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Llangollen Railway

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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About Llangollen Railway
Llangollen Railway is a Heritage Railway Line running between Llangollen, following the River Dee through the Dee Valley for 10 miles, to the town of Corwen. There are four, soon to be five, stations along the line all with their own special charm and hidden gems. Each station has local walks that all have stunning scenery. The line, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), remains close to the waters of the river for most of its length, on the north bank at Llangollen Station, the river is crossed on to the south bank via the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen. The Dee is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its entire length. Services currently run 7.5 miles to Carrog and volunteers are working hard to enable Corwen Station to open in 2022. There is lots to see and do whether you want to spend a full day or just a few hours with us.
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Allen J wrote a review Jul 5
La Punt-Chamues-ch, Switzerland12 contributions6 helpful votes
Nowhere on the LR web site could I find a timetable for the Classic Transport museum which makes life difficult when you have to guess where to turn up and when. I turned up at Carrog at about 12:30 and guessed correctly there would be a train there. The LR web site also invited to see me at Llangollen where, as most people know, parking is extremely difficult and expensive. As the deal was a day rover ticket it should have invited you to turn up wherever detailing the parking and charges if any. Mindful of the coal shortages, war in Ukraine and so on, I was pleased to see one steamer in action (GWR 5619) and when I got a timetable rode behind it. The diesel shuttle service from Carrog to Glyndydydwy had a class 24 (5310) on the front with suburban coaches so most people had their own compartment, good in re-Covid. The staff were pleasant and helpful and doing their best. The scenery doesn't change much and is one of the most beautiful railway journeys there is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The classic vehicles show was impressive with good eating and toilet facilities and a varied display with 9 Jowetts for example and buses and tractors. You get tea in a big mug and a turkey bap that needs a paper bag to hold it all in with optional cranberry dressing for only £3.50. Good to be back.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Ian R wrote a review Jul 3
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent day out. The steam train was great, and as it was a heritage weekend, the old cars, buses, lorries etc were great to look at. Organisation was also very good
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Ken S wrote a review Jul 1
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Very scenic railway ride, previously taken three years ago and a pleasure to be back. However steam haulage is my preferred choice and as such the diesel was a disappointing sight and hence not a full five stars. Staff courteous and enthusiastic but will only re-visit when steam is assured. The DMU however is I believe a rare set.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Geoff L wrote a review Jun 2022
Minety, United Kingdom126 contributions78 helpful votes
Late leaving both ways; sluggish diesel - NO STEAM IN ACTION OR IN VIEW; very disappointed - this was no way to attract visitors
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Corinne A wrote a review Jun 2022
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Expectional Day. Beautiful scenery, friendly and helpful staff. Gor off the train at Carrog and 10 walk to The Grouse Inn. Sunday lunch was superb, sat outside overlooking the River Dee and beautiful scenery. Highly recommended day out. Worth every penny.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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