Railways in North Wales Snowdonia & Self Catering Nearby

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Railways in North Wales Snowdonia & Self Catering Nearby

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) and self catering accommodation nearby...

Ride the narrow-gauge train along Wales’ largest natural lake. Llanuwchllyn ('the village above the lake') is the headquarters of the Railway and regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala. The 2ft gauge line offers a delightful 9 mile return journey along Llyn Tegid, through the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. A round trip of about 1 hour can also be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities.

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway and self catering accommodation nearby...

Experience the nostalgia of historic steam trains in some of Wales’ finest countryside. The railway starts on the coast at Tywyn, snakes through the foothills of Cader Idris to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls, relax in a café or visit the beach.

Welsh Highland Railway, Caernarfon - Porthmadog and self catering accommodation nearby...

The Welsh Highland Railway (Rheilffordd Eryri) is a 25-mile long restored narrow gauge railway operating between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. From beneath the castle walls in Caernarfon, the trains climbs over 650ft above sea level to the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to Beddgelert in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. At Porthmadog it connects with the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.

Llanberis Lake Railway and self catering accommodation nearby...

Starting at Gilfach Ddu, the five mile return trip takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis' twin lakes to Llanberis village. From here the train runs non-stop through the Padarn Country Park, joining the 1845 slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn, with stunning views of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. On its return, the train makes a short stop at Cei Llydan, an ideal place for a lakeside picnic, before arriving back at Gilfach Ddu. Here you can watch the driver stoking the fire, the engine taking water, or spend some time visiting our gift shop and cafe.

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis and self catering accommodation nearby...

Travel to the peak of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, on Britain’s highest rack and pinion railway. As the train climbs through the atmospheric landscape of Snowdon passengers can absorb themselves in the rich myth, legend and history Snowdonia has to offer. A great day out for you and your family, with stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views, a gift shop and a welcoming Summit Visitor Centre and café.

Ffestiniog Railway, Blaenau Ffestiniog – Porthmadog and self catering accommodation nearby...

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832. The railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Our historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or even tunnelling through it. Single trip 1 hour and 10minutes, return trip 2 hours and 30 minutes. Group rates available, advanced group booking essential.


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