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Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park QEII Country Park | Woodhorn, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
+44 7961 005164
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Sweet ride for the kids.

Nice enough little ride. Country Park views. Lovely staff. More for the kids who loved it. Old West... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
zigtravel
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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First Class!

A lovely ride from the museum to the lakeside through the country park. Very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
589Richard
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Egremont, United Kingdom
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In 1991, The Woodhorn Museum (Wansbeck Council) was given an ex mining locomotive and three man-riding cars by the NCB, following the closure of Vane Tempest Colliery near Durham.It was decided rather than allow these vehicles to become a static exhibition, it would serve the heritage of the community better if they were made operational and become a visitor attraction. A volunteer group was formed to manage and build a railway on which the vehicles could operate.
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Queen Elizabeth II Country Park QEII Country Park | Woodhorn, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nice enough little ride. Country Park views. Lovely staff. More for the kids who loved it. Old West German rail stock. Goes fairly quickly considering. Open air so wrap up.

Thank zigtravel
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A lovely ride from the museum to the lakeside through the country park. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. For the enthusiast, try the driver for a fiver!!!!

Thank 589Richard
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great little jaunt on the train with my granddaughter. The staff are so pleasant and obliging. We stayed at the museam for a couple of hours. As we got off the train they asked if we wanted a ride back, then told us the times...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Short and sweet. Lovely little ride from woodhorn and along the lake. Nice and pleasant friendly staff

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Nice to see this facility preserved and running, a credit to the retired miners running it. well worth a trip.

Thank BillNorthumberland
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I visited this little railway whilst up in northumberland staying with family. Me and my Nephew loved it, we got a picture in the cab of the loco and I'm sure Cameron was the happiest lad in all of England that day, he loves anything...More

Thank ClaireBrack123
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Kids and trains always a winner. Not a very long journey but you can get off have a walk then take the return journey later. Staff lovely and friendly. Happy to pay the couple of pounds to keep it running.

Thank Millymollymandy28
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

While we were at the Woodhorn Northumberland Museum we went on this little railway for just a few pound. It probably lasts about 5 minutes each way but the kids absolutely loved it.

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely railway. Friendly staff. Our 3 year old loved it. Short trip through beautiful country park. £2.00 each.

Thank Jo k
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The train takes you from the museum area to the lake and back on the same line. It's quite short but is a nice way to spend 10 minutes with young kids. The engines are well maintained and the staff are very friendly. We were...More

Thank David J
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Jo k
9 August 2017|
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Yes, dogs are able to travel on the train. Thank you, Andrew Stationmaster
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