Visitor's Centres

By SPP Reporter

Note: Opening days/times and admission fees may be subject to change, please check beforehand.

Darlington Railway Centre & Museum. North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST. See a remarkable collection which includes engines, carriages, wagons a large gauge- model railway and Stephenson’s “Locomotion” which hauled the first train when the line opened in 1825. Tel: 01325 460532 for further information.

Wensleydale Railway. With pick up points at Leeming Bar, Redmire, Bedale and Leyburn. (main parking at Leeming Bar).

Daily services take you on a scenic journey to market towns and dales villages. Something for all the family – all year round, much more than a train ride... Information Line: 08454 50 54 74 or see

North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Pickering-Levisham-Goathland-Grosmont. Relive the Golden Age of Steam on one of Britain’s most popular heritage railways. Travel on the 18-mile line through the north Yorkshire Moors National Park. Special events and dining trains run throughout the year. Advance Bookings and Information Tel: 01751 472508 or see

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6RT. Malton Experience the sights and sounds of World War Two on both the Front Line and the Home Front and the role played by British and Commonwealth Military Forces since 1945 up to the present day. Allow four hours for this visit in order to experience the whole six acre site which includes a children’s assault course/play area. Tel: 01653 697777 for further information

Dales Countryside Museum. Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT. This fascinating museum tells the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, past and present. Open daily 1000-1700 hrs except Christmas. Tel: 01969 666210 for further details.

Forbidden Corner. Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4TJ. Just when you thought it was safe to go in to the garden, who dares visit the Forbidden Corner. Open daily from 01 April until 31 October and Sundays until Christmas from 1200-1800 hrs. Admission is by booking only throughout the season.

To reserve your tickets Tel: 01969 640638 or 01969 640687.

Leaflets and further information on things to do and see while you are in this part of the country can be found by visiting the Tourist Information Centres below or Catterick HIVE.

If you have enjoyed a good day out somewhere and can recommend it to others, please write and tell us. Our address is Army Welfare Service, Hipswell Lodge, Smuts Road, Catterick Garrison DL9 3AX.

Tourist Information Centres


Leyburn Tourist Information Centre, 4 Central Chambers, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5BB.

Tel: 01748 828747 for opening times.


Northallerton Tourist Information Centre, The Applegarth Car Park, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8LZ.

Tel: 01609 776864. Open: March to October Monday to Friday (1000-1600 hrs) and Saturday (1000-1300 hrs).

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