Rawtenstall Station

Rawtenstall Station
Rawtenstall Station

The northern end of the line for the ELR, Rawtenstall Station is a great place to start your day if you’re travelling from North Yorkshire or North Lancashire.

Must See Destination

Rawtenstall is one of the best preserved mill towns in the country and the perfect home to the second largest heritage station on the East Lancashire Railway. Take a short, 5 minute stroll into the town centre, and you’ll find yourself on cobbled streets, surrounded by industrial heritage, historic architecture and dramatic landscapes.

If you’re feeling active, hike up the hills for amazing views of Lancashire, or head over to Ski Rossendale – one of the best snow sports venues in the North West – to zip down them instead!

Rawtenstall Museum


Explore the history of the area at the Whitaker Museum, and then head back to the town centre for some specialist shopping and delicious food and drink.

Walks in Rawtenstall

Get some fresh air and explore under your own steam. Download the trail below for a refreshing walk around the area.

Walk Rossendale

Rawtenstall Food Drink

Food & Drink

You don’t need to wander far from Rawtenstall Train Station to find something tasty to eat and refreshing to drink. Buffer Stops Bar serves up real ales and refreshing ciders, while the carriage café is the place to stop by for delicious cakes and sweet treats. Rawtenstall town has dozens of delicious places to eat and drink too. Don’t miss an original recipe Dandelion and Burdock at Fitzpatricks.

Getting Here




Rawtenstall Station is south of Rawtenstall town centre. Follow St. Mary’s Way if you’re arriving from the North, or the A682 if you’re coming from the South.


There is a car park at the station, and additional parking options in and around Rawtenstall.

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This station has flat street level access to the platform, but the surface is slightly uneven as you head towards the train. There are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. The waiting room is accessible via a ramp and the bar area has flat level access. Disabled parking bays are available.