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Heatherslaw Light Railway

Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Heatherslaw Light Railway's website
01890 820 244

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

From Heatherslaw

April to October 11:00-15:00

Mid July to October: 11:00-16:00

From Etal

April to October 11:30 - 15:30

Mid July - August 11:30 - 16:30


Return tickets

Adults: £7.00

Concessions: £6.50

Kids: £4.50

Infants (under 5 years): £3.00


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