South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway

Overview

A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland.  There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum.

Visit the Railway website

What makes it special

  • Take a steam train ride beside the River South Tyne

Opening Times

See Timetable for when the trains run

Price

From £4 for children, and £8 for adults

Hostels nearby

YHA Alston Main Exterior

YHA Alston

Parking
Free wi-fi
Private rooms available

South Tynedale Railway

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Map references

OS Map: 86

OS Grid Ref: NY717467

Lat/Lng: 54.815017, -2.442415

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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