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Gin & Cheese Trains


Saturday 27th April 2024

Saturday 13th July 2024

Saturday 19th October 2024


Departure at 1300 (from Bishop Auckland West only)

Returning around 1600



£60 per person (bookings in multiples of two only - please click on 'Book Tickets' to view availability)

The Weardale Railway has teamed up with Durham Gin Distillery and Weardale Cheese to bring you a relaxed afternoon travelling through Weardale.

Board the train at Bishop Auckland West station and enjoy a leisurely journey alongside the River Wear to Stanhope, whilst enjoying and learning about Durham Gin and Weardale Cheese from the experts talking about their products.

The offer includes a welcome cocktail, three Gin & Tonics and a selection of Weardale Cheese served with crackers.


The whole trip lasts for about three hours.

Please note that due to our seating configuration of 4 at a table, you may be seated with another party.

Rolling Stock:

The Gin & Cheese trains will be hauled using Class 31 locomotives and our recently refurbished Mk3 coaches.

31465 & 31285 with private charter train at Etherley Viaduct (16th September 2023). Photo: John Dinsdale

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