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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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Brilliant, relaxing day out

If only they could extend the line! But in saying that, this really was a lovely day out. Very friendly and helpful staff and a nice gentle relaxing trip on the train to Inch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If only they could extend the line! But in saying that, this really was a lovely day out. Very friendly and helpful staff and a nice gentle relaxing trip on the train to Inch Abbey, where, after a short walk, you could picnic or just wander around. Tea/coffee and biscuits on offer in the buffet at Inch station then the... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited the old railway for the Christmas feature, it was magical for the kids. They got to get the old style tickets then onto the old steam train. Met Santa in the old cart and a wee cafe for hot drinks on a freezing day and it even snowed a bit for boys. Short afternoon but really puts you into... More 

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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The perfect Sunday afternoon spent picnicking at Inch Abbey thanks to the splendid Downpatrick & County Down Railway; a steam train which took my wife, son (4yr old) and myself on a lovely journey. Very kind, chatty and informative volunteers at every twist and turn. On our return we visited the model railway and could have a go. Also s... More 

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nantwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They are working very hard on bringing new things to this place. Train journey is 10min. but great views and trip. You also can stay on the train for as many rides as you like so you don't miss a thing. They have a buffet car but when we went it was not open so we can't comment on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Just landed out of the blue on this spot. Great to ride the old steam train to Inch Abbey where some of "Game of Thrones" was filmed. I wish we arrived earlier to see more of the older trains but everything seemed to be locked up. I appreciate everyone works voluntary and they rely on funds but it is expensive.... More 

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Bangor Co Down
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lots and lots to see about Irish Railways. Take the train to Inch Abbey and have a reason for travelling, just a few minutes down the line through the countryside of County Down. Often in steam and the carriages are a fascination. Sounds and smells of railway, great.

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4461-5779
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick

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