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Llanberis Lake Railway

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Address: Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
Phone Number: 01286-870549
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Lovely relaxing train ride

Great ride around beautiful countryside, we went near Halloween and they had a quiz for the kids which our 9 year old enjoyed. This was a very relaxing journey the scenery is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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London, UK
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Llanberis do not just take a trip on the lake railway, visit the museum which is on the same site and find out how Welsh slate changed the world.

Thank ChickaMouse
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Lovely scenic steam ride around me the lake. Very punctual but extremely busy so book early and get there well before time. I get free travel on these types of attractions which is why I can give it a higher star rating but looking at the prices I would be disappointed with what I got for the price they are... More 

Thank Cheeseybell
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Great ride around beautiful countryside, we went near Halloween and they had a quiz for the kids which our 9 year old enjoyed. This was a very relaxing journey the scenery is outstanding within walking distance of a number of other attractions in Llanberis. You do have the choice of hopping off at different stations to go to the play... More 

Thank MCS2006
Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Nice trip to see the views although you don't actually go all around the lake which we thought you did, still worth it.

Thank Mary H
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I thought the Llanberis Railway had something to do with the mountain trains - big mistake. Before even setting eyes on the train, our TravelStyle coach driver purchased our tickets. £36 for two adults, two seniors, two teens. Later discovered it should have cost £35.20 - but even that is far too much for what is in effect a kids... More 

Thank KeralaLynne
Swindon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

this was described to us as a lovely little trip around the lake, and seeing as we were unable to to go on the mountain railway we decided to go on this instead, wish we hadn't is all i can say, £30 and an hour wasted, all it did was trundle along the side of the lake for about 15... More 

1 Thank Slicky2k6
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Paid £32 + for 4 adults was told the train would be 30 min wait. Once the train had arrived waited while a disabled person got on then a pushchair pushed through, even the guard letting this happen, only to find now that the train was full and at least 20 people unable to get on. The excuse from the... More 

Thank Mark B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Llanberis Lake Railway may be small, but it is a highly enjoyable ride along the side of a beautiful lake, with the dramatic backdrop of Mount Snowdon to add to the view. The lake is also teeming with wildlife, and the train provides a great platform for twitchers to get their binoculars out as the birds don't seem at... More 

Thank MAddis1987
Honiton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is such a good and friendly little railway. Everything feels right here and we had a really good morning with our almost 12” gauge steam engine DOLBADARN rattling along beside the lake with the stunning distant misty views of Snowdonia. What a sublime pleasure it was; no pressure other than that which was snugly in the boiler doing its... More 

Thank Jim R
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Head for the station by the slate museum as there is ample parking here, the ticket office is inside the main building at the station which includes a café and gift shop, usual prices you would expect tourists to pay. Friendly staff will help you on the train carriages which we found to be crawling with insects ! The ride... More 

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