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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
01766 513402
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Overshadowed by its neighbours, the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a short line, but packs a lot it. It has an excellent museum which has been very well thought through, combining both information and some great stuff for children. The engine which has been rigged up so that children can "drive" it (and sound its horn) is simple but so... More

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Oldham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to this outpost of W.H.R. by mistake, but v glad we did! Lots of authentic, stock (both engine AND carriage) from the original Welsh Highland Railway, more so than its big brother up the road! Seems almost to be treated as a kiddies ride, which is a shame, coz although v short, its packed full of info on the... More

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My five year old asked to go on a train ride sometime during our holiday. We explored Caernarfon the day prior so this was a nice side trip the next day. We were not disappointed, in fact this whole experience was great!! Your ticket is good all day so if the kiddos yell,"again,again", it's no further money out of your... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had lunch had the welsh highland heritage railway , the food was good shop was interesting didn't travel due to time constraint . One thing to be ware of there are two railways with in a mile of each other with very similar names.

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

To whom it may concern , It is a great shame about all the comments put on this website about the Welsh Highland Heritage railway , Firstly , Trip Advisor couldn't even get the correct loco on the site and had to take one from another railway thus causing some confusion.The railway is run solely by volunteers and do their... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I visited the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in May 2014 - it was great! They have a free carpark which is always a bonus; you walk across a bridge and first thing that jumps out at you are the wonderful flower displays. There is a nice cafe - I'll come back to that in a minute; the shop is amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

My 2.5 year old loved this railway! Not too expensive either. All the staff seemed really interested in making it a good experience for her. Would highly recommend!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took our 3 and 1 year old's here while on holiday. It's a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. The volunteers are really friendly and great with the kids. The train rides are between 2 and 10 mins at a time which is perfect for little ones. The guard had so much knowledge and the way he explained... More

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Rossendale
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is not a long ride but our young child enjoyed it nearly as much as me she liked the big train and loved the small train,I liked the museum,the folk were friendly

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Sudbury
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This Heritage Railway often gets confused with the Welsh Highland Railway to Caenarfon. In fact this line is round the corner in Porthmadog. It's small but volunteers all very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent interactive Heritage Centre at Gelerts Farm with lots for the children to do. The cafe served some excellent snacks and the shop had a huge choice of... More

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