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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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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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Lovely and interesting day

We filmed on a feature film for the day here. Lovely, pleasant and helpful staff. Would come back if I am back in Belfast, a good day for the family I'm sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
smellyele
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We filmed on a feature film for the day here. Lovely, pleasant and helpful staff. Would come back if I am back in Belfast, a good day for the family I'm sure.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boys have always wanted to go here around Christmas. We drove all the way from Carrickfergus to go. When we arrived we had to join a long line of others waiting to get in. After 40 minutes of waiting we finally purchased our tickets. The next train was 40 minutes so we had plenty of time to wait so... More 

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Thank Rachelle1985
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Took my grandchildren to visit Santa on the train and it was a lovely experience for the whole family.

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Thank Peter D
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

My experience is that a lot of folks don't know what's on their doorstep. Thus is a great local asset and run by volunteers. Go visit!

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Thank Andrew S
Downpatrick
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Non stop activity, dragged from pillar to post by kids eager to see and do everything. Inch abbey the main destination saw them head off exploring, room for all to let off steam. Such a beautiful place. The welcome cup of tea In a railway carriage and the return journey back to the station revived us both. We were given... More 

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Thank jamesdH4087FD
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This Railway Museum is well worth a visit if you want a wee step back in time.Amazing to see the work which goes on here by these dedicated volunteers.Great to see these wonderful old machines being brought back to their former glory,and not only are you just able to see them parked up in their sheds,but you can hear and... More 

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Thank johnrleathem1
Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Popular railway with an added bonus as the best way to visit the Abbey ruins. Suitable for all age groups. The volunteers make the experience special with good interaction with the public. Railway fans will also get a lot from a visit.

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Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Visited here today as i had never been to the recently opened Carriage Gallery and Museum. I have been several times before mainly with Grandkids for the Santa Trains at Christmas. The Gallery was excellent and the standard of the restoration work is a credit to the Railway. Any staff i spoke to on the day were very friendly and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Having spent an afternoon there I was so impressed with the dedication of all the volunteers that beautifully restored the old carriages. For older people it is an awakening of memories, for the children its being allowed to touch ,get inside the trains as opposed to just looking . The steam train was a short pleasant journey , upon arrival... More 

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Belfast
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a productt of the hard work and dedication of its staff. Their enthusiasm shines through. Great spot!

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