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The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

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Leadhills Station Station Road, Leadhills ML12 6XS, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This Visit formed Part of a 5 Day Experience to the Area arranged by our Children to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary which also included Gold Panning. The railway was lovely, as were the People operating it. This narrow Gauge Railway passes through some interesting...More

1  Thank heidelberger2016
David W, Front Office Manager at The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your day with us.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is quite a short trip in to the hills running weekends from 11am. we were pleased that the volunteers were happy to talk to us in depth throughout the journey. We had our own carriage!

Thank IK786
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Having visited the nearby (excellent) lead mining museum on a previous occasion, we promised ourselves to return for a trip on the railway on an operational weekend. Sadly we were not blessed with good weather on the day of our visit, but this was more...More

1  Thank ambridge78
David W, Director of Sales at The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your review. Being 1500ft above sea level we do tend to get four seasons in one day (even in Summer).

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Enjoyed our journey on the train today. The staff are lovely. There 's a small gift shop with a small museum.Also tea, coffee and soft drinks while you wait for the train. Lots of interesting things to look at. The scenery is really nice. Worthwhile...More

Thank Elizabeth F
David W, Director of Sales at The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed the trip. The weather was superb for Leadhills.

Reviewed 27 December 2017

So worth the trip - or deviation from the Southern Upland Way. Can also take in the Mining Museum, Europe's oldest library and an agricultural museum all within a mile or four. Several places to stay in the villages. So pleased I made the 'find'.

Thank JenNicholls
Reviewed 23 September 2017

There is plenty to do whilst you wait for the train. You can visit the engine shed or look in the shop. The train itself has no windows so is open to the elements, so dress up warm on a cold day.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Tucked away in the Lowther Hills and easy to miss, this is a great little volunteer run railway. I was given a tour of the shed and signal box, where I had a go with the levers. While short, the journey was interesting with some...More

Thank MikeX4356
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We watched with excitement as the little train pulled into the station at Leadhills. The friendly bunch of staff looked very happy to engage with and chat to the passengers and toot the horn of the loco for them. We opted to drive to the...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Traveled here on a day trip. Have been to several railways around the country and wanted to see what Leadhills was like. Found a quaint little railway set in the hills of Lanarkshire which on our visit was blustery but fair. We were greeted by...More

Thank douglase333
David W, Front Office Manager at The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for your review, we have crossed over the border (county Boundary) last Thursday 17th and are now working to extend the track, into Dumfries and Galloway. The weather in July August has been very wet, for which we are extremely sorry.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst in the area took a trip on this little railway. Highest adhesion railway in the UK? However, due to it being run by volunteers, it only operates at weekends and Bank holidays. At £10 a trip it is a little expensive for what you...More

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David W, Front Office Manager at The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for your review, as this was a special event weekend different fares were in effect. We normally run diesel trains and the steam loco was brought up from Leighton Buzzard for this weekend only. I am glad that you enjoyed your trip on...More

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Great Aunt C
25 July 2017|
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Response from David W | Property representative |
For normal operations it is £4 for a concession. For the Steam Weekend 29th/30th there is no concession so an adult is £10.
11 August 2015|
Response from Mary v | Reviewed this property |
I know that they have some gold panning workshops. When we were there I saw some grandparents with little childeren taking the workshop. Maybe you should check the website.