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Llanberis Lake Railway

Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
01286-870549
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Llanberis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Traveler Description: The Llanberis Lake Railway is a lovely little steam train ride starting at Llanberis, the village at the foot of Snowdon, and running through the... more »
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Essex, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a journey on this railway as we thought we'd have to make the most of our "wasted" journey to Llanberis worth while. As there was no availability on the Mountain railway and after we had recovered from fainting at the costs of that trip. This was the sensible budget option. This was a worthwhile trip as it took... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited Llanberis initially to go on the Snowdon Mountain Railway but as the weather was brilliant we couldn't get tickets....we're not in favour of advanced booking for this type of attraction because the weather could be awful on the chosen day. However we decided to use the Lake Railway instead.The price is reasonable at £7.00 each (concession) compared to... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We didn't plan to go to this attraction, but after the snowdon mountain railway was cancelled due to weather, we decided to ride the Llanberis Lake Railway as it was across the road and the train was about to leave, we had no idea at all what to expect. The train was nice and slow, the windows open fully so... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Spent an enjoyable hour on the train running down the side of the Padarn Lake. It runs from the station (just next to the car park) down to the station in Llanberis and then back to the station where it starts its journey along the lake. It takes about 30 minutes each way. On the way back it stops at... More

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Well run clean family friendly attraction friendly staff would recomend beautiful scenery and location would go back

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The first thing I did was take the train around the lake. It is good fun and with good views. It also stops at the slate museum on the way back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a steam hauled train ride along lake shores on hard wooden seats, and an ice cream at the café. Journey would have been enhanced with either a commentary or a leaflet describing the route. Train crew were very friendly to passengers, particularly the driver.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Narrow gauge railway that goes from the town and around the lake. Not expensive but really worth a visit. Start at the main station which is midway along the line and near to parkland, access to the lake and the local slate museum. Alternatively with a bit a planning you could book your ticket on the mountain railway and visit... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent train ride. My Son loves it. The driver let him in the feomt to take pictures and pointed out places of interest to us. He showed my Son the topping up of coal and the fire. Lovely views. Worth wvery pennie

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were meeting friends in Llanberis and decided to take a trip on this delightful little narrow gauge,lakeside railway. As others have said, the return trip takes about an hour, with 2 stations where you can get off for ice-creams and/or a stroll. The carriages were enclosed,if you are not so lucky with the weather, but the windows open fully... More

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