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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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The day was so wet and the volunteer staff were out on the station greeting all the passengers. They must have been soaked by the end of the day but it didn't dampen their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ian M
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The day was so wet and the volunteer staff were out on the station greeting all the passengers. They must have been soaked by the end of the day but it didn't dampen their enthusiasm one bit. Great Train ride into Porthmadog and a lovely warm beverga eon the train. I have ventured along this track many years ago before... More 

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Barwell, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here last year it was like going back in time the steam train was wonderful. The staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly we had a lovely train journey hope to go back and do it all again to capture the feeling of time gone by.

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Thank trish079
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic day for families with young children. The train ride isn't too long at all, friendly staff handing out treats, and the trouble they'd taken to decorate was incredible. Lovely santa's grotto, with a personalised gift (lovely touch btw). And a quality gift at that, been making charms ever since we got home! Well worth the visit!

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1 Thank Pellet78
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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

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1 Thank Visitexperience
Exeter, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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 

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3 Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

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 

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2 Thank Carly J
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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.

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1 Thank Lisa W
Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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.

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1 Thank Michelle D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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3 Thank Andy S
Cornwall
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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