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Tanfield Railway

  • Marley Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Tanfield Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway that can be found less than half an hour from Newcastle, and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wearside and County Durham. Steam trains run every Sunday and Bank Holiday on a picturesque 6 mile round trip from Sunniside in Gateshead to East Tanfield near Stanley.

This is a great day out for families and history fans alike, with Europe's oldest working engine shed to explore, and the world's oldest railway bridge to investigate. Combined with the opportunity to ride on the world's oldest railway makes a visit a must for anyone visiting the area, especially if they have an interest in the proud railway heritage.

The railway operates a Sunday service throughout the year, and the line runs for 3 miles (4.8km) between Tanfield, Durham, to Sunniside, Gateshead, with the main stations situated near to the Marley Hill engine shed.

Tanfield Railway has a number of great events throughout the year, such as the Easter Eggstravaganza, a Teddy Bear's Picnic, and a classic VW weekend, so check their Events pages before you visit to see what's on.

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £10.00
Kids: £6.00
Under 5's: Free
Seniors: £8.00

Travel & Contact Information


Old Marley HIll, Marley Hill, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5ET, England

Phone number

07508 092365



Click here to visit Tanfield Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Tanfield Railway has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

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

Tanfield Railway has not told us about their dining options.

No, Tanfield Railway is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Tanfield Railway have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Tanfield Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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