Ribblehead Railway Station, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre


Opening Times:

Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.


Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00AM to 16:00PM.
As in previous years, both will remain open until late Autumn, closing their doors for the Winter on the 31st October 2020.

Located at Ribblehead station, the Coffee Shop and Visitor Centres idyllic setting is like no other. With 360° panoramic views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct just a short walk away, it’s the perfect stop off point for visitors and locals in need of a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.

Whilst we can’t wait to welcome you to The Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre, please travel to us safely and responsibly by foot, bicycle or car.
With ample car parking space and a designated cycle park area, we’ve ensured there’s plenty of room for you and your family group to visit us whilst observing
social distancing and the current restrictions surrounding public transport for leisure travel.

The Visitor Centre is also houses an exhibition on the history of the railway telling the stories of why the line was built and the men who built it.  The exhibit reveals why the line was threatened with closure and how it was saved. You can also take a virtual tour of the line with a state of the art computer model featuring aerial photography and lots of extra information and images.  The Visitor Centre will be open to public viewing in line with the necessary social distancing protocols.

Coffee Shop Menu & Service Options…

For the safety of both our customers and staff, we’ve adjusted how we will operate to meet the social distancing measures outlined in government advice for the hospitality sector.  Primarily, the Coffee Shop will operate a take-away only service with a reduced menu of items available.  As we gain confidence in our operation, we hope to increase our menu offering and open on weekdays- these details will be announced as and when information becomes available via our website, Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Some indoor and outside seating, set out in line with social distancing, will be available for customers.  A socially distanced queuing and ordering system will also be enforced.  Contactless card is our preferred payment method, but correct change/cash payments will be honoured.  When visiting, please respect our staff and other customers by adhering to these rulings at all times.

Things To Do In The Ribblehead Region…

Whether you’re a budding photographer in search of your next stunning photo opportunity, an avid walker up for a challenging hike up Whernside or Ingleborough, or perhaps you’ve travelled by car for a breath of fresh Yorkshire air and a view of the viaduct; the Ribblehead area makes for a fantastic day out.  For some inspiration and to help plan your day out, check out the following links below:

Settle-Carlisle Railway Grand Days Out – A free, downloadable visitor guide for Ribblehead

For a range of self-guided walks in Settle-Carlisle country, click here.


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Additional Information:

Nearest Station:

0 miles from Ribblehead