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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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filling in time whilst waiting to go up Snowdon

we were advised by the car park attendant that this would be a good thing to do whilst filling in time. It is a small gauge railway alongside the lake. it is a little bit 'slow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The train ride was lovely, I just think as it wasn't really in season, only the main station was open which was a bit disappointing. My 3 year old although he liked the train, got a bit bored. If I was in Llanberis again, I would not go on this attraction again. The coffee in the cafe was very poor,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we were advised by the car park attendant that this would be a good thing to do whilst filling in time. It is a small gauge railway alongside the lake. it is a little bit 'slow' and very suited to older people or children. Beautiful scenery alongside the lake, and you can see old slate mines. We stopped off for... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a fantastic journey to Penllyn (although you can't get off at this point) along the Padarn Lake with stunning views towards Snowdon. On the return journey we did get out at the picnic point of Cei Llydan to have our lunch and enjoy the views.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great railway, showing some amazing views of Snowdonia. The journey itself is just long enough for kids. We had a 4 year old who thought it was great. The slate museaum is well worth the trip round aswell. Its an easy walk back to the Llandidris station from there also.

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South Wales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited on Tuesday after pre-booking tickets and we were allowed on an earlier train which helped with planning our day a bit better. We visited on a warm, clear day and the trip was enjoyable with regular stops to admire the lake and mountainous scenery. The staff were friendly, the journey length was about right as it was a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

you can enjoy amazing views without getting tired. Its perfect for those who don't like or can't take long walks but want to enjoy beautiful views of Snowdonia. Loved it! MAKE SURE YOU WEAR WARM COAT AND A HAT as there is very windy on the top!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Even on a sunny but cold day, the Lake trip is a lovely one especially for kids. Disappointed that the lake train itself really only goes up and down the same line and not around the lake as we had hoped, but it was still fun for the kids. Parking is £4 - worth noting even for those planning on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We went on this railway during our stay in the Easter holidays. You are not able to book tickets on the website for the same day so we called up and they had plenty of slots available for the day. I felt the price was a bit expensive, although we saved a bit as we bought a family ticket. This... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Me and my family went to the lake railway on holiday and were surprised to hear that they had built in an easter egg trail which was the best of the holiday. the journey itself (providing you visit on a clear day) delivers brilliant views and the ability to open the windows and take on the smoke smell and fully... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Three of us on a day out took this train around the lake. We got there early and managed to bag the front carriage, just behind to the driver. It's a lovely little steam train, with wooden interiors and big windows. The views are brilliant! It took just the right amount of time: not too long. We didn't go right... More 

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