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Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station Railway Access Road | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
+44 300 030 3311
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As this preserved railway is fairly new to the scene, it is definately worth a visit. They are... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Nigel H
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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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This is our 3rd Year doing this and sadly will be our last.There was no Christmas atmosphere and no... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Lindsey-Hogg07
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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The Aln Valley Railway is re-opening the branch railway line which ran from Alnmouth on the Edinburgh to London main line up to Alnwick. Lionheart Station (use NE66 2HT for satnav) is open on advertised days, with parking, entry to museum, engine shed and displays of rolling stock all free. Rides are available at modest fares for short trips in a fully restored carriage behind a steam locomotive, or brake van rides hauled by diesel or on BUZZ, the Wickham trolley. The Buffet Stop cafe is open for teas, coffees, traybakes and sandwiches. Combine a visit to the railway with visits to Alnwick's other attractions for a really good day out.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lionheart Station Railway Access Road | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

As this preserved railway is fairly new to the scene, it is definately worth a visit. They are progressing quite nicely. While I was on site, one of the volunteers showed around the engine shed and talked about their plans to achieve access to Alnmouth.

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This is our 3rd Year doing this and sadly will be our last.There was no Christmas atmosphere and no direction on where to go!After our train ride we were left to find our own compartment which had not been cleaned from the previous group!There was...More

4  Thank Lindsey-Hogg07
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

It's still early days but this project has come a very long way in the last few years. The line is currently rather short but set to get much longer very soon. A crew of dedicated volunteers have been working very hard and achieved a...More

Thank mudcow
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went on a non-running day, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Amazing what they have achieved from a gree field site.

Thank Frank C
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Every time we call in there is something new. Now they have got the track down on to the old trackbed and are pushing on to Alnmouth. We didn't realise that officially it was a no train day but volunteers working showed us around.[including a...More

1  Thank rogerrobert98
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Took in a visit to the Aln Valley Railway on a recent holiday in Seahouses. Bearing in mind that this railway for under 4 years the progress made by the staff is a credit to them bearing in mind the majority of the work has...More

1  Thank AndyN450
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon out whether you are interested in railways or not. Very friendly staff who have put a great deal of effort and pride into the project.

Thank northumbrianspirit
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fantastic day - volunteer staff were great. Special thanks to Gavin. The group are working really hard to extend the line to Alnmouth. It is a work in progress - no frills but great enthusiasm.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have to confess that when we decided to visit AVR, I thought it was a steam train ride. It was underwhelming to say the least when we were guided onto a little diesel machine that took us a few hundred yards up a line....More

Thank TrevorHall
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We saw the signs for the railway and decided to visit as it 3 year old is train mad. We paid £4 each and our son & dog were free. There was only the track inspection engine running but were told we could ride as...More

Thank Jo k
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I'm sure if you contact the railway they would be more than happy to help.
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