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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
01766 513402
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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English first
Freckleton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you like trains then a visit here is a must. A short rail journey is enjoyable and the museum area is fantastic with a lot of exhibits. Equally a trip on the miniature railway is great fun. A good place for children and the cafe is good

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Don't confuse this with the Welsh Higland Railway which runs to Caernarfon. This is the Heritage Museum site with preserved engines - Karen and Russell and many others. You care welcome to go aboard the footplate and explore the museum. Good partly indoor venue for thise wet welsh days. Good for families. Lots to do and won't dissapoint. Cafe and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a fantastic rail trip. The scenery is amazing. The staff charming and the first class observation coach is comfortable absence worth the extra cost if you are taking the full trip. But if you are staying part way ( eg Beddgelert) or want to visit an en route station stop, check the timetable carefully and have a shorter... More

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Richard H, Director at Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, responded to this review

I'm afraid you have posted your review to the wrong attraction. The journey you enjoyed so much was on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway. Although I have been in contact with TA, and have tried to contact you, the review remains posted to Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, risking further confusion among those who read it. Richard Harrison Director, Welsh... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

helpful and informative staff made our day, the visit to the museum was especially interesting, will be going again

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I took a disabled person with me today and was really touched by the friendliness and the way the staff went to make us feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and my friend and I left after 2 train rides and a full meal in the café wanting to visit again. For families the guard of the train took... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took our grandchildren to this railway and we all really enjoyed the experience. The staff were all delightful, the lady in the tea shop was lovely and all in all we had a very nice time. The ride on the train was only short but we knew that in advance but there were interactive displays and things that engaged... More

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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Really enjoyed this. It was the second times we have used them , when you get to the museum their is a smaller train the children can ride on. The ticket you buy you can travel as many times as you like in one day. We went twice in once day. Good selection of cakes in cafe, staff very friendly... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very enjoyable, the staff were very friendly & helpful, & very informative about the history of the railway. The engine sheds are great for children to explore & look at the engines. Very enjoyable afternoon

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've visited this attraction 3 times now and can't fault the staff for their enthusiasm and helpfulness. One of the carriages is wheelchair accessible, and the staff couldn't do enough to help us on and off at each stop ( our eldest is in a wheelchair) We visited with our 4 boys aged 9 and under who were utterly thrilled... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An excellent morning spent at this attraction. We took our grandchildren and they loved it. A short train ride followed by a trip museum tour and a second train trip on a miniature railway. Not too costly for a family. Recommended for a trip if it is raining

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