Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway

Nestling under the shadow of the picturesque Down Cathedral, 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 to Belfast out of Downpatrick 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.


  • Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Part Disabled Access

Contact & Location

Address:Market Street
Co. Down BT30 6LZ
Contacts: 028 4461 5779
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Open days:12 & 17 Mar. Mid-Jun-mid-Sep and for special events.
By Bus:Ulsterbus Service 15 and 215 from Belfast

This entry was last updated on 6th February 2017

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