Drumawhey Miniature Railway (Belfast and County Down Miniature Railway Society Ltd.)

This is a miniature railway operating steam, petrol hydraulic, diesel hydraulic and electric locomotives. The line is the longest 71/4” gauge railway in Ireland. The layout allows a variety of routes. An interesting journey of approx 12 minutes is provided. 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.

Ramped access to platform & toilets.
Picnic tables are available for passenger use.
There is one coach which will accommodate a wheelchair user and carer.
The railway can be hired for private parties, community, celebration or fun events.
A portable track is available for hire to provide train rides at events within the area.
Parking is free.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

2015: Normally 13.00 to 17.00. Please check dates on the website
April: Easter Sunday 5th, Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th, Sunday 19th
May: Sunday 3th and Monday 4th. Sunday 17th. maybe Sunday 31st
June: Sunday 7th and 21st.
July & August: Every Sunday & Wednesday Look at the website for gala days
September: Sundays 6th & 20th.
October: 25th Halloween Trains
December: 6th. 13th. 20th. Santa Specials 12.00 until 16:00 each day. Check dates on the website.
January. 2016 Friday 1st.


Adult £2.50, child £2 per ride, £15 for family ticket giving
4 adult and 4 child rides. Santa trains including seeing Santa and a present are more expensive for the child. Cash only/ No credit/debit cards.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

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.
  • Toilets
  • Parking Available
  • Baby Changing facilities
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