Launceston Steam Railway, Cornwall

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Launceston Steam Railway is a narrow gauge line that runs from Launceston to Newmills, through the Kensey Valley.  5 mile round trip in all.

At Launceston Station there are railway workshops and an engineering museum to visit.  There’s also the remains of the Augustine priory that used to be at the location.  A buffet is available, including cream teas!

Newmills station is at the other end of the line.  Trains wait here for about 10 minutes before making the return trip.

By the Newmills station is the New Mills Farm Park (separate admission) with indoor and outdoor games for children, so you could take the train, play, and take the train back again.

Tickets and Opening Times

During the summer months the trains run every day except Saturdays.

They depart from Launceston every hour from 11 am to 4 pm, and depart from Newmills Station from 11:20 am to 4:20 pm, so if you are enjoying a day out at New Mills Farm Park, make sure you catch the 4:20 pm train back again.

When we last checked a family ticket of 2 adults and up to 4 children was £26.25.  Note that under 3’s are FREE.

Please check their web site for the latest ticket prices and train times.

Getting in Touch with Launceston Steam Railway

Here's how you can get in contact with Launceston Steam Railway.

Launceston Steam Railway Website


Launceston Steam Railway Facebook Page

01566 775665

Where to find Launceston Steam Railway

Sat Nav Postcode: PL15 8EX

Latitude: 50.6401253, Longitude: -4.3600650

Click here for directions

Note the post code used for Sat Nav is different to the postal address. Follow the sign posts from the A30.

Launceston Steam Railway, St. Thomas Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8DA.

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