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Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

Narrow Gauge Railway Station | Raven Square, Welshpool SY21 7LT, Wales
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A memorable train ride

The railway is run very efficiently by volunteers who are very friendly and courteous and ever so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
taylorian4
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Billingham, United Kingdom
A leisurely ride

It was a lovely sunny day when we arrived at the railway with enough time to sit and watch the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Noreen E
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is a steam operated narrow gauge railway in Wales. It runs between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow gauge” (22 reviews)
“rolling stock” (10 reviews)
“tea room” (24 reviews)
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Narrow Gauge Railway Station | Raven Square, Welshpool SY21 7LT, Wales
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"narrow gauge"
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"rolling stock"
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"tea room"
in 24 reviews
"steam engine"
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"lovely journey"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful countryside"
in 16 reviews
"return journey"
in 11 reviews
"welsh countryside"
in 14 reviews
"working hard"
in 7 reviews
"santa train"
in 4 reviews
"journey takes"
in 4 reviews
"booking office"
in 4 reviews
"home made cakes"
in 10 reviews
"mid wales"
in 15 reviews
"great trip"
in 5 reviews
"friendly volunteers"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed yesterday

The railway is run very efficiently by volunteers who are very friendly and courteous and ever so helpful in answering any questions you may have. We parked the car at Llanfair Station (Free Parking) and had a wonderful 1 hours journey to Welshpool through rolling...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely sunny day when we arrived at the railway with enough time to sit and watch the world go by before we took a journey on the train. A lovely friendly railway and a most enjoyable round trip. We visited the little...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several times a year i do the long drive from East Anglia to Aberdyfi where is stay to either work on, or visit the Talyllyn Railway on the coast at Tywyn. I always drive through Welshpool in a hurry to get to my destination and...More

1  Thank Simon P
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Charles S, General Manager at Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Simon, many thanks for making the time to stop, and for your positively lyrical review!. I'm a fan of the Talyllyn too, but I agree that we have have a lot to be proud of at the W&L - great people, lovely scenery and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such friendly staff at the station. Happy to chat and make you feel welcome. Had a really enjoyable journey, aided by some beautiful sunshine to show off wonderful Wales.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This took me back just loved it. Wonderful afternoon had a little picnic on the train, weather was superb.... Magical few hours.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Very nicely run by volunteers. Good entertainment for all the generations. Short trip through the countryside punctuated by a couple of stops to go through level crossings. The stations, cafés and shops at both ends of the journey are well presented and pleasant. Slight disappointment...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Very nice trip with lovely view of the Welsh countryside. Interesting breakdown of our locomotive and waiting for a new gave us a demonstration of how to move and replace a locomotive. Don’t miss this opportunity to go back in time.

1  Thank Berit C
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

A lovely diversion on the way home. Stunning scenic views and really helpful staff. Good free parking at Llanfair with an excellent coffee shop.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

I visited the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway on an unusually hot day in late May while staying in Welshpool, and while I got tired from the hot weather, I didn't regret going out that day because of how much I enjoyed riding the railway,...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

If you are in the area and need something to entertain children or train spotters for 1-2 hours then go to this railway. Free parking. Little tea room. Traditional setting and clean. Nice journey through the countryside.

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Les S
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Kevin H | Property representative |
Hi, We do allow dogs to travel for a small fee (£3.00, or £2.50 if booked in advance via our website). We regret that dogs are unable to go in the seated area in the tearoom at present, but on most days there is a carriage... More
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dcadwallader
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry. Depending on when you travel, the train you arrive on will pause for between 40 minutes and an hour before returning to Welshpool. But all our tickets are rovers, so you are welcome to stay longer... More
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geranium21
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your interest in our railway. The short answer to your question is that there are no plans in the near future. The slightly longer answer is that, for toilets in trains, modern standards require holding... More
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