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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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Brilliant for small children

We went on this with our two small daughters (3 and 1) and had such a good time that our 3 year old asked to go again three days later. It's a really short journey, but that was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went on this with our two small daughters (3 and 1) and had such a good time that our 3 year old asked to go again three days later. It's a really short journey, but that was ideal with a restless toddler. At the first stop the kids all had fun "helping" to change the points and re-couple the... More 

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hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely well presented attraction run on a small scale by friends and volunteers who love the old steam railway on yesteryear. Only a short ride on the train but well worth it for the experience, the trip on the mini railway is fun, the fairly comprehensive museum is educational and the volunteers so happy to share their... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited here recently as a family of 4 with 12 yo boys. Its a great railway and museum and although the train ride doesnt last too long, the museum and the miniature steam railway was really good fun. All in all the tour lasts about an hour. The staff here are fantastic and make the experience truly momorable. Would recommend... More 

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swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went on WHR last year.Fantastic day out in the Saloon Carriage 1st class!Well worth the effort! Looking forward to another trip on this glorious railway!

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Wales uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The children would love this, not cheap but well worth it. Disliked the price but loved the experience.

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

An all-day family ticket on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway costs £19.50. Do you think this is excessive? Richard Harrison Director, Welsh Highland Heritage Railway More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was a 2hr long journey which felt like 20minutes. The steam train takes a lovely scenic route and goes though some very challenging terrain. Take a ride on this train and forget about everything else. The carriages are well maintained. There is an at seat trolley that makes it's way through the train. You can also get some breakfast... More 

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

I'm afraid that this review refers to a journey on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway runs from Porthmadog to Penymount. We do not run to Caernarfon, we do not offer on board catering facilities, and a return journey takes about 50 minutes. I have taken this up with Trip Advisor, but they have decided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a railway that is fun for the family as well as railway buffs. The people are kind and knowledgeable, and the ride is lovely. For the railway enthusiast, the selection of books and publications is awesome.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a lovely small family type steam railway which gives children a nice experience of riding on a steam train and also the small museum with some other trains and artefacts. My husband is a railway enthusiast and for his birthday I bought him a driver experience. This was a lovely few hours at the end of the day... More 

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We wanted to take our kids (5&2) on a steam train but didn't want anything too long or expensive. This was perfect as the round trip on the train was only an hour which included a mini train ride and a wander round an amazing museum which had lots of engines including some you can get into. The staff couldn't... More 

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Ideal visit for families! Short train ride, but plenty to do in the newly converted buildings. Brass rubbings, games, engines to explore, mini train ride through the grounds, and a runaway train! Staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

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Additional Information about Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Address: Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
Phone Number: 01766 513402
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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