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Tanfield Railway

Old Marley Hill, Gateshead NE16 5ET, England
+44 845 463 4938
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Great day out.

Utterly charming step back in time for the whole family. The trains are fantastic and Sir Cecil A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandy D
Gala Day

We went to the annual gala day on 17th June as a family of 3 adults and a teenager. Two family... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Shields, 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 yesterday

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 3 days 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

Thank dansmam245
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 yesterday

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 6 days ago

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

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank lisielou77
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, I would probably rate this a 3 star as we stumbled on it by random, it was pretty much closed and I am not a train enthusiast but I decided that was unfair as it is lovely for those that choose to...More

Thank Lisarti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really is a step back in time, an opportunity to ride on a railway established in 1725 to transport coal to the river Tyne. The current restored line is a 6 mile round trip along the top of a steep wooded ravine with a...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my sister for a Birthday Treat and had one of the best days out ever. Free and easy to park a beautiful little station. All the staff are professional and polite you would not even realise they were all volunteers. We had a...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant attraction Tanfield Railway is. A nostalgic ride on a steam train with an excellent tea of sandwiches and cakes in the Director's Coach and set in the most beautiful scenery wherever you looked. Thanks to all the volunteers of Tanfield Railway for...More

Thank GrahameWright
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Hi, what would you like to know about this attraction? We are in the area the first week in April visiting an elderly aunt. We would like her to have a steam train journey can you advise me if the train will functioning
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.
anne a
how do i get there from gateshead
5 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.
Information please and if its free how to get there public transport
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