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South Tynedale Railway

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

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!

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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


Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01434 382828



Click here to visit South Tynedale 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.

South Tynedale Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, South Tynedale Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, South Tynedale Railway have stated they are pushchair friendly.

South Tynedale Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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