Cliburn Station

Cliburn Station

Cliburn Station offers a range of holiday cottages close to many scenic walking routes.

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Full Description

Nestling at the bottom of Whinfell Forest, Cliburn Station offers guests a choice of accommodation. We have two carefully renovated railway buildings, The Signal Box and the more compact Weigh Office, as well as a Static caravan, all with their own enclosed private areas.
Situated in the beautiful (but often forgotten) Eden Valley, close to the market towns of Penrith & Appleby and just a short drive from the Lake District National Park, this is the perfect location to enjoy your surroundings, whether you decide to relax or explore.

Telephone Number

01931 714653

Facebook ID

Cliburn Signal Box Holiday Cottage

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Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge

Secure Cycle Storage


Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove

Eco Friendly

Under floor heating and hot water are provided by an environmentally friendly geothermal ground source heat pump.

Historical Connection

In 1858 Royal Assent was given for a ‘branch’ line to be built between Kirby Stephen and Penrith, via Appleby. The purpose of this line was to connect to the Lancaster to Carlisle line at Clifton (near Penrith).

It took four years to build, taking freight traffic on 8th April 1862 and passengers on 9th June 1862.

It soon became the ‘main’ line (with the Tebay section; which closed in 1952; becoming the branch line) running five trains a day between Kirby Stephen and Penrith, carrying passengers, goods, milk (from the Appleby dairy), troops (from MoD land at Warcop) and excursion trains.

Cliburn Station was one of six small stations (with signal boxes) between Kirby Stephen and Penrith. It opened on 9th June 1862 and closed on 17th September 1956, shortly before the whole line closed on 22nd January 1962.

Unusual Building

A converted Signal Box.