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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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Enjoyable afternoon

Short railway journey. The museum at the halfway stage on the way back very interesting. Minature railway enjoyable ride for the child

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Short railway journey. The museum at the halfway stage on the way back very interesting. Minature railway enjoyable ride for the child

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Visited with boys aged 4 and 1 and we all had a great time. The people that run it are so enthusiastic and friendly and really go out of their way to make sure everyones having fun, We will be back!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Took my 2 grandchildren, aged 4 and 2. They both thoroughly enjoyed the whole journey. The 4 year old was very impressed when he changed the points!! We did the whole trip, stopped foe lunch then did it all again!! Well worth a visit with younger children. To finish off a trip to the shop and café was just lovely.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

We have visited the WHHR 4 times now. We first went 2 years ago. A few days earlier, we had taken our 2 young boys on the Ffestiniog railway. It was too long for them and they became distracted. The Welsh Highland is the perfect length for younger kids. They get a short trip on the train which is about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not to be confused with the larger trains that leave from the station near the harbour (read the website and signs!), this little railway is great way to spend an hour or so. The station is close to Porthmadoc's mainline railway station and has a tearoom and gift shop with a huge selection of items. The lady selling tickets made... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Staying up at Porthmadog for a nice short break,decided to do the tourist bit and travel on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway up to Caernarvon ,it was an all day journey but the scenery absolutely stunning,i've walked all the routes up Snowden and most of the other walks, but found some more places to go back to seen from the... More 

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

This review clearly refers to a journey on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway runs from Porthmadog to Pen y Mount, a much shorter journey than that from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. I have taken this up with Trip Advisor, and have attempted to contact the reviewer directly, but the review remains posted to the wrong... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Travelled through Snowdonia by steam - fantastic experience. Stunning views, amazing engineering, dedicated staff.

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

Although this is a flattering review, I strongly suspect that it refers to a journey on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway runs from Porthmadog to Penymount. We do not go to Beddgelert or Caernarfon. Richard Harrison WHHR More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is for kids of young and old Historic train ride,tearoom and shop The children can help change the points at the end The museum explains things well when you pause there on the way back; children will get a lot from it. The mini train ride and runaway train is just the ticket.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Thjs is an ideal combination of things: Tearoom and shop Historic train but the ride is not too long for fretful children The children can help change the points at the end The museum explains things well when you pause there on the way back; children will get a lot from it. The mini train ride is just a charmer... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A lovely short steam train ride and a wander around the museum PLUS a miniature railway [pity that wsnt steam too] all for one price, and if we chose to do so we could have gone on each and every train for the same price!

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