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Corris Railway

Station Yard | Corris, Machynlleth SY20 9SH, Wales
01654 - 761303
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Machynlleth
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Tours
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Corris could be seen as the poor relation of lines such as the Tal-y-Llyn or the Vale of Rheidol but it manages to do something that I have not experienced in a visit to many different lines. At Corris there is a small museum which is informative and friendly with a reasonable bookshop and simple refreshments. The railway then... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I always visit here on my trips to Wales. This small group are making in-roads into recreating a small part of local history. They have raised funds to build a locomotive with another on the way. The extension should start soon. The hour trip includes a guided tour of the Maespoeth sheds and some interesting stories. Very friendly and always... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I visited the Corris railway as a group visit of rail enthusiasts but the welcome was fantastic and we were treated so well. I have absolutely no doubt that on an ordinary visit nothing would be different. The engineering is super, the journey is brilliant and picturesque, the staff are great. This is the perfect place to take a young... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This railway is not on the same scale as the Tallylyn, but provides an interesting glimpse into Welsh railway history. The staff were all very friendly and enthusiastic.

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March, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Want to enjoy a day at the friendly railway of Wales ? Then visit the Corris Railway. They may only have a small line at present but they are expanding. Their rolling stock is totally unique, so utterly interesting and cute! Very friendly and helpful staff, and with being such a small operation they have time to show an interest... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Entirely run by volunteers, the railway kindly allowed the Machynlleth Comedy Festival to have a gig in the Engine Shed. This included a trip on th train. A great experience, especially when the driver had to get out to shoo the sheep off the line.

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Stockport Cheshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

There was only three of us on the train, the steam train was not running that day, driver poorly, but staff very apologetic. We still went, with the diesel. My four year old grandson loved it...it is not a long journey, but the volunteers were great, with a really interesting talk at the other end...worth a trip...lovely scenery. I would... More

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Leicester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

First the positive - run by very friendly volunteers doing their best to preserve and restore this little piece of Welsh history. The talk is interesting and the volunteers' enthusiasm is clearly evident. The downside is there isn't much track and the journey on the train is very brief so you don't get to see much of this area's stunning... More

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London, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

wonderful little steam train journey, the kids can play with train set while you are being given a talk by the train driver.

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fishguard
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Quite expensive for what you get to see and how far you get to travel on the train. If you've got a spare hour then its worth a look. If your a steam train enthusiast you'll like it ,unfortunately we aren't so found it a bit boring. But what the chaps on the train are doing is very admirable keeping... More

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