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Llanberis Lake Railway

Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
01286-870549
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Ranked #8 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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Burscough, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

this is a lovely trip and short enough to hold childrens' interest the view of the lake is spectacular on a fine day and the whole experience is pleasant the train stops on the way so the passengers can take photos which is good and people can get off for a picnic and rejoin the trip on another train make... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

small guage railway,rides round the lake to the slate museum,kids will love this,is very popular in summer

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Nothing to grumble about. they stop at a cafe and an ice cream stop on the way. It is just a pleasant way to spend an hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The journey it self is a lovely opportunity take in the view around the village of Llanberis. Accepted our two dogs onto the train for a small fee of £1 per dog. Would really recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

As others have said, this is a train ride along one side of the lake from Llanberis, stopping at the slate museum and stopping also at a picnic site. The ride takes around an hour. On a summer's day without rain, it was a beautiful ride and our children (5 and 7) enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I decided on this as mountain railway tickets sold out. Sweet little engine...just like Ivor the Engine from long ago. Nice journey up half lake and back. Good value. Shame weather was bit against us.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

ok so it's not the festinog but it's a narrow gauge trip on a steam train up the lake and back. pleasant views and goes through the slate mueseum where you can get off if you want made a nice end to the day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a lovely day at Llanberis with our two grandchildren. They both loved the steam train. The driver was so friendly, and he let us take pictures of the engine and he even put hats on the children, they both thought they were train drivers. They also enjoyed the museum, a great family day out.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On a nice sunny day the journey this train makes revealed some beautiful Welsh countryside and unforgettable lakeside views. A great experience for steam train enthusiasts, well worth a visit.

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