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.
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Market Street Downpatrick Co. Down BT30 6LZ
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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.