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South Tynedale Railway

The Railway Station, Alston CA9 3JB, England
+44 1434 382828
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Trip on the tourist train

The cost was £9.00 return per person and it took approx 25 minutes however hubby and i did not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann R
,
Alicante, Spain
Walk and ride

Whilst on holiday we decided to walk to the next station the footpath runs alongside the track... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek W
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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The Railway Station, Alston CA9 3JB, England
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+44 1434 382828
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost was £9.00 return per person and it took approx 25 minutes however hubby and i did not return on the train we walked the 3 mike trail walk next to the train line back which was a very pleasant walk and we were...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on holiday we decided to walk to the next station the footpath runs alongside the track lovely walk apart from the rain just as we got to the station.the train ride back was lovely and the staff on the train were very friendly

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time on a steam train since the early 60"s, what a joy. By chance we picked a nice day, bought a single ticket (one way) which took us out about 3.5 miles to the end of the line then back about a mile where...More

Thank Redkite48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I had been to the railway. Being midweek it was a diesel but never mind the sun was out and the train took us on a journey through the stunning countryside. With the journey taking just under an hour it was not too...More

Thank Joe_Horsley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not the first time we have visited this attraction. There is always something enchanting about riding on a train pulled by a steam, this combined with beautiful views of the rive South Tyne as the train wends its way down (and back up)...More

Thank ray-tHm
HeatherGManager, General Manager at South Tynedale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and especially for being a regular visitor! We very much hope you will come again once we open to Slaggyford

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and as rail enthusiasts thought that we had to visit. £10 initially seemed steep for a return journey but as it took 25 minutes to reach just under 4 miles it makes sense. The stop at slaggyford is not open yet,...More

Thank Claire G
HeatherGManager, General Manager at South Tynedale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so sorry it was too hot. I'll have a word before your next visit! Joking apart though, many thanks for the lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was so friendly especially the signalman. Also the station staff were lovely. Food very tasty in the café and trip on train was through wonderful countryside. The only thing that could have been improved was the weather but it could have been worse.

Thank Doris54_10
HeatherGManager, General Manager at South Tynedale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be one of Heritage Railways’ best kept secrets, a delightful 2’-0” narrow gauge line tucked away high in the North Pennines. Even the drive from Cobridge along the A686 to the railway’s terminus at Alston proved to be an unforgettable experience. It is...More

Thank Steveanne-2
HeatherGManager, General Manager at South Tynedale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

My goodness how kind of you to be so generous with your comments. We really do appreciate it so much

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

My how this lovely railway has come on. Used to go in the late 80s and it's now been developed into a much longer (soon longer still) journey into the unspoiled South Tynedale valley. The station at Alston has just been redeveloped and it's lovely....More

Thank Myles H
HeatherGManager, General Manager at South Tynedale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope you'll come back soon

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a narrow gauge railway [20 inch] and usually there are a variety of interesting steam engines pulling the trains but today was a diesel which is not quite the same thing but the trip up the line is just glorious, lovely scenery. I...More

Thank KirkbyTony
HeatherGManager, General Manager at South Tynedale Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review which is appreciated by the staff and volunteers. We'll be running to Slaggyford at the end of July so I hope we'll see you back soon

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Kimberley D
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No. But do go when it is. It's great.
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