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“Our recent past relived”

Downpatrick & County Down Railway
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Downpatrick
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Killyleagh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Our recent past relived”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Genuine railway being restored and run as it should be.

Visited December 2011
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Family day out”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

great for all ages, you will not be dissapointed best day out you have lots to do and see there is even a restaurant in one of the carriages to get tea coffee tray bakes etc

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Passionate conservation”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Interesting artefacts and passionate enthusiasts + real working line & locomotives

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Downpatrick Steam Railway”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

This is a brilliant attempt at retaining some of what was destroyed by the short sighted planning of the past, when the rail networks here were closed by government. The restored rail and rolling stock are well run and events through the year help keep it all alive. A great cause worthy of all your support.

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Thank Ken T
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent - fun filled for all ages”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Absolutely loved this trip on the railway & the tour round. Its amazing to think this is all manned by hard working volunteers. Would go back time after time!

Visited September 2011
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