Stanhope, County Durham
Average time spent – 1-3 hours.
Things to do at Weardale Railway review
The Weardale Railway is a heritage railway with 18 miles of line between Bishop Auckland and Stanhope in County Durham.
The line runs from a connection with the main railway network at Bishop Auckland through to Eastgate in the Weardale area of outstanding natural beauty. They run a seasonal service of heritage passenger trains which is operated over the 16-mile section between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland.
The regular passenger services are operated by a heritage diesel unit with multiple river crossings and fantastic views. They are hoping to reintroduce a steam service in the near future. There are 5 stops along the route and different attractions along the way including walks, a nature reserve and Durham Dales centre with gardens and a tearoom.
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Important Information Weardale Railway
Eating – There is a cafe which serves hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Heritage railway with heritage diesel trains from Bishop Auckland to Stanhope. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range to higher priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range to higher priced. An adult full line round trip costs £16 or £9 for a single, children are £9 return or £6 single. Children under 5 are free. Other pricing options are available.
Opening: They run a limited and varied schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Dogs are permitted but not on the seats
Address: Station St, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland DL13 2YS, County Durham, England. Phone: 01388 526203
Category – Heritage Railway – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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