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Address: Station Yard | Corris, Machynlleth SY20 9SH, Wales
Phone Number: 01654 - 761303
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Short trip but very friendly volunteers

The Corris railway starts at the museum which has many artefacts from life on this slate line. The actual journey is quite short followed by a tour of the carriage and loco sheds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Corris railway starts at the museum which has many artefacts from life on this slate line. The actual journey is quite short followed by a tour of the carriage and loco sheds. What comes across is the enthusiasm of the small number of volunteers who are trying to maintain and extend the line. Good luck to them!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
69 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a true volunteer railway. It has a small cafe and a museum (with hen hut!). The loco was immaculate and so were the replica carriages. The short ride (about one mile) along the beautiful Dulas Valley was a reminder of yesteryear but was not long enough for anyone to be bored. The controller then took us around the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very interesting history for such a small village. the village pub is very welocming and the locals are friendly. the Slaters Arms sells a small selection of good beers but the Pruple Moose at The Braich goch bunk House was the creamm of the crop.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

the train ride is pretty short, but maybe thats a good thing, not being much into steam trains. My daughter loved it. There is also a little cafe and musem with a model railway and other bits and pieces. Great way to get out of the rain

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very friendly and interesting visit. Short train ride on replica loco and coaches, built onsite by volunteers. Talk on history on railway and shed visit. They have achieved a lot already, but it is very much work in progress.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Take about 4-5 hours, stop by the falls and dunk your feet into a welsh mountain stream. Impressive scenery but not the most spectacular best I have seen from a Welsh railway although there is a walk from the top

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a fantastic train ride to the end of the present track. Very friendly staff who guided us around their engine sheds and workshops, informing us all about the railway and plans for the future. Do so hope they can raise the funds to extend the line. Nice shop, café and informative museum

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Sedgley, Dudley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A couple of reviews seemed unfairly harsh. No this isn't the same as some of the more established railways but does offer something different with the tour of the sheds and the history of the line. Plans are in place to extend the line south and build a new terminus at Corris but red tape and raising funds make this... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well worth a trip to this narrow gauge railway, the staff were friendly and gave a short history presentation at the sheds along with a guided tour. There is a small museum and model railway in the station building. Although the line is short at present it is being extended another two miles and a new engine is being built.... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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