heritage railways

Travel in Time on Heritage Railways

Heritage Railways - A Thomas the Tank Engine special at Falkirk’s Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway

Breath-taking vistas of mountain valleys, moorlands and forest.  Stunning seascapes, and panoramas of rolling countryside, without a road in sight. Discovering little known routes and places, and sights that can’t be seen from a car or coach. For some, that means hiking boots, rucksacks and maps and, often, a hearty disregard for unfriendly weather. For some eleven million people each year, it means something much easier, and quite different: taking a ride on heritage railways.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway signs

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway (LWR) is situated in a beautiful part of countryside between the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Lincolnshire coast. Based at Ludborough Station, the railway is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes, and from the historic market town of Louth, making it an ideal stop-off for anyone visiting Lincolnshire.  

The Great Orme Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway - Delighting visitors since 1902, you can’t miss Llandudno’s premier heritage attraction and Britain’s only cable-hauled road tram. The Tram takes you on a picturesque, breath-taking one-mile journey to the summit of the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve, where on a clear day, views stretch as far as the Isle of Man, Blackpool and the Lake District.

Your journey begins at Victoria Station, located a short distance from Llandudno’s North Shore and pier. Board one of the beautifully restored Victorian tramcars and begin your ascent through the winding roads of the Great Orme with stunning views of Llandudno’s sweeping bay.