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Good fun for the kids and adults

Good fun for kids, takes you to the park and there is also a great Xmas experience with Santa for... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Alford, United Kingdom
Toot, toot!

The Alford Valley Railway is an established success. It is a delight for all ages and transports... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Ronnie S
Strathdon, United Kingdom
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  • Average16%
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  • Terrible0%
9 Aug 2017
“What fun”
2 Aug 2017
“Nice train but expensive”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kingsford Road, Alford AB33 8HH, Scotland
+44 7879 293934
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was a lovely little trip on the minuture train, round the golf course to the park and back, and worth every penny of the £4:50 our granddaughter loved it, all the golfers waving as we passed and just the right speed for her not...More

4  Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Best part is the station at Alford with interesting pictures depicting history of rail in the area. Train journey is relatively short with main part travelling around edge of golf course. We thought it was a bit overpriced compared to similar. £4.50 return for adult...More

Thank Bobthemonkey
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good fun for kids, takes you to the park and there is also a great Xmas experience with Santa for the kids and adults. Seasonal

Thank m8rty
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Alford Valley Railway is an established success. It is a delight for all ages and transports passengers through woodlands into `Haughton Park where pleasant walks can be taken.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Took the grandson to this as he is train mad. He thoroughly enjoyed it. We would have got off at the park at the end but there was a sudden downpour so we stayed on for the return journey. Operated on a shoestring but very...More

Thank carronbrae
Reviewed 19 June 2016

It was a most glorious sunny day which made the trip to Alford worth while. I took the bus from Aberdeen bus station and i was dropped off in the high street of Alford with a 5 minute walk to the narrow gauge railway station....More

Thank matka66
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The railway runs from Alford to a nearby park via a golf course. The park has plenty of well maintained childrens' play equipment.

Thank scothernite
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

A little train to the park and back with a good view of the golf course. Would not pay full price for this attraction as all you see is about 3 mins of golf course and some trees and some fences.

Thank aberdeenbigeater
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We took our french family there over the summer and we all loved it. Very friendly staff and a lot to see.

1  Thank Maurine M
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The kids love this train. If your staying at Haughton House Holiday Park, this is a great way to go back and forth into Alford. I would recommend getting an annual or weekly pass as it works out a lot cheaper.

Thank Morag C
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