Leadhills And Wanlockhead Railway


Main Street, Leadhills, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6XP

    This narrow gauge railway operates between Scotland's highest villages, Leadhills and Wanlockhead.

    The railway has been built on the track-bed of the erstwhile Caledonian Railway branch line which ran from Elvanfoot to Wanlockhead and was opened in 1901 and closed in 1938.

    Explore the lead mining museum at Wanlockhead and marvel at the skills of the lead miners who dug their shafts to below sea level and excavated miles of tunnels in their search for lead ore and silver.

    Look around the station at Leadhills with its collection of locomotives preserved from the industrial world.


    2 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    7 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday Closed
    Saturday 11:20 16:20
    Sunday 11:20 16:20

    Open Saturday and Sunday only plus some Bank holiday Mondays.
    See website for special events details


    • Children Welcome

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Lanark follow signs for A70/A73 to Abington. Once through Abington take the B797 to Leadhills. Station Road is a left fork in front of the church after passing school and hotel on left hand side.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport follow M8 East to Junction 8. Then follow M73/4 South to Junction 13. Follow signs to Abington then take B797 to Leadhills. Pass the Hopetoun Arms on the left and bear left in front of church up Station Road. Car park is signed from Station Road.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stranraer/Cairnryan - Take A75 to Newton Stewart then A712 to New Galloway. Follow A702 to Thornhill, left on to A76 to Mennock, take B797 to Wanlockhead & Leadhills. Station is signed off to the right on Main Street in Leadhills.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

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