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Tanfield Railway

Old Marley Hill, Gateshead NE16 5ET, England
+44 845 463 4938
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Children Loved it

We where recommended to visit here with our family when staying at Riding Farm Cottages in Granary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Nice afternoon out - great staff

I visited with with three family members, for the last train journey on a Sunday. It's a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Working steam railway museum with extensive engineering shops open to the public. Recreates defunct colliery lines of NE England. Steam train rides every Sunday.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Old Marley Hill, Gateshead NE16 5ET, England
+44 845 463 4938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We where recommended to visit here with our family when staying at Riding Farm Cottages in Granary Barn by Louise, she was right the children loved it. The walk at the end of the railway was a great idea with a picnic

Thank joanandtrev4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with with three family members, for the last train journey on a Sunday. It's a pleasant way to spend a few hours; pretty scenery, nice stations. £10.00 for an adult feels a tiny bit steep however for the novelty and one off for...More

Thank Chibby8481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a delightful experience. For once a train that ran on time. !!! This was a real treat, a gorgeous afternoon tea. With endless cups of tea/coffee. The staff were great, so friendly and informative. How they managed to serve tea so skilfully...More

Thank maryb1920
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Group of Rail Enthusiasts from a local U3A went as a group to have an Afternoon Tea. There were 16 of us and we were the only people in the Director's carriage which was very comfortable. Sandwiches (see Picture) were already on the table...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Utterly charming step back in time for the whole family. The trains are fantastic and Sir Cecil A Cochrane is a family favourite! We would recommend getting the annual pass as this is a place you will definitely want to come back to.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the annual gala day on 17th June as a family of 3 adults and a teenager. Two family members are train enthusiasts. We found it cheaper to buy a family ticket for 2 adults and a child which cost £30 rather than...More

1  Thank dansmam245
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I was in tea room having a drink with family , it's a lovely room with matching crockery and looked like amazing cakes but while we were sitting at table the lady behind counter who I guessed was in charge was really aufull to a...More

Thank Lynne M
watchman1906, Commercial Director at Tanfield Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello there, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to us. We take all feedback seriously in order to improve and develop the railway in the future. The volunteer team at East Tanfield and Tommy Armstrong's tea rooms work...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Very pretty railway. Lovely landscape for walking. Well ran and the staff are very friendly. For all ages. I had a great day

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Afternoon tea paid for by daughter for my 65th birthday, fantastic hospitality and gorgeous sandwiches and cakes, highly recommended

1  Thank lisielou77
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic time we have had on the Tanfield Railway for afternoon tea. The service was superb and the quantity and quality of the food was absolutely fantastic. Everything was home made and delicious. It was so filling that we needed to take...More

2  Thank Catherine A
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13 March 2017|
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
they run most Sundays. They run from 10.30 till late afternoon, about every hour and twenty minutes. you can buy a full all day return for £10 per adult that allows you to get off at different stations for sightseeing.
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4 September 2016|
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
From Gateshead you head on the B1426 then follow signs on the A692 and it's on your right hand side. Hope this helps.
20 May 2016|
Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus service that runs there, information can be found on the Tanfield Railways website - Hope that helps :) Chris