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Downpatrick & County Down Railway

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Address: Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4461-5779
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Description: The Downpatrick and County Down Railway runs through the drumlin...
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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Fun day out

Great day out for all the family. It is as good as you make it and we loved it. Staff so friendly and helpful, lovely with the kids. The steam train was brilliant fun and we loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Great day out for all the family. It is as good as you make it and we loved it. Staff so friendly and helpful, lovely with the kids. The steam train was brilliant fun and we loved looking round the old trains and trying on the costumes. Would recommend as something a bit different.

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Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I had a wonderful day in Downpatrick today. We arrived early to catch the 2nd train and where given a tour of the old train gallery. The tour guides where very informative and able to answer any questions we had with confidence and in detail. My sons both have ASD and LOVE trains so today was very... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were really excited to go to this but found it was a let down. For 2 adults and 1 child it cost £21.50 - there wasn't even a complimentary tea/coffee or mince pie included in the price.The wait for the train was really long and it was freezing.The xmas decorations were completely outdated and broken. The train was cold... More 

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Bristol
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is certainly a visit not to be missed if you are in the area. The rail journey begins from a re-created Downpatrick station past one face of the Downpatrick loop platform to a halt. The train then returns to a different face of the Downpatrick Loop platform to Inch Abbey station. It reverses again and returns direct to its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Brillaint good value for money nothing beats a steam Train wonderful to explore and the volenters were wonderful i would vist again

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I went on this last Saturday afternoon. Got the first train of the afternoon @ 2 pm to Inch Abbey. It is only a couple of miles on the steam train, but it is the novelty of it which was great. Don't get to do this every day. I love trains, only wish they were still in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went as a family mother , father, wife and my 2 year old son, even a very wet day didn't dampen the experience, the staff where both very pleasant and very informative experience, started wih a train ride out to inch abbey , then a nice walk to inch abbey , back to the buffet cart then a return trip... More 

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Newcastle, Co. Down
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12 reviews 12 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited with our toddler, and we were charmed to bits by the lovely staff who were so attentive and genuine. Our wee man thought he was in heaven. It's not the world's longest railway journey but it is truly lovely - passing through the Quoile basin and over the river on a scary bridge. Inch Abbey was so peaceful.... More 

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Down
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went with some friends who were visiting from America. They loved it and so did I, although I hadn't expected to! A nice train ride, a walk around Inch Abbey, an enjoyable way to kill a few hours on a sunny afternoon.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well worth a visit, a lot of different railway stock, very helpful staff. A ride of the train was great fun.

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