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Weardale Railway is extended to Bishop Auckland

The Weardale Railway is a Heritage Railway running from the Town of Bishop Auckland to Stanhope... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Lovely day out

I came here just purely on the spur of the moment. Lovely little cafe was the first stop with... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Stanhope Station Station Road, Stanhope DL13 2YS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Weardale Railway is a Heritage Railway running from the Town of Bishop Auckland to Stanhope, County Durham. It passes through several scenic towns and villages. Services have recently resumed the full length of the Line after a Landslide was stabilised. At the time of...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip the wear dale line from Stanhope to bishop Auckland and return lovely friendly staff and helpful couldn't do enough for us

2  Thank Mrs R L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time on the train to christmas town, well organised, great staff and great fun. Loved being n PJ’s and the kids loved it, even the husband had a smile n his face!

Thank Jude G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 5 years, Weardale Railway are back at Bishop Auckland West Station. We joined the train there, for the first trip, and after a short delay, enjoyed the train ride through lovely countryside, whilst enjoying a Cream Tea. The volunteers worked hard to make us...More

2  Thank footpri
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We booked for a trip to see Santa even though we are in our 60’s. Had a great time, lovely atmosphere.

Thank Marianne4747
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The weekend we picked for our visit turned out to be a Heritage Event. Unfortunately the steam train was in for refurbishment, but the vintage diesel train kept us happy. We travelled down the line (in First Class of course) from Stanhope to Bishop Auckland...More

1  Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Last december we had booked up to see The Polar Express, and it was fantastic! We even went in our PJ's for the full experience 😊. The cast were incredible actors/actresses and the dancing was brill!. Felt like we were on the actual Polar Express....More

Thank BethanySanderson
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I came here just purely on the spur of the moment. Lovely little cafe was the first stop with excellent bacon butties and pots of tea- always a good way to start any day out! Tickets are £14 pound return for adults, not sure on...More

Thank RSPBjosh
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A leisurely ride through wonderfully pretty countryside, stopping at interesting places well supplied with pubs, walks etc.

1  Thank Gwandryas
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Did the return trip to Witton le Wear, accompanied by our 2 dogs - not so sure they enjoyed it but we certainly did! Nice to see the local countryside from a different perspective. Staff very enthusiastic about their project & should be proud of...More

2  Thank MrsMaclean
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7 July 2018|
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Response from Angela B | Property representative |
The Railway currently runs Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday the first train leaves Stanhope at 10am
7 July 2018|
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Response from BethanySanderson | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure, it depends when your going and it states the odd one runs on a Monday. Think it runs mostly on the weekends. Would suggest contacting the station itself for more info.
31 August 2017|
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Response from travelbob31 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, No idea.