Downpatrick & Co. Down railway operates through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nestling under the shadow of Down Cathedral, the railway operates through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering approx. 2 miles of a restored section of the former Belfast & Co. Down Railway main line to Belfast, out of Downpatrick to Inch Abbey, a ruined 12th Century Cistercian Abbey, with a further one mile built along the old Newcastle route to a Viking King’s Grave.

  • Guided tours of exhibitions & workshops
  • Small photo exhibition
  • Thomas the Tank engine model railway

Opening Times:

See website or telephone for opening times


Admission Prices: 

Admission fees apply. Tickets can only be purchased for the day of travel. See website or telephone for further details.

Useful Information

Car parking available on-site

Guided tours of exhibitions & workshops, on running days visitors can experience the delights of traditional railway travel

Getting There

Located on Market Street in Downpatrick

Map Location: 54.325989, -5.721253
Contact Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway

The Railway Station, Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland


T: +44 (0)28 4461 5779
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