Drumawhey Junction Railway

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.

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.

Opening times

Sunday 28th October, Halloween Spooktacular From 13:00 to 17:00.
Santa Specials 13:00 until 17:00
Santa Specials in December: 2nd, 9th & 16th from 12:00 until 16:00
New Years Day 2019 From 13:00 until 16:00

Please check dates on Facebook. Opening is subject to weather so again please check by calling or visiting the Facebook page.


Adult £3.00 per ride
Child £2.00 per ride
£17 for Family Ticket (4 adult and 4 child rides)
Santa trains (please visit facebook for more details)
(Cash only/ No credit/debit cards).

Drumawhey Junction Railway
Co Down
BT41 1BP



Attractions in Co Down