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Railway Mysteries

We're on track for a unique murder mystery experience...

Ever since Agatha Christie wrote Murder on The Orient Express, murder mystery has come synonymous with the luxury and refinery of vintage railways and here at After Dark we are proud to carry on that tradition with six of the best heritage railways in the United Kingdom.

Each stop and station offers a unique experience enhanced by the expert service and venues operational and catering teams, adding a whole new dimension to our Interactive Investigation Events. Scroll down to find out where you can enjoy sumptuous scenery, delicious dining and a murderous mystery to boot.



Clue-Doh! Cast

Dining with Distinction

Step on board East Lancashire Railways traditional Pullman style carriages and enjoy first-class service as you dine and play detective behind one of their historic steam engines, journeying through the charming Lancashire countryside, soaking up the cryptic clues and picturesque panoramas as you go.

East Lancashire railway
Sherlock Cast at Avon Valley Railway

Avon valley railway

Avon Valley Railway invites guests to embark on a journey of fine dining, mystery, and intrigue as you work up an appetite on their beautifully restored locomotives and carriages. Can you solve the solution to the crime before you disembark at Bitton Station?

Embsay & Bolton Abbey

It’s full steam ahead as Embasy & Bolton Abbey railway are all set to host their first murder mystery with us. Settle back and sleuth away in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and enjoy a unique view of some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside.

Kirklees light railway

If you're looking for the best family day out in Yorkshire then look no further than Kirklees Light Railway, this line runs from Clayton West to Shelley - a distance of just under 3.5 miles and now plays host to some criminally good crimes!

Embsay Station with Train Featured
Kirklees Light Railway

east Lancashire Railway reviews

These reviews and more can be found on TripAdvisor....

"My partner and I went on Saturday 29th June to the Clue-Doh Murder Mystery night which is very good value for a nearly 3 hour steam train ride, entertainment AND a 3-course meal...fantastic! The evening was absolutely faultless from start to finish. The performers from the After Dark Murder Mystery team were brilliant, so engaging and fabulous in their roles. Great fun!" 

"Honestly can not recommend this trip enough, was something like I have never experienced. The murder mystery was wonderfully entertaining and the actors/characters did a fantastic job. The service onboard the train was impeccable and the food was so fresh and delicious."

"It was fantastic, the food was excellent and the entertainment was out of this world! Staff were friendly and the actors were incredible. My boyfriend booked this for my 21st and we were not disappointed, it was well thought out and the actors stayed in character the whole night. Would definitely recommend to everyone, enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for a fantastic event and extremely tasty food. Definitely worth the money."

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