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Heatherslaw Light Railway

  • Cornhill-on-Tweed
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Aside from being the most northerly known steam railway in England, Heatherslaw Light Railway is also terrifically adaptive to the weather: with fully enclosed, partly glazed, and fully open carriage options provided depending on their judged suitability for the day! In addition they carry 2 permanent carriages suitable for disabled access, so whatever your set up, whatever your weather prognosis, you're good to go!

Their 15 inch gauge railway runs a charming route from Heatherslaw Station across to Etal Castle, totting up a return journey of just under 6.5km with much of it alongside the River Till so you have a great passing view of the copious riverside wildlife like swans, herons, ducks and otters!

It's a delightful jaunt at all times but extra value is available in their outer service months of April and October when a return ticket will give you all day travel so you can have all sorts of little adventures up and down the line!

Etal Castle is near the Etal Station stop, with Etal Village a short distance thereafter and there you can find the lovely family friendly Lavender Tearooms, who will happily refuel your little (or big!) bellies for the walk back to the station.

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £7.00
Kids: £4.50
Under 5's: £3.00
Under 1's: Free
Seniors: £6.50

Travel & Contact Information


Ford Forge, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ, England

Phone number

01890 820 244



Click here to visit Heatherslaw Light Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Heatherslaw Light Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Heatherslaw Light Railway has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Heatherslaw Light Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Heatherslaw Light Railway have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Heatherslaw Light Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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