Downpatrick & County Down Railway, Downpatrick

4.7
#4 of 11 in Museums in County Down
The Downpatrick and County Down Railway runs through the drumlin countryside of County Down - St. Patrick's Country - over the River Quoile and under the graceful Down Cathedral. With a mix of steam and diesel trains, and vintage carriages, there's plenty for train fans of all ages - from wee kids to "big kids". Run by volunteers, society membership entitles you to free travel.
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4.8
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  • August 15, 2017
    Absolutely fantastic family day out, we all loved it. Lots to see and do. Kids enjoyed dressing up and getting photos took. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. 10/10  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    I went here with my father and my 3 year old son, who is a train fanatic. Upon arrival, there's a great little window to buy tickets from. It was £11.50 for the three of us and we got authentic old ti...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    We visited the museum and took a ride in the steam engine, what a fabulous experience and the volunteers are so knowledgeable and willing to share their enthusiasm with you. A fabulous afternoon out w...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing, I'm in no way a train enthusiast but I was very impressed with not only the friendly, enthusiastic staff (who clearly love volunteering here) but also the museum of old railway cars and a vast amount of information & pictures about railways in Northern Ireland. The short train journey was great - the steam train made it. Young & old will love to visit.
  • A great railway I hope you get a chance to extend the track. It has lots of marketing potential
  • Great place. Queue was a bit slow though
  • Great seasonal trips on train for families but also an awesome interactive small museum attached. Delightful
  • This is a magical place with an awesome experience. I can't wait until I can get back there again!

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