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Downpatrick & County Down Railway

Address: Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4461-5779
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Downpatrick and County Down Railway runs through the drumlin countryside of County Down - St...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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English first
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

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included in the price.The wait for the train was really long and it was freezing.The xmas decorations were completely outdated and broken.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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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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32 reviews 32 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Limavady, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited with my family on 6th July last year. Wonderful preserved railway line with a good range if rolling stock on view both outside and in a specially constructed coaching shed. Staff all very genuine and helpful eager to share their knowledge. Small scale oo gauge railway for kids too. Worth checking website for special events we took the kids... More 

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Kanturk, Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The only full sized preserved railway on the island of Ireland. Runs chiefly from Downpatrick to Inch Abbey ,very near to the ruined 1000 year old Cistercian abbey ,which is in itself worth visiting with its lakeside setting and fine distant view of the Cathedral in Downpatrick. There is a small play area and teashop (in a an old railway... More 

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