Things to Do Near Hipping Hall Carnforth Train Station

Famously used in David Lean’s 1945 classic film ‘Brief Encounter’, Carnforth Railway Station has been lovingly preserved and maintained over the years and is now home to a heritage centre and 1940’s themed refreshment room. Visitors to the centre can learn a huge amount the history of steam trains and the station itself, stretching back to its construction in 1846. A visit to the platform is a must to view the iconic Carnforth Station clock, which featured in Lean’s film.

Today the iconic station sits on a branch line serving the Furness Peninsula, a great spot to find out more about the ‘Golden Age of Steam’, the history of the station and surrounding area. The heritage centre carries detailed information for visitors and the ‘Refreshment Room’ is a faithful recreation of the 1945 film set café made famous by Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson on the silver screen.

The station is a great day out for all the family, and a must-visit for those staying over at Hipping Hall.

A Great Day Out near Kirkby Lonsdale

Key Information

  • 27-minute drive from Hipping Hall
  • Great day out for families
  • Will appeal to film-fans and train enthusiasts
  • Open daily from 10am-4pm
  • There is a refreshment room that serves food and drinks from 9am-4pm

Prices and Booking

Carnforth Train Station


Free to visit however, donations are welcome.



Carnforth Station,
Warton Road
Carnforth, Lancashire,


Tel: 01524 735165