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Drumawhey Junction Railway

60 Upper Gransha Road, Donaghadee, County Down, BT21 0LZ
a photo of a group of adults on a small train surrounded by snow and trees

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Build new memories with your family and enjoy a fun trip to Drumawhey Junction Railway, Ireland’s longest 7 1/4 inch railway, and experience the atmosphere of a full size traditional railway.

This is a miniature railway and operates steam, petrol hydraulic, diesel hydraulic and electric locomotives. The line is the longest 7 1/4” gauge railway in Ireland.

The layout allows a variety of routes. An interesting journey of around 12 minutes is provided dependent on the train and route followed.

Leave the station and ride around a scenic and varied track which crosses bridges, dives into tunnels and winds itself around mature grounds as it crosses itself, a level crossing and a stream with surprises around every corner. Watch out for the signal box engine sheds embankments and cuttings. It’s a great adventure for all ages.

The railway captures the atmosphere of a full sized railway. There is a station, signal cabin, engine and coach sheds, bridges, cuttings, tunnel and a level crossing. It's a great adventure.

The ticket office includes a small shop and picnic tables are available around the station building.

Facilities include; Ramped access to platform & toilets. Picnic tables available for passenger use. Free parking. There is a coach which will accommodate a wheelchair user and carer. Parties can be accommodated by special arrangement.

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Sundays


  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Adult £3.00 per ride
Child £3.00 per ride

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(Cash only/No credit/debit cards).

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Tel+44 (0) 28 9446 1272

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Opening Times

* Open to the public on selected days from Easter until end of September, Halloween and Santa Specials from 1pm to 4pm.
Please check dates on Facebook. Opening is subject to weather so again please check by calling or visiting the Facebook page.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
From Newtownards, follow the road signs to Millisle (B172) until a brown tourist sign directs you left at the junction for Upper Gransha Road. The railway is 100 meters on the right.

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