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Dean Forest Railway

Attraction in or near Lydney -
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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.

 

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Features and Facilities

Prices

Adults£11
Child (5-16yrs) £5
Child under 5 Free
Seniors (60+)£10
Family (2A+2C) £30
Prices are for all day rover tickets. Groups of 20+ may deduct 15%
Does not apply to some special events.

Detailed Information

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.

 

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Half Term Offer
Kids go for free
Valid from 26th October 2014 to 29th October 2014

Durng Half Term kids ride for free on the DFR.  Running days that qualify are 26th and 29th October.

Please mention the Tourism Association Special Offer when making a booking

Upcoming Events at Dean Forest Railway

Royal Foresters Dining Train

26th October 2014
All Aboard for Fine Dining!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Half Term at Dean Forest Railway

26th October 2014 - 31st October 2014
Spend half-term on the railway!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Halloween Ghost Train

31st October 2014
Celebrate Halloween with a train ride

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Santa Specials

6th December 2014 - 24th December 2014
Steam Train Rides for all the family with Santa visiting too!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Mince Pie Specials

28th December 2014 - 31st December 2014
Christmas Day is over and you need some fresh air and exercise!

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Address
Forest Road
Lydney
Gloucestershire
GL15 4ET
Call: 01594 845840
O/S Ref: SO 629 043

Directions

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.

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