Catch the steam train at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway this summer. It’s perfect chance for a trip to Inch Abbey, taking the time to sample the delights of a real steam train and rail travel at its most traditional.
If you’re looking for something to do in the (hopefully) gloriously sunny weather, you can catch the steam train out to the 12th Century Cistercian monastery at Inch Abbey, travelling through the drumlin countryside of County Down – perhaps taking a picnic out with you to enjoy some chill time on the banks of the River Quoile?
Hot and cold drinks and snacks will also be served all day on board the buffet train at Inch Abbey station; if you are travelling into the town from Inch Abbey the return journey can be made on any of the services.
A trip to the signal cabin (fully wheelchair accessible) and the Carriage Gallery visitor centre brings the golden age of railways vividly to life, and looks at the impact that the railways had upon the lives of those who worked and travelled on them. The Carriage Gallery is your chance to encounter some of the finest restored carriages in Ireland, and see first-hand the stark contrast between them and the ruined shells that they came to us as. You can also see our latest arrival, an original Travelling Post Office carriage from An Post, which used to race between Dublin and Cork sorting mail on the move.
11th August, 17th August, 18th August, 24th August, 25th August, 26th August, 31st August, 1st September, 14th September, 15th September.
All day tickets. First train departs Downpatrick at 13:00 and last train departs at 16:00 (need to be at station by 15:45). See website for full timetable.
Child (4-17) £5.50
Child (under 4) Free
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) £22
Concession (student, senior citizen) £6.50
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Summer Steam Trains