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Llangollen Railway

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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About Llangollen Railway
Llangollen railway will re open on Saturday 11th of February 2017, please see our website for full timetable details
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luvs2hol wrote a review Oct 11
Cheshire29 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked the steam open seating for just over £30 for two people. Having been to a number of other tourist venues whilst in the area, I must admit that I felt they had far better value for money than the railway. The car we were in seemed clean-ish, but the windows were filthy impairing the views. Even inside the windows seemed dirty. This would be such a simple thing to correct, so it was a shame that it wasn’t attended to. We had a booth for four to ourselves, but had people adjacent and in front. Bit too close for my liking I must admit and I wished that I’d paid the extra for a car to ourselves, However, mask adherence was generally good, although there was little monitoring by staff. They do allow you to bring refreshments back onto the train mid way and so masks can be removed if people want to eat/ drink. Again, people on my journey were sensible, but I don’t think I would book again knowing this. Unfortunately both sides of the carriage aren’t equal and the better views were from the other side of the carriage (platform-side), with our view being mostly trees and rock face. Also, as the windows were so dirty, on exit from the tunnel, the smoke seemed to cling and made viewing anything impossible. Overall, I was pleased to have supported the railway, but I wouldn’t do it again, especially in the current climate.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Keith A wrote a review Oct 5
Pen-Y-Sarn, United Kingdom112 contributions51 helpful votes
I went with an American friend who shares my love of railways. The scenery is wonderful. It is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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GordonW318 wrote a review Oct 5
Gloucester, United Kingdom1,214 contributions326 helpful votes
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The smell of steam from days of old will be experienced on the trip of about 40 minutes at a snails pace to absorb the glorious scenery passing streams and weirs on the way as well as old railway stations. Well worth the return trip in an age of steam trains.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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PCA50 wrote a review Oct 4
Southport, United Kingdom92 contributions28 helpful votes
Lovely comfortable carriages. Due to Covid 19 there are only 4 people allowed per carriage due to social distancing and masks to fe worn unless you are a party of 4 then you don't need to wear a mask. Unfortunately the weather was against us which spoilt the views but still worth the journey. Friendly helpful staff/volunteers. In the nice weather it would be lovely to also spend time having a picnic by the river.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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carol ann s wrote a review Oct 2
Nantwich, United Kingdom42 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked this trip on the internet as a treat for our twin grandchildren, not to mention a huge nostalgia trip for myself and husband. We were not disappointed! The steam train was in service that day with old fashioned carriages and we had booked a carriage in first class so we had upholstered seating with arm rests and table, it was like the Harry Potter train which the twins loved. It is a slightly shorter journey due to Covid but the countryside and beautiful views of the River Dee were stunning! We had taken a small picnic Which we ate on the train and Bought ice cream at the small stopping station halfway through for our return journey. The whole trip was so enjoyable we would be tempted to repeat it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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