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Downpatrick & County Down Railway

Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 5779
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Great day out

This was an Easter Bunny train day and was really well organised. Great value with unlimited train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GreatNorthern171
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London, United Kingdom
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Great day out

Went for the Easter event. Really interesting museum, lots of displays. All the staff are really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
em_2832
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Belfast
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4461 5779
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an Easter Bunny train day and was really well organised. Great value with unlimited train rides and a quality egg. The dining car is showing its age but hopefully a replacement is inbound. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the Easter event. Really interesting museum, lots of displays. All the staff are really friendly and willing to share their knowledge with visitors. Enjoyed the trip in the restored train to the buffet carriage. Gallery also great with a lot of upcoming projects....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for the Easter event. It was absolutely brilliant. From you enter the old station house you feel like you're stepping back in time. They have people dressed in period costumes, making the experience all very authentic. The day involved a ride on an...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Took a steam train to see Santa, the kids loved it! The train was lovely, the staff were all lovely, Santa was the nicest Santa we have seen, he was the 1st one that my 2 yr old wasnt afraid of! The museum is great...More

1  Thank fitchy544
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We went for a family trip on the Lapland Express and had a perfectly delightful experience. We pre-booked online (easy) and were welcomed and checked in on arrival. The staff were very friendly and we visited the signal box and the model railway while waiting...More

1  Thank 547arcticfox
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The grandchildren love having a Sunday afternoon trip to the steam trains.Now you can prebook which time suits you best,it is a much better system as the kids don't have to queue for ages to get on a train,particularly at busy times for example when...More

1  Thank Dibney
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I would recommend a visit to Railway Museum.It's a journey to a bygone era of steam trains which were part of my childhood .The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly and eager to tell you all about the trains and stages of restoration..They are all...More

Thank Gertie F
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Much to see and do with excellent working locos and trains as well as static exhibits. The knowledgeable and friendly staff make the day a great experience, certainly worth a visit!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A visit to the Museum is a walk back in time to the 1950s, from the rebuilt old Railway Station. You buy your tickets from the old style Kiosk. While your waiting for your train theres a small shop selling railway items and upstairs in...More

1  Thank caseyjonesDublin
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Being a railway enthusiast on my first visit to Northern Ireland, this was a must visit. Me and my wife, who are both in wheelchairs, were made extremely welcome. Very friendly staff, answering our questions about the line with enthusiasm, even letting us into the...More

1  Thank IanWP1986
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NiborNorthernIreland
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Response from Robert_Gardiner | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, we cannot offer midweek charters at the moment, however check out the Groups Visit and Venue Hire page at the main downrail website (afraid Tripadvisor won't allow direct links so you'll need to google it)
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