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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Address: Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
Phone Number: 01766 513402
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Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited WHR this Sunday and to be honest we weren't expecting allot. However we were pleasantly surprised. Firstly we appreciated that the actual Train journey only takes about 10 mins in total, but bearing in mind We have 2 Children under the age of 6yrs this to us was perfect. After our short Train journey, We stopped off at... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Looked after my grandson (2 1/2 years) for a week for their mum and dad in early September. He is a railway fan and I promised to take him on our steam railways. The Heritage WHR was recommended and it proved to be ideal for a 2-3year old. Its a short ride, the staff interact well with the children, letting... More 

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olesh, Isarael
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A best way to see the scenery. A special treat for train-lovers. A bit expensive but worth it. Don't miss it!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We try to visit Wales at least once a year, and always make an effort to visit the WHHR. Cheerful staff, lovely cafe,clean toilets,and we'll stocked shop. Not to forget the enjoyable train ride to the museum and workshops.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brilliant morning. Everyone very friendly, my little boy loved it and we will be travelling back (2hours by hour) just to go to their Santa experience in December. Excellent value for money as you can go on again free of charge later in the day.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Short line but a brilliant historical facility at Gelert's farm. Great for children and I wanted a bit more time to read all of the information in the shed.

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Freckleton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you like trains then a visit here is a must. A short rail journey is enjoyable and the museum area is fantastic with a lot of exhibits. Equally a trip on the miniature railway is great fun. A good place for children and the cafe is good

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Don't confuse this with the Welsh Higland Railway which runs to Caernarfon. This is the Heritage Museum site with preserved engines - Karen and Russell and many others. You care welcome to go aboard the footplate and explore the museum. Good partly indoor venue for thise wet welsh days. Good for families. Lots to do and won't dissapoint. Cafe and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a fantastic rail trip. The scenery is amazing. The staff charming and the first class observation coach is comfortable absence worth the extra cost if you are taking the full trip. But if you are staying part way ( eg Beddgelert) or want to visit an en route station stop, check the timetable carefully and have a shorter... More 

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

I'm afraid you have posted your review to the wrong attraction. The journey you enjoyed so much was on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway. Although I have been in contact with TA, and have tried to contact you, the review remains posted to Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, risking further confusion among those who read it. Richard Harrison Director, Welsh... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

helpful and informative staff made our day, the visit to the museum was especially interesting, will be going again

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