AboutA 3 mile steam railway and the oldest railway in the world, based on a section of the 1725 Tanfield Waggonway Trains with a variety of vintage carriages. Travel into the scenic Causey Woods where the 1727 Causey Arch bridge is the centre piece in a deep valley with many walks and display boards giving the 18th Century railway history of the area. Back at Marley Hill shed, the oldest working engine shed in Britain, built in 1854, a large collection of locally built and used locomotives can be seen. Please see website or call for dates and opening times.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good83
- pjagsDarlington, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyThe World's Oldest RailwayThursday, 13th June 2019Our visit was very much like taking a step back in time. A ticket will allow you to travel up and down the line all day. There are walks between the stations where you can explore the wonderful... Read full review
- billsillTrip Type:Solo travelLegends of IndustrySunday, 16th June 2019An excellent day at the Tanfield Railway. The engines on show were first class and performed immaculately. However, what impressed me most was the attitude of the volunteers particularly the young... Read full review
- brearleybagleyChesterfield, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayLegends of Industry GalaTuesday, 18th June 2019I visited as part of a bus trip to the railway and never having visited before I did not know what to expect. Everyone on the bus was impressed with the place and the display put on for us was... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted
|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
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/