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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

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Address: Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
Phone Number: 01766 513402
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Beautiful scenery..

Got to Porthmadog in plenty of time. Enjoyed s beautiful breakfast in the station cafe. Time soon passed and we boarded the 1045 service to Caernarfon. Scenery was lovely with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
David C
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got to Porthmadog in plenty of time. Enjoyed s beautiful breakfast in the station cafe. Time soon passed and we boarded the 1045 service to Caernarfon. Scenery was lovely with plenty of wildlife on show throughout.. just a word of caution children of a young age may find the 3hrs 20 each way may be a little too long.

Thank David C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the Porthmadog tourist office assuring me this attraction was running; when I got there I was told there weren't enough [volunteer] staff to run a train service that day = shame. Anyway there's a nice big railway book shop and pleasant café in the station building to while away the time....!

2 Thank Basing_Viewer
Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

.... but suitable only really for those with young children. The train goes barely a mile in each direction. Still, it's run by volunteers who are clearly dedicated and it's good to support them.

1 Thank CouplandFamily
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our days in Snowdon was a little damp so we decided to try the WHHR and do the round journey. It was absolutely great fun with fantastic scenery all through the journey. It also allowed us to take our dog on it which was great. A great day out recommended to all.

1 Thank iant678910
Swindon, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a train buffs idea of heaven, five hours round trip through the best part of Wales, two things to tell you that might help, if you are short of time you can go one way and get the bus back saving you about two hours, secondly there is a first class carriage its £11 per person each way... More 

1 Thank royston c
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited here Spring bank holiday2016, it seemed a great place from the brochure with lots for the kids to do at a reasonable price (£20 for a family of 4, under 5s are free) and our dog was allowed too. A little disappointed overall, but maybe we were just unlucky! When we arrived unfortunately we found out the steam... More 

Thank Dom S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I heard about the WHHR shortly before leaving for Wales, and decided to visit it while I was in Porthmadog to see the Ffestiniog Railway. I enjoyed riding the out-and-back excursion train behind WHR steam locomotive Russell, and seeing other narrow-gauge engines and cars in Gelert's Farm. I would have liked to spend a bit more time at Gelert's Farm... More 

1 Thank Richard K
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

As soon as we entered the ticket office we were givena very warm greeting and a quick idea of what we could expect. After a short journey in a lovely open carriage we were taken up the line to a museum. My 5 year old loved being able to climb up onto the footplate of the trains, 'driving' a train... More 

2 Thank Dawn H
Buckley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We have a caravan in Criccieth so we visit the railway on a regular basis with our for children. For a family ticket consisting of 2 adults and 2 children it's £19.50 with under five years old going free. With this you can return and do the trip again on the same day only. Fantastic if you've visited earlier on... More 

1 Thank Kerry L
Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Our little boy is 3.5 years and there is no way he would have sat through the longer journeys on the other railways. This was perfect as the v friendly staff really involve the children in the whole experience and the journey is short but there is lots more to look at and engines to climb on etc - also... More 

2 Thank Kathryn D

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