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Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney


Description

Take a magical 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend on The Dean Forest Railway. Experience the sight, sounds and smells of travel on a rural branch railway operated by steam trains - with some heritage diesel services.

There is free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station.  There are also stations at Parkend, Whitecroft, Lydney Town and Lydney Junction where it is possible to join the train.

You pay once & can ride all day – stations are near real ale pubs, park, shops, footpaths and cycle paths – with longer walks to the restored Lydney Docks and RSPB Nagshead.

  • Check the website for operating days and timetables. 
  • The Railway also runs family events and dining trains.

 


Opening Times

February to November plus Christmas time.  See website for details.


Features

  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Families
  • Heritage
  • Museum
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Rainy Days
  • Wheelchair access

Location

Forest Road
Lydney
Gloucestershire
GL15 4ET
O/S Ref: SO 629 043

Enter your start address:

From A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road, take B4234 from Lydney to Parkend. Dean Forest Railway is on your left after approximately 2 miles.

Note The above directions are to our main centre at Norchard Station. Similarly the marker on the map is at Norchard.

  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Parkend

Events


Royal Forester Dining Train

22nd October 2017
Enjoy a delicious three course meal whilst travelling through the Forest of Dean

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Day Out With Thomas

27th October 2017 - 29th October 2017
ONE AMAZING DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND MUMS, DADS AND GRANDPARENTS)!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Day Out With Thomas

2nd December 2017 - 3rd December 2017
ONE AMAZING DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND MUMS, DADS AND GRANDPARENTS)!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Prices

Prices for all-day rover tickets.

  • Adult, £11
  • Child (5 to 16 years), £5
  • Child under 5, Free
  • Senior (over 60, £10
  • Family (2+2), £27

Groups of 20+ may deduct 15%.  Does not apply to special events.


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