- Railway and Transport Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Outdoor
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.
Getting There and Contact Information
Old Marley HIll, Marley Hill, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5ET, England
Click here to visit Tanfield Railway's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Runs year round on selected dates throughout, with full schedule available on their website.
Family (2 & 2): £26
These tickets allow for unlimited all day travel and give you the opportunity to break your journey as often as you like.