Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Opening in 1898, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon was considered one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow-gauge railways. Despite its attraction, it closed in September 1935 because of declining passenger numbers.

After many years of closure, passengers can again travel in restored L&B carriages along a part of the original route above the Heddon Valley near Parracombe. Hauled by a period steam loco, visitors can experience a taste of what we intend to become: one of the ultimate heritage railway experiences of the world! Steam trains run daily in the summer months

Visit website

  • Lyd at Woody Bay

    Lyd stands at the down starter signal with two heritage carriages

  • Axe with goods train

    Axe with goods train at Killington Lane.

  • Isaac with train from Killington Lane

    Isaac with train from Killington Lane

  • Heddon Hall

    One of our three diesel locos - Heddon Hall

  • Heritage Carriages at Woody Bay

    Our carriages were originally built for the railway in 1898 and 1911. Sold as garden sheds when the railway closed in 1935 - they have been rescued and rebuilt.

Admission & prices

Price of return fare.
Adult £7.50 - Child (5-14) £3.00
Family £18.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Senior Citizen (65 and over) £6.00
Children under 5 travel FREE.
Group discounts available, please inquire.
Pay once - ride all day.
Return as many times as you like within 28 days and travel half-price with original ticket.

Find us


  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Enjoy a cream tea, sandwich with tea or coffee. Have a look around our well stocked Gift Shop. Or just sit and watch the trains.

Woody Bay Station is located between Lynton and Blackmoor Gate on the A39. If travelling by car from the M5, turn off at Jct27 and follow the North Devon Link Road towards Barnstaple. At South Molton take the A399 towards Lynton & Combe Martin, then follow the A39 from Blackmoor Gate to the railway, located just beyond Parracombe. On public transport the railway can be reached using the 309 or 310 bus from Barnstaple / Lynton. The railway is also served by the 300 coastal service from Ilfracombe/Combe Martin and Minehead.

Woody Bay Station,
Martinhoe Cross
EX31 4RA

T: +44 (0)1598 763487

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Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Woody Bay Station,
Martinhoe Cross

Parracombe, DEVON EX31 4RA