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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
01766 513402
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
Type: Scenic Railroads
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did the exciting return journey from Caernarfon to Portmadog. The scenery is amazing and the railway is very atmospheric. My only complaint was that my wife and I, having parted with a total of £70, were asked to move from our seats over halfway through the outward journey, to accommodate some bicycles!!! If this happens again,... More

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had the great pleasure of travelling on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on 10th April from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. The carriage was very clean and the staff were friendly and informative...even the coffee was good!. We saw all types of landscape, all of it beautiful, and grand views of Snowdon. I would have liked to have more time in... More

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Porthmadog, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This attraction is brilliant! It takes an hour from start to finish, and you can repeat the experience as many times as you like in one day for one entry fee. First you go on a train pulled by either a diesal or steam engine, then you can get out and watch the engine being taken round to the back... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon/morning. Yes it is only a small railway in comparison to the other steam trains in Porthmadog, but it is good value and offers a close up experience that others can not offer. My 18 month old son loved the short journey and really enjoyed the engine sheds... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Super afternoon visit. Friendly staff. My 7 yr old son got to change the points for the train, excellent memories. Lovely miniature train ride and museum. Great new attraction The Runaway Train. Another hit with my son. Will definitely be returning next year. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a little railway at Porthmadog that has a short journey on a heritage train and return. You go a few hundred yards and then stop at their museum where we had to get off for a walk round. A little disappointing. Trip done and dusted in under an hour. The food at the little cafe was nice though... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We followed brown tourist signs to the WHHR thinking it was THE Welsh Highland Railway.. Still went anyway, and what a lovely little railway run by very enthusiastic volunteers. Never have we been to such a hands on railway with our children. They were allowed to change the points for the engine. Carry the red lamp to the back of... More

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went on the railway as a birthday surprise it made a great change to see the veiws from a different perspective. Especially enjoyed riding in the open car on the way back.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The WHHR is a very different experience to the neighbouring WHR/Ffestiniog Railway. A visit takes around 1 hour in which you get a short train ride and a visit to an excellent museum with a miniature railway. Fantastic for small children with lots of entertainment for them. So if you have small children stick to this one, if you don't,... More

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Radstock
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is quite expensive at approx. £34 per adult but is imho well worth it. The return journey from Porthmadog to Caernarfon provides some unmissable views too numerous to mention and the refreshments and service on board the train are excellent.

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