Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Specials are nostalgic fun for all the family! Take a trip back in time to the days of railway elegance. Closed in 1935 – this is the first phase in rebuilding one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. A one mile section has now been reopened allowing visitors to travel by train along the original ‘L&B Railway’ route above the Heddon Valley near Parracombe in South West England’s Exmoor National Park
March 17: Local Residents Sunday
EX & TA postcode residents travel FREE – one round trip only per person, subject to available space. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance. Just turn up on the day with proof of residency – a service bill or similar and claim your FREE ride.
March 31: Mothers Day
Mums travel FREE and get to drive a diesel too.
April 21: Easter Sunday Fun Day
Lots of fun things for kids to do FREE event – Fares still apply for train rides.
May 11 & 12: Spring Gala
Celebrate times past, real ales, marquee attractions. All our resident engines in steam.
June 17: Father’s Day
Dads travel FREE and get to drive a diesel too.
September 28 & 29 Autumn Gala
Several engines in steam, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more!
November 10: Remembrance Sunday
When the railway honours the sacrifices of the fallen of past wars with a service of remembrance including a two-minute silence at 11am.
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 – 24: Santa Specials
Enjoy FREE parking and meet Santa where you can get into the real Christmas spirit and enjoy a truly magical experience. Please see leaflet or website for more details.
December 29, 30, 3I – January I: Mince Pie Specials
A real coal fire awaits you. Enjoy a relaxing trip back in time in our vintage railway carriages behind one of our beautifully restored steam engines, over glorious Exmoor. Every passenger receives a mince pie with our compliments.