Downpatrick & County Down Railway, Downpatrick

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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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  • We had a lovely afternoon on the steam train and inch abbey was also very impressive. Staff were very friendly and our dog enjoyed the trip too! Thank you!  more »
  • Upon visiting Northern Ireland for a few days I decided to visit the railway for a few hours with my fiancĂ©e and family. We were not disappointed. It was great to see that the train was packed with yo...  more »
  • I had been meaning to visit for a while and we went today. It was a lovely day out. For anyone who loves old trains this is a great place. From the museum of old carriages and trains to the ride on th...  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!