Bowes Railway (Tyne & Wear) Reviews
Description:Steam Railway Line. Bowes Railway, Springwell Village, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE9 7QJ. Tel: +44 (0)191 416 1847.
Newest Review: ... to go down the mine if you so wish…….er not me, but unfortunately a whining 8 year olds dream is to go down a coal mine!!. So we queue for 30 minutes then are presented with a badly fitting hard hat, and off we go with our guide, Now I am not really sure what I was expecting a coal mine to be like, however it certainly was the real thing!!, no lights , pitch black wet and very ... more
Customer Bowes Railway (Tyne & Wear) Reviews (2)
by - written on 13/03/01, updated on 13/03/01 (Very useful, 64 readings)
Beamish is an open-air museum and situated near County Durham in The North of England, it is dedicated to the life and times of the 1800’s. Here you will find everything you need for a brilliant family day out, in fact you need a long day to actually give credit to Beamish. Prices are quite high but a family ticket can save you money its around £24 for 2 children and Two adults. Once you have paid though there is no real need to spend a lot more, I do however recommend you buy a guide book at £2 or else you will be struggling! Once through the gates you will see the Tram platforms, now these are there for a reason, the whole of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/11/00, updated on 14/11/00 (Very useful, 44 readings)
Bowes Railway is situated at Springwell Village, which is located between the A1 and theA194M near Gateshead, just south of Newcastle. After leaving the A1 there are plenty of signs to the village and the railway, but be prepared to travel back in time as you enter the car park. From the moment you arrive you feel that you have travelled back in time by at least 50 years. The whole set up and pace of life at this railway is so laid back that you soon become part of the very relaxed atmosphere that surrounds you. The first building is a combined tea room, souvenir shop and ticket office. We bought our tickets and asked when the steam train would be ... Read the complete review
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