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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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A little Welsh Jewel

Well what can I say this Narrow Gauge is a must for everybody to go and see. This line is suitable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
peterentwistle1
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Plan carefully to make the most of this fabulous little railway

We came on Boxing Day and really enjoyed our day. There were only two trains running so it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsgm1310
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Derby
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The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, being the Worlds First preserved Railway!. Our track runs for 7.25miles from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol through unspoilt Snowdonia. Our station at Tywyn is also home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Railway Shop and King's Licensed Cafe & Bistro. The line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. We offer a great day out for all the family, allow 4 hours for a round trip, visit to the museum and something to eat!. Groups receive a discount when booked in advance.
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Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well what can I say this Narrow Gauge is a must for everybody to go and see. This line is suitable for all ages especially those who are fans of "Thomas The Tank Engine". This is were you can actually see some of Thomas's friends...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on Boxing Day and really enjoyed our day. There were only two trains running so it was difficult to make the most of what is on offer and the train journeys were longer than we expected. The museum is excellent aim to spend...More

Thank jsgm1310
Stuart W, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, pleased you had an enjoyable time post-xmas! Please come again when we have multiple trains running, as you rightly note it is then easier to stop off and enjoy some of the stunning scenery around the line!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came before Xmas with our son for another trip on the famous railway. The weather was dry and sunny and made the trip special for us all. It's a lovely scenic journey.

Thank chris504019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our lovely Godsons and their big sister on the trip to Plas Nadolig (wonderfully transformed Dolgoch Station ) and had such a great time, Father Christmas looked and sounded so gentle, perfectly cast. Pitched his chat to the children really well. The elves made...More

Thank 133pollyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I originally booked four adult tickets for the santa special at the beginning of December but due to heavy snow we were unable to get there. Talyllyn volunteered to transfer these to a future date of our choice, we just needed to call when we...More

Thank Radfordsarah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought our tickets the day before to make sure we had a seat. Lovely Christmas feeling as soon as you walk through the Station door. Met up with my friend in the shop. Lots of nice gifts for every age group. We walked through...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed December 10, 2017

The Talyllyn is the world's first railway to be rescued and restored by a preservation society, and has been running under its management since 1951. Other railways may be bigger, or glossier, but the Talyllyn has retained the quaintness and charm that attracted those early...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed November 24, 2017

The Talyllyn Railway is well worth visiting, the trip lasts for about 2 1/2 hours this includes a 1/2 hour stop at Abergynolwyn Station at the top end of the line where there is a small café, you can get off and on at any...More

Thank gothic5
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our outward trip on the train and the food at the station and coffee etc along the route plus the shop. I would add that on the return journey we were exposed to a family where the parents had no control over...More

Thank Jan G
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

We're so glad you still enjoyed your trip regardless of others behaviour. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 27, 2017

We have just returned from a night out on the halloween train. The whole evening was absolutley fantastic. The volunteers who were involved made so much effort to ensure eveyone enjoyed themselves. You put on an amazing evening - thank you.The food was great. The...More

Thank 187cw99
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Thank you, as one of the people involved with the Steam n Scream evenings we enjoy it too! So glad you had a great time, I'll pass on your feedback to the Cafe Team. Brynglas Bart, our underfed volunteer at the level crossing in his...More

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Peter H
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of membership packages available. Visit the Talyllyn Railway website for more information about fees and membership benefits.
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laundrymancheshire
March 23, 2017|
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Response from HK_Sydney2013 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the railway's terminus in the small town TYWYN, on the coast west of Dolgellau and Machynlleth. You travel uphill then back down again, takes about 1/2 day. Unlike the much more serious and highly engineered Snowdon... More
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RevJames2013
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Response from Tracey P | Property representative |
I must apologise for the delay in the provision of my reply. Yes single fares are available and you can also start your journey from Abergynolwyn as long as the timetable provides sufficient time for a return trip.
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