Tanfield Railway

From £6.50
The Engine Shed
Marley Hill
Tyne and Wear
NE16 5ET

Tel: +44 07508 092365

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An historic steam train on Tanfield Railway in County Durham.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.50 per ticket type
Child£6.50 per ticket type
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)£27.50 per ticket type
Senior Citizens£8.50 per ticket type

Children under 5 go free



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • 1612KA
    Delightful afternoon tea on a charming railway
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th August 2019
    The Tanfield Railway was a brilliant find! We had booked an afternoon tea which was delicious and we appreciated how, although it was special and served in a historic railway carriage, it felt very... Read full review
  • holidaymanWashington
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Third Class Bone Shaker: Missed Potential.
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th August 2019
    We decided to take the train from East Tanfield, as this appeared to provide the best option for our needs. The first problem arose in the tea room, which was the place to purchase tickets. The card... Read full review
  • Eric N
    Nostalgic Steam Trains
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th August 2019
    This railway is maintained by volunteers. It runs in the scenic Causey Arch woodland which is a little like Jesmond Dene in Newcastle. Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Trains operate every Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout the year, plus Thursdays and Saturdays during the school summer holidays. Please see website for details of Train operating times and special events.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From A1(M) Northbound - Exit at junction 63 for Chester le Street and Beamish. At the roundabout below the motorway take the second exit A693 west towards Stanley and Beamish. Continue for nearly 4 miles on the A693, across 4 roundabouts. Going uphill, turn first right following the Tanfield Railway brown sign. At the bottom of the bank turn right onto the A6076, following the brown sign. The railway is about 2 miles along the A6076, on the left.

From A1 Southbound - Exit at the Lobley Hill intersection and follow the A692 west towards Consett for about 2 miles, passing through Streetgate into Sunniside. Straight ahead at the first traffic lights, past the pedestrian lights, at the next traffic lights turn left onto the A6076 (following the Tanfield Railway brown sign). Our main entrance is about 1 mile along the A6076, on the right.

Sat Nav Post Code - NE16 5ET

Public Transport Directions

By rail - Our nearest main line railway stations are Newcastle Central and Durham. The Tyne and Wear Metro system also serves Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central for easy bus connections on most days.

By Bus - Monday to Saturday: the X30 and X31 from Newcastle, Gateshead and Stanley stop at the Andrews House entrance to the site. Sunday: The X30 provides an hourly service to Andrews House. Details are available from Go North East 0191 4205050 or visit http://www.gonortheast.co.uk/

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