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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

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Address: Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
Phone Number: 01766 513402
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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absolutely fantastic for the rail enthusiast

A great day out if you plan things carefully, We were well looked after by some lovely volunteers - we nearly missed the train! Really enjoyed the day on the trains but will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out if you plan things carefully, We were well looked after by some lovely volunteers - we nearly missed the train! Really enjoyed the day on the trains but will be joining the society before we return to both support them and to get free seats on the trains

Thank Visitexperience
Exeter, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This railway operates from a site opposite the main railway station (not to be confused with the longer one at the other end of town!) You can spend a good two hours here on the 50 minute train ride to Pen-y-Mount returning to stop at the interesting museum that enthusiasts find enthralling and children find exciting with a lot of... More 

1 Thank Michael S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter loved our visit to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, she was made to feel so special helping the guard with his duties. The museum was just as good too, we spent a great deal of time exploring the different areas and my daughter learnt a great deal. We will definitely visit again if we are near, brilliant day... More 

1 Thank Carly J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling on this heritage railway is a real adventure, but please check the weather forecast before you book. We chose a return journey from Carmarthen to Beddgelert. The weather started OK, but as we reached the mountains the mist gathered, followed by heavy rain. It totally spoiled the trip, which, under better weather, would have been wonderful. The carriages were... More 

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

This review clearly refers to a journey on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway runs from Porthmadog to Penymount. We do not run to Caernarfon - and certainly not to Carmarthen! - or Beddgelert. I took this up with Trip Advisor, but the review remains posted to the wrong attraction. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic. Had a brilliant day. The engine sheds are amazing - so much for the children to do! The staff are very polite and so friendly and knowledgable. The cafe has excellent food and is good value for money. The well stocked shop is worth a visit too. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Lisa W
Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spent the day with Richard and John and learnt how to stoke the boiler and drive the train attach carriages, operate signals. As well as lunch and great knowledge. Had a fabulous time, and felt very welcomed, it was a full day which I would throughly recommend, come on girls.

Thank Michelle D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took our two young children to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway during a recent holiday as it seemed a more child friendly choice compared to the other railways in the area. I'm pleased we made this choice as the kids seemed to really enjoy their visit. They do a good job of keeping the kids engaged and even let... More 

2 Thank Andy S
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit. It offers a short train journey with a stop at the sheds. This is heaven for train buffs like us as we could view other locos and information at our own pace before the return ride to the station. There are things for kids too with a miniature railway ride and real trains... More 

1 Thank Railwaybuffs_10
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

What a lovely scenic journey, if you can book first class travel, we were lucky with the weather and had great views. The trains are great.

Thank Bloomers59
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Superb day out with grand children with lots to see and really professional an helpful staff. Highly recommended

1 Thank Keith J

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