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Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station | Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick NE66 2EZ, England
+44 300 030 3311
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Great achievement for a new venture

Only because we saw the signals from the A1 we decided to investigate further. This liitle railway... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian F
Wymondham, United Kingdom

Just heard that the Aln Valley Railway have received a well-earned GOLD award in the Northumberland... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whitley Bay, 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This Fledgling Heritage Railway has a long way to go yet . Their plan is to connect up with the east coast mainline at Alnmouth but at he moment they just have a short track (with an impressive 1 in 42 incline !) to run...More

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

One of the group had recently picked up a leaflet about the railway. Thought we'd check it out. Got there just in time for the departure of the first train of the day. It brought childhood memories flooding back sitting in the individual compartments seating...More

1  Thank Philip H
Reviewed April 22, 2017

It's not easy to find Aln railway but when you do its worth a look around. We visited on a day it was not really open, i think it was closed for a photography group to go around. There were people working on the trains...More

Thank Amelia H
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Visted on the way back from holiday with three generations. We all had a lovely time especially my 3 year old daughter. The easter hunt was excellent and everyone was extremely welcoming. I would strongly recommend a visit.

Thank Y0rkfan
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We visited the Railway today to see first hand the progress made to date by the marvellous volunteers and enthusiasts. To see,hear and smell a real loco going down the line was just superb. I highly recommend a visit if only so you can donate...More

Thank PKCass60
Reviewed March 25, 2017

It's not really on the former Alnwick/Alnmouth line, as the old Alnwick station is now Barter Books but it is an interesting railway yard for young children, with occasional short rides in the train.More

1  Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
AlnValley, Public Relations Manager at Aln Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Noting the visit was made in September last year, if you visit us again from April onwards, you will see we are on the former Alnwick/Alnmouth line, and will be running trains over part of it later in the summer. Due to the construction of...More

Reviewed December 11, 2016

Just back from our 3rd visit to see Santa on the Aln Valley railway. Without doubt good value for money. The volunteers are very friendly and make the Christmas visit special. The progress made on the railway is amazing year on year. Lovely gifts from...More

Thank jb26951
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We were stunned by the revival of this interesting historic railway line, the tremendous amount of effort by an army of volunteers which made and continues to make this possible, and the facilities already in place (including a little café and a small museum). Will...More

Thank Grottenolm2014
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October 24, 2016|
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Response from Dottie007 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you contact the railway they would be more than happy to help.