West Cork Model Railway Village, Clonakilty

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Discover the region's railway line as it existed in the 1940s at West Cork Model Railway Village. This handmade miniature world features working trains and replicas of local railway towns. Look closely to discover delightful details such as busy market scenes. The indoor interpretive room offers the opportunity to learn more about the towns and the many people who worked on the railway. Little ones will not only have fun watching the trains but can let off their own steam in the soft playroom. Don't leave without visiting the on-site tea room, set in an repurposed train carriage. The attraction also offers narrated train tours around Clonakilty. A visit to West Cork Model Railway Village represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Clonakilty vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Nice train bus ride through town and worth the visit, Has a children's play area and much detail has gone into this attraction,  more »
  • Was interesting and great fun for the children (both big and small kids). Great to feel like a Giant running through west Cork  more »
  • Really great facility showcasing west cork in miniature form. Kids area a nice touch when weather is poor.  more »
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  • Beautiful setting. Bring a picnic as there's tables outside overlooking the sea. Models are impressive. Indoor play area and outdoor playground. Didn't try the cafe. Road train will take you around the town. Nice way to spend a couple of hours and kids enjoyed it.
  • The village is well maintained, clean and pretty. It is, however, small. More 'towns' are needed to incorporate all of the West Cork rail line. Very biased toward Clonakilty. It took less than an hour to see everything here. The entry pricing is fair and reflects this. Nice idea of a train carriage as a gift shop. Again, it's a bit small and has too many irrelevant toys. More souvenirs of Clonakilty and the model village would be appealing to adult visitors.
  • Absolutely great attraction for Clonakilty and well worth a visit!! Will be back and kids loved it!
  • A fantastic visual experience well worth the visit and reasonably priced nice cafe too
  • History of All West Corks Railway System and Models of the Towns of Bandon, Clonakilty, Skibbereen and Kinsale