Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

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Railways / Heritage Railways

Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway 2020

It is Ireland's only 5ft 3in. (standard) gauge mainline heritage railway in the country. The railway currently operates through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over approximately two miles of a restored section of the former Belfast & County Down Railway main line.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Market Street Downpatrick Co. Down BT30 6LZ

  • 028 4461 5779
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Open days

17, 22 Mar; 11-13 Apr; 8, 25 May; 27-28 Jun; 4-5 Jul. Sat-Sun 7 BHol 18 Jul-6 Sep. Halloween 31 Oct-1 Nov. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: 15, 215

Nestling under the shadow of the picturesque Down Cathedral, the line runs to Inch Abbey, a ruined 12th Century Cistercian Abbey, with a further one mile built along the old Newcastle route to a Viking King's Grave, completing a triangle of track, which is hoped will be extended to the hamlet of Ballydugan three miles south of Downpatrick.

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