Downpatrick and County Down Railway

  • Downpatrick
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Downpatrick and County Down Railway is located in the beautifully scenic Downpatrick Marshes and offers the best views available of Downpatrick Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Trinity, where Ireland's patron saint St. Patrick is supposedly buried.

Recent additions The Carriage Viewing Gallery and Workshop Viewing Area enables visitors to see up close the volunteers' loving restoration work. You and the kids can get into the carriages and experience a vintage era of rail travel, plus thoughtful displays depict the early history of Irish railways, major events and the reduction of the once extensive Irish railway network.

There is a cool railway themed play area to keep the kids happy and using their imaginations, plus the model railway is aimed at pleasing the younger visitors too, who can have the chance to drive some of the models!

The northern line's terminus is close to the spectacular ruins of the 12th century Inch Abbey, which means Island Abbey. It may be of interest that it was called this because originally the monastery's site was on an island amidst the tidal marshes of the river Quoile. On top of their regular service there are also some seasonal specials to be enjoyed at certain times of year which include the Halloween Trains and Santa Service!

Opening hours

Running days from 18th June to 11th September from 2 PM until 5 PM & special events on selected dates throughout the year so be sure to check their full schedule online!


Adults £6 Child £4.50 Family (2 & 2) £18 Kids under 3 go FREE!

Travel & Contact Information


Market Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland

Phone number

074 8218 6019



Click here to visit Downpatrick and County Down Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Downpatrick and County Down Railway is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Downpatrick and County Down Railway have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Downpatrick and County Down Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

attractions redesign