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Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
+44 300 030 3311
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Every time we call in there is something new. Now they have got the track down on to the old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A great attraction growing thnaks to superb staff

Took in a visit to the Aln Valley Railway on a recent holiday in Seahouses. Bearing in mind that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
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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 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 August 14, 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 July 30, 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
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Only because we saw the signals from the A1 we decided to investigate further. This liitle railway started life in 2012 and is aiming big. Although off the beaten track the staff are very enthusiastic about this little railway and have some big ideas which...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Just heard that the Aln Valley Railway have received a well-earned GOLD award in the Northumberland Tourism, Small Attractions sector! When we last there we were amazed at the progress that had been made by the enthusiastic volunteers. For a Heritage Railway it is quite...More

Thank LesleyandRobin
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October 24, 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.