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Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station Railway Access Road | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
+44 300 030 3311
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Great way to fill in an hour or so

Love this and cannot believe the amount of work that’s gone into it, worth a visit but not much to... read more

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Jadenmac
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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As this preserved railway is fairly new to the scene, it is definately worth a visit. They are... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Nigel H
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Launceston, England, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lionheart Station Railway Access Road | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this and cannot believe the amount of work that’s gone into it, worth a visit but not much to see or do unless you are an enthusiast. Won’t take up a lot of time but Well worth a trip if you are already visiting...More

Thank Jadenmac
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

As this preserved railway is fairly new to the scene, it is definately worth a visit. They are progressing quite nicely. While I was on site, one of the volunteers showed around the engine shed and talked about their plans to achieve access to Alnmouth.

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

This is our 3rd Year doing this and sadly will be our last.There was no Christmas atmosphere and no direction on where to go!After our train ride we were left to find our own compartment which had not been cleaned from the previous group!There was...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 3, 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
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Reviewed September 18, 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

1  Thank rogerrobert98
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Reviewed September 10, 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
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Reviewed September 3, 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
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Reviewed September 1, 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
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Reviewed August 29, 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
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I'm sure if you contact the railway they would be more than happy to help.
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