Trains travel frequently from Wylam to stations on the route to Newcastle and Carlisle. For up to date information also see:
A small town nestled in the Tyne valley between Corbridge and Newcastle, built on the banks of the river Tyne.
From it's bridge large salmon can be seen in late summer leaping over the weir on their way up stream to spawn.
Wylam was the birthplace of George Stephenson, the father of the railways, his birthplace cottage is owned by the National Trust and may still be visited. However, Wylam was also the home of Charles Parsons, inventor of the multi-stage steam turbine, who lived at Holeyn Hall, and of Timothy Hackworth.
Hackworth was involved in the development of the locomotive engine at the local colliery. Perhaps the most famous of the engines to be developed was The Puffing Billy.
Wylam Railway Museum was opened in 1981, and is small, occupying a former classroom in the old village school, now known as the Falcon Centre.