South Tynedale Railway | Day Out With The Kids

South Tynedale Railway

Alston, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

South Tynedale Railway gives you and the kids the chance to travel on trains hauled by wonderfully preserved vintage steam and diesel locomotives from Britain and overseas, through stunning countryside. A thoroughly charming way to travel with loads of time for family natters and bonding.

Trains run between Alston Station (875 feet above sea level), and Kirkhaugh, following part of the old Haltwhistle to Alston branch line along the Tyne Valley in North East Cumbria. The line has recently been extended from Gilderdale (which is now closed) to Kirkhaugh, a distance of some 2 miles.

Enjoy scenic views of the lovely South Tyne Valley, and beautiful Pennine scenery, and look out for wildlife such as soaring birds, deer, and even red squirrels! Whichever route you travel as you sit back and relax in a vintage carriage, you can be sure that there will be plenty for everyone to see and do!

There is a railway shop and refreshment facilities at the station, as well as a picnic area. This is a good one to bring the grandparents along on as there's little legwork and plenty of gentle fun!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3JB, England


Click here to visit South Tynedale Railway's website
01434 382828

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Times and days are subject to change. Please either ring the railway talking timetable on 01434 382828 or click on the link on the home page of the website for thei up to date departure days and times. 


Adults: £10.00

Kids: £5.00

Family: £25.00


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