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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Bottom Station, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EQ.
Tel: 01598 753 486.

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The famous funicular railway opened in 1890 and is the highest and the steepest totally water-powered railway in the world!

Railways / Heritage Railways

Thornes Park Miniature Railway (Wakefield)

Thornes Park, Park Grove Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 8TW.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway has a ground level 7 1/4in. gauge track, which runs for approx. 1/2 mile.

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Ravensprings Park Miniature Railway

Cawcliffe Road, Brighouse, Halifax, Yorkshire, HD6 2HP.

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  • Part disabled access

There are two different railways with both diesel and steam on ground and raised level tracks, with multiple trains running all afternoon around the park.

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Royds Park Miniature Railway

New Street, Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, BD19 5LL.

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  • Part disabled access

Situated in pleasant surroundings on an old LNER railtrack with 2 1/2in. to 7 1/4in. gauge raised track and 5in. and 7 1/4in. gauge ground level track.…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Greenhead Park Miniature Railway

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD1 4DT.

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  • Part disabled access

It is a ground level track which runs for 1/3 mile with 7 1/4in. locomotives - both diesel and steam.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Copsewood Miniature Railway

Copsewood Sports Ground, Allard Way, Binley, Coventry , Warwickshire, CV3 1JP.

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  • Part disabled access

5in. & 7 1/4in running line.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Pembrey Country Park Miniature Railway

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA16 0EJ.

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  • Part disabled access

Ground level 5in. and 7¼in. gauge track; also elevated 3½in. and 5in. gauge track.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Longridge Heritage Centre

The Old Station, Berry Lane, Longridge, Lancashire, PR3 3JP.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is situated in the centre of Longridge by the old Preston and Longridge Railway line, which operated from 1840 to 1967. The former station has been…

Railways / Railway Museum

Grantown East: Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre

(East Railway Station), Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3AD.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Learn about the history of the railway and its importance to the community from the heritage displays of this beautifully renovated railway station. It…

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Wells Harbour Railway

Pinewoods, Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR.

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10.25in. gauge. 1,200 yards, running between Wells Harbour and Pinewoods. Diesel locomotives.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Evergreens Miniature Railway

Dawn Bank, Nr Boston, Lincolnshire, PE23 4AE.
Tel: 01205 750 204.

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  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge, 1500 yds. 10 steam, two petrol and three battery locomotives. Also 400 yard long 5in. gauge track.

Railways / Miniature Railways

West Somerset Railway

The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG.
Tel: 01643 704 996.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Britain‘s longest preserved railway operating for 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton through the stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills and along…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Barnards Miniature Railway

Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LX.

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  • Part disabled access

7 1/4in. gauge railway in the picturesque grounds and gardens of Barnards Farm. Now extends to 1.5km. Runs steam and I/C locos.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Amerton Railway

Stowe-by-Chartley, Nr Weston, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA.
Tel: 01785 850 965.

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  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway, one mile long, Sunday service hauled by Bagnall steam locomotive ‘Isobel‘. Saturday trains generally diesel hauled. Working farm…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9GQ.
Tel: 01491 835 067.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The former GWR Cholsey to Wallingford branch with both steam and diesel hauled trains connecting with main line services at Cholsey.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Fintown Railway

An Mhuc Dubh, Fintown, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 7495 46280.

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The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal Railway amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway

Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8SZ.
Tel: 028 2073 2844.

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  • Souvenir Shop

3ft gauge heritage steam railway, two miles in length, laid on the route of the former Giant’s Causeway tramway. Two steam and one diesel locomotives…

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Garw Valley Railway

Pontycymer Locomotive Works, Old Station Yard, Pontycymer, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, CF32 8AZ.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway has the ambitious objective of restoring passenger train services between Pontycymer and Brynmenyn within the next 10 years. It also plans…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Miller’s Dale Station Visitor Centre & Cafe

Miller's Dale , On the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Derbyshire, .

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Newly opened visitor centre & cafe adjacent to Miller's Dale viaducts on the Monsal Trail long distance path/cycleway in the lovely Peak District countryside.

Railways / Railway Museum

Peak Rail

Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA.
Tel: 01629 580 381.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Standard gauge railway operating between Matlock and Rowsley South on the old St Pancras to Manchester route.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Alderney Railway

Braye Road Station, Alderney, Alderney, GY9 3DA.
Tel: 07911 739 572.

This standard gauge preserved railway is two miles in length. Motive power is a Vulcan 0-4-0D ‘Elizabeth’, two ex LT 1959 Centenary Tubestock and Wickham…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Valley Gardens, bottom of Saltburn Bank, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12.
Tel: 01287 622 712.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This 15in. gauge railway is listed as one of the country's most famous railways.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ.
Tel: 07530 397 079.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operating on 7¼in. gauge, with steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake. Santa in Dec.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Insch Connection Museum

Railway Station, North Road, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6XP.
Tel: 07532 223 824.

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Located in the former ticket office of Insch Railway Station. Exhibitions about the people, places and railway of Insch. Working scale model of the station.

Railways / Railway Museum

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