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Bala Lake Railway
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“return journey”(20 reviews)
“free parking”(13 reviews)
“steam engine”(9 reviews)
Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Our 2ft narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral...more
Yr Orsaf The Station | Station Road, Llanuwchllyn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7DD, Wales
+44 1678 540666
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All reviewsreturn journeyfree parkingsteam enginetea roomfriendly staffgreat value for moneycatch the traingreat tripworth a tripchildren agedlovely experiencefew hoursnorth walespicnic tablessunny daylovely scenerycakes
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

32 pounds for 4 children and 2 adults - 25 minute ride to the last station - went to the Eagles pub which is a ten minute walk away. That is worth a visit for lunch. We ended up in the last station where we...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We tried to take a trip on this railway. It didn't happen. If you are approaching the railway from the Llanwchllyn end, be cautious to look out for hidden and missing road signs. There is an area to park in at the station but when...More

1  Thank Helen J
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We took this narrow gauge train to experience the lake and see the countryside and this certainly provided this opportunity and we all really enjoyed the trip. The little shop at the end of the line was nice and great to be able to get...More

Thank christaft2016
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We loved our return trip on the Bala Lake Railway. We parked up and boarded the train at Llanuwchllyn. The guard was very welcoming and the platform was beautifully maintained with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The carriages are comfortable with a variety of...More

Thank shellp633
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Together with our little dog, we absolutely loved our day out on Bala Railway. We were so impressed that parking was free at the station. We enjoyed a cup of tea and a piece of cake sitting on the beautiful platform at Llanuwchllyn, the guard...More

Thank Avril R
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Felt like a lovely step back in time at the railway station. Beautifully kept & maintained. Took my 7 year old into the signal box & had a lovely chat with the very friendly signal master. We did a return trip & enjoyed getting off...More

Thank K_Sutty
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Only running for another two Thursday Evenings, this special was great value for money. The special train departing at 6.15pm did a complete trip of the line. At Bala it was possible to by a drink for the return journey which was popular with most...More

1  Thank Martin C
Reviewed August 2, 2018

My wife decided to treat me to a GB Tours trip, for my birthday. This consisted of a steam train journey alongside lake Bala, then onto Betws-y-Coed for a lunch at the Royal Oak hotel. Lakeside coaches sub contracted the tour which is normal for...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Took my 15 year old son who is severely disabled on the lovely little train as he loves Thomas the Tank. The staff could not have been more kind and helpful. We had a wonderful time. The views are so beautiful even on a rainy...More

Thank WhiteOrchid01
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Staying in Bala for the first time with our family and dog we thought this would give us some nice views of the lake, and we were right. Stunning little steam train, beautiful scenery, able to take the dog and lovely staff. Thoroughly enjoyed every...More

1  Thank Victoria W
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Kerry Jones Ieu... J
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Nigel B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Check the website but I believe the first service isnt until Sunday 11th of February (Start of Half Term)
October 24, 2017|
Response from Tim G | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we are open this week on Tues 24th, Weds 25th, Thurs 26th, Sat 28th and Sun 29th Take a look at our timetable page on our website for train times Thanks Tim
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Tim G | Property representative |
Our main station at Llanuwchllyn is the one with the café and shop where you can relax under cover (if it is raining) waiting for the train. All trains have closed coaches so you won't get wet if the Welsh sunshine pours... More