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Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway

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Address: Queen Elizabeth II Country Park QEII Country Park | Woodhorn, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
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In 1991, The Woodhorn Museum (Wansbeck Council) was given an ex mining...

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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The kids will love it, there is a fee, travels round a lake at one area. Swans and other wildlife to be seen.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids will love it, there is a fee, travels round a lake at one area. Swans and other wildlife to be seen.

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Thank sulisk2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely narrow gauge railway attached to the coal mining museum. Runs through nice parkland with a couple of nice engines. The place is lovingly looked after by some very enthusiastic (volunteers ?)guys. Loved the trip was really good fun. Perfect for all ages especially young families

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Thank Howard-Liverpool
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cute little train takes you from Woodhorn grange to Woodhorn museum an back again. the train takes a long scenic route around the lake at Woodhorn grange, around the forest near Woodhorn grange and up to the station at Woodhorn museum. This is a fun, relaxing attraction which i would defiantly recommend.

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Thank Peter M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of visit to Woodhorn Museum and Dino Lego Exhibition very nice day out with grandchildren. Good outside play area and cafe.

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Thank 227Veggie2016
Wolverhampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

You can see the Santa express from the bedroom windows of the Premier Inn. A lovely, long weekend. We will definitely be coming back.

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Thank Louise J
East Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you have children this is a great little ride and takes you to the other side of the Country Park.

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Thank JoEastMidlands
Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The volunteers who I met were all absolutely lovely, very friendly and helpful. The ticket prices are very cheap and incredibly good value. Starting at the colliery gives an industrial feel to an industrial railway. The view across the lake is not one that can be seen from the tarmac path which goes through the woods, so gives a different... More 

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Thank John C
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Everyone loves a steam train ride. This one is fast, fun and nostalgic. Make sure you wave at the dog walkers and take in the beautiful scenery of the park and the lake.

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Thank RachelG333
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As I live local I couldn't think of anywhere better to get married. I had a vintage car and vintage bus for my guests then headed over with all the wedding party to the little train and went srounf the lake for photos. It was a unique experience and I loved it x

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited Woodhorn with family for years and the train has always been my favourite part. The route is quite scenic and there is a restaurant at the other end.

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