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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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Great day out

St Patrick's day this year took my grand kids away to the train station they have never been on a train It was brill to see all the engines and to hear the loud whistle scared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tarapetdog4389
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St Patrick's day this year took my grand kids away to the train station they have never been on a train It was brill to see all the engines and to hear the loud whistle scared them a bit but got used to it Great people who organised the day full of great facts about the train Great family day... More 

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Thank Tarapetdog4389
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had a great trip and enjoyed seeing round the workshop and old carriages in Downpatrick. The train journey itself was good and we all had a nice relaxing tea break at Inch Abbey which was great with the sun out,so peaceful. My only very minor gripe is that it is a short journey....but that's because we all enjoyed... More 

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1 Thank Stuarty1975
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this place and the kids and I really enjoyed it we got our tickets fairly quickly and the place was quite busy. Because it was easter, there was a hunt to do which ment we were also looking out for bunny's and dolls and once found we would mark it off our list which we were giving.... More 

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Thank Laura M
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was to be a showery day and we had the grand kids to entertain ...so a trip to the steam trains grabbed there attention. Easy to find, we soon found ourselves thrown back to the 1960s. Kids loved it and we spent our time with memories of our youth. Did the walk up to the Abbey which kept the... More 

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1 Thank JohnRHughes100
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well signposted in the centre of Downpatrick with free onsite parking. The ticket office, platform and staff all take you back to the bygone days of steam. We took plenty of photos of the steam train and then settled into our carriage. The train took off (late!) but it doesn't go fast so you can have a good look around,... More 

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Thank Samantha P
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out at this train museum. ALL the volunteers were so friendly and informative, they all obviously love this special place. We traveled to Inch Abbey on a steam train there you can get a snack onboard the buffet carriage or bring a picnic to enjoy at the beautiful Inch Abbey. Return to Downpatrick on the train then visit... More 

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1 Thank David T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was very interesting and the staff were very friendly and were happy to explain the rolling stock on display and answer any questions.The steam journey to Inch Abbey is too short a ride.A return trip via the curve to King Magnus Halt from Inch Abbey would make this a longer better experience.The buffet carriage at Inch Abbey is... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable trip to Downpatrick Train Station. Staff very courteous and informative. Staff were particularly kind to my nephew who has Special Needs. He loved the train journey to Inch Abbey as he adores Thomas the Tank Engine. Thank you all so much.

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1 Thank DECLAN F
Belfast
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

On the day we had our visit, we where fortunate to meet the volunteers who restore the engines and carriages. We where taken to the workshops and had a couple of hours learning all about the problems of trying to make the carriages as the original carriage used to be. We finished by taking the fantastic step back in time... More 

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Thank Hugh B
Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Took the opportunity to take the children on the train to see santa an they had a great time all the staff have went out of there way to make sure everything child has a great days fun in meeting santa

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Thank Brian M

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