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Lappa Valley Railway

15in. gauge steam railway on former GWR branch line. Two mile return trip. Two steam, two diesel locomotives. Historic Cornish lead mine engine house. Also 7¼in. & 10¼in. gauge miniature railways.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


St Newlyn East Newquay Cornwall TR8 5LX

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Open days

Sat-Sun Mar. Daily 30 Mar-3 Nov. From 1000.


By Rail: Quintrell Downs / 4 miles

Everyone, young or old, loves a train ride the railway offers three different railway experiences, with over three miles of track! Your journey begins with the mile-long trip, from Benny Halt Station, on a miniature steam locomotive taking you through the picturesque wooded valley to East Wheal Rose. Here you will find two more railways, a fabulous wooded valley to explore with canoes on a boating lake, a brick path maze, crazy golf, superb play areas, plus delicious food in the Whistle Stop café and a gift shop packed with everything about trains and more.  Lappa Valley is the ideal day out for a family, loads for the kids to do all day and plenty to entertain mums and dads too! 

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