The Miniature Railway

The Newby Hall Miniature Railway which runs along the River Ure, is a delightful ride with fantastic views of the gardens. The Royal Scot Steam Locomotive is in action on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Our other locomotives run every day we are open – and always on time!

The Railway first opened in 1971, originally an end to end line, built by Cromar White. The line, now extended runs parallel to the river in the shape of a dumb-bell loop and operates every day of the season. Locomotives used on the railway are two Severn Lamb Western gas locomotives as well as the Royal Scot steam locomotive. The journey takes approximately 12 minutes.

A 4 month project over winter 2018/19 saw the 1.4 km railway track totally renewed with steel rail. The original track was alloy and has been replaced with steel track and reconstituted plastic sleepers. The project was delivered by experts in the miniature railway industry. The Royal Scot locomotive has been restored over the last few years with the final works being carried out by the steam workshop.

Tickets for the railway are available from the railway shop adjacent to the platform

Train Tickets £3.00 (under 2s are FREE)

Groups: £50 for a group of 20

Important Information:

Newby Hall & Gardens is now closed for 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you back on the 1st April 2023.