discovery, all in one ticket!

cornw lappa2Lappa Valley Steam Railway is celebrating 40 years of business. To commemorate this special occasion, new owners Keith and Sara Southwell assisted by competition winners Nate Jenkin, 8, and Dante Lean, 4, unveiled the new locomotive and its highly secret name, as chosen by Lappa Valley's visitors at a special naming ceremony on Saturday, 4 July.

New owner, Keith Southwell said "We are so excited to unveil our new train and we are delighted with the new name, Ruby. The name was suggested a number of times through our Facebook page and added to our shortlist. The final decision was made by our visitors through online voting. This is a great choice as not only is the train red we are celebrating 40 years of business too!"

 

Stay with us

Visit Sykes Cottages ref 22670 for availability. Contact us directly for more information and if you book direct you will receive a 10% discount on the advertised rate!

Situated above the ticket office at Benny Halt alongside the Lappa Valley Steam Railway. Tucked away in the beautiful conservation area of the Lappa Valley, this St Newlyn East self-catering apartment is ideal for those who are looking for a break in Cornwall or just love trains!

This first floor apartment is right beside a 15" miniature gauge railway track, so families will love to listen to the small trains which start to steam up at 8am throughout the season.

This self catering apartment has an open plan living area that looks out over the narrow track running through the quiet countryside and there are two comfortable bedrooms; a double and a twin which has a selection of toys under the bed!

Guests to this Cornwall apartment can benefit from full use of all of the facilities on-site (during normal opening hours) and can enjoy hopping on and off three different trains, enjoy a canoe ride on the lake, playing miniature golf or taking a gentle stroll along the nature trails and watching for the abundant wildlife.

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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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