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Things to do in Porthmadog

 
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of... more » Owner description: The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We are recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway company in the world, being founded in 1832. We still build steam locomotives and carriages in our own workshops and the world's oldest steam engine, Prince, is still in regular use today - more than 150 years after it was built. Our historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. The Welsh Highland is Snowdonia's newest railway. Trains start their spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the historic castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains - hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives - climb from sea level to over 650 feet on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass - voted the most beautiful spot in the UK by the National Trust - and on to Porthmadog. « less
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
Category: Tours
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Category: Scenic Railroads
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Category: Breweries
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
Category: Coffeehouses
Owner description: Tom Gloster set up business as a potter 6 years ago, he is now very much established in his chosen career, selling his wares... more » Owner description: Tom Gloster set up business as a potter 6 years ago, he is now very much established in his chosen career, selling his wares is shops all over the country, to places as far afield as Orkney in Scotland to the Isle of Wight. Tom specialises in contemporary kitchen ware. Myfanwy Griffiths, having graduated with a first class degree in Fashion and Textiles in 2008. set herself up in business as a textle designer, specialising in textile jewellery and home wares. Tom and Myfanwy metover 2 years ago, and have since exhibited at many shows together, and collaborated on several projects together. "Pethau Melys" is their new and exiting joint venture; selling teas and home made cakes and also a selection of local crafts, including their own, which has been made on site. Based in the old Harbour in Portmadoc, the shop has a very much vintage feel. Tea is served in vintage china, and the work is displayed on vintage french apple crates. All the furniture has been sourced from auctions, sales, and second-hand shops, it is then re-furbished, and available to purchase in the shop. « less
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Porthmadog
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