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Downpatrick & County Down Railway

Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 5779
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We visited the museum and took a ride in the steam engine, what a fabulous experience and the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Millisle, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely afternoon out

We had a lovely afternoon on the steam train and inch abbey was also very impressive. Staff were... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 5779

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum and took a ride in the steam engine, what a fabulous experience and the volunteers are so knowledgeable and willing to share their enthusiasm with you. A fabulous afternoon out well worth the visit to downpatrick.

Thank mollymurfy
Robert_Gardiner, Public Relations Manager at Downpatrick & County Down Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi Molly, thanks for the review but you've only left one star? That'll bring our overall ratings down :(

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon on the steam train and inch abbey was also very impressive. Staff were very friendly and our dog enjoyed the trip too! Thank you!

Thank Woodskaka
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Upon visiting Northern Ireland for a few days I decided to visit the railway for a few hours with my fiancée and family. We were not disappointed. It was great to see that the train was packed with young families. The line is only a...More

1  Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I had been meaning to visit for a while and we went today. It was a lovely day out. For anyone who loves old trains this is a great place. From the museum of old carriages and trains to the ride on the steam driven...More

1  Thank Dpetrie
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We've taken rides at Xmas and Halloween and they are always something special! There is a also a great museum with carriages the children can explore and a little interactive corner with costumes, toy train and colouring. A credit to the town

1  Thank JMurphyEdinburgh
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have visited the Downpatrick Railway on several occasions as last few years - Easter, Halloween and Christmas, and each time has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Every person you see here making your day out run smoothly is a volunteer, and...More

1  Thank Carville84
Reviewed 3 November 2016

All credit to this tiny band of steam preservationists. They are doing a brilliant job on a shoe-string. Excellent restorations in progress and great display area. Go and encourage them!

Thank ShropshireLad48
Reviewed 25 October 2016

While planning our journey around Ireland, we wanted to see a variety of attractions and listed the Downpatrick and Country Down Railway as something of interest. The old steam train is run by volunteers. We were fortunate to meet one of the volunteers who chatted...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Took the steam train to Inch Abbey. It was fantastic to see the carriages and engine in use and relatively unchanged from their hey-day. The smoke was billowing out and literally engulfed the platform and us.. it added to the experience - isn't that what...More

1  Thank Blair1Down
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My son and I went to Downpatrick and County Down Railway exhibition quite late in the day's schedule and took 4.15pm to Inch Abbey. A 10minute journey at a slow pace past old railway stock and out into the green for the 2 mile trip....More

1  Thank CMS221272
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9 August 2017|
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)