Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway

Bowes railway is the only standard-gauge rope hauled railway in the world which is in preservation. The extensive site has workshops, blacksmiths, steam and diesel locomotives and a huge collection of wagons and artefacts from the history of the Durham Coalfield - a must for train fans! Please be aware that some parts of the site are difficult to access for people with mobility issues.

Opening times: Contact venue for times.

Entry price: Adult £7, concessions £6, Under 16s, disabled carers, coach drivers free. Other discounts apply.

Great if you like... history, trains, Durham, stuff for kids

  • travelling
  • trains
  • industrial history
  • a nice cuppa
  • being original

Visitor Information

  • Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7QJ
  • 0191 416 1847
  • Website


  • Access
  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Cafe