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Corris Railway

Address: Station Yard | Corris, Machynlleth SY20 9SH, Wales
Phone Number: 01654 - 761303
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Machynlleth
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Watford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
62 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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