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Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
+44 300 030 3311
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From the smallest acorns....

It's still early days but this project has come a very long way in the last few years. The line is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northumberland, UK
Very friendly staff

We went on a non-running day, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Amazing what they have... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Frank C
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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The Aln Valley Railway is re-opening the branch railway line which ran from Alnmouth on the Edinburgh to London main line up to Alnwick. Lionheart Station (use NE66 2HT for satnav) is open on advertised days, with parking, entry to museum, engine shed and displays of rolling stock all free. Rides are available at modest fares for short trips in a fully restored carriage behind a steam locomotive, or brake van rides hauled by diesel or on BUZZ, the Wickham trolley. The Buffet Stop cafe is open for teas, coffees, traybakes and sandwiches. Combine a visit to the railway with visits to Alnwick's other attractions for a really good day out.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lionheart Station | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
+44 300 030 3311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's still early days but this project has come a very long way in the last few years. The line is currently rather short but set to get much longer very soon. A crew of dedicated volunteers have been working very hard and achieved a...More

Thank mudcow
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went on a non-running day, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Amazing what they have achieved from a gree field site.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Every time we call in there is something new. Now they have got the track down on to the old trackbed and are pushing on to Alnmouth. We didn't realise that officially it was a no train day but volunteers working showed us around.[including a...More

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Took in a visit to the Aln Valley Railway on a recent holiday in Seahouses. Bearing in mind that this railway for under 4 years the progress made by the staff is a credit to them bearing in mind the majority of the work has...More

1  Thank AndyN450
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon out whether you are interested in railways or not. Very friendly staff who have put a great deal of effort and pride into the project.

Thank northumbrianspirit
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fantastic day - volunteer staff were great. Special thanks to Gavin. The group are working really hard to extend the line to Alnmouth. It is a work in progress - no frills but great enthusiasm.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have to confess that when we decided to visit AVR, I thought it was a steam train ride. It was underwhelming to say the least when we were guided onto a little diesel machine that took us a few hundred yards up a line....More

Thank TrevorHall
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We saw the signs for the railway and decided to visit as it 3 year old is train mad. We paid £4 each and our son & dog were free. There was only the track inspection engine running but were told we could ride as...More

Thank Jo k
Reviewed 15 August 2017

On Saturday I accompanied residents from a care home to the railway. We were met with smiles and kindness from all of the staff and volunteers. Having a short time to wait before our pre-arranged ride on the steam train we ventured into the cafe...More

Thank LyndaGoodlet
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Well sign posted,tucked away this small attraction is ideal for families. Whilst train rides are not very long the volunteers and staff are extremely enthusiastic and welcoming. Reasonable priced unlimited train rides free parking and children under 6 free. Cafe served packaged sandwiches and a...More

Thank prowcc
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25 October 2016|
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Response from DottieOnWheels | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you contact the railway they would be more than happy to help.