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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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Well run family friendly railway

A small but interesting narrow gauge railway, museum, miniature railway, shop and cafe. The ticket includes a short journey up the line to a station and museum. At the Museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Barry F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A small but interesting narrow gauge railway, museum, miniature railway, shop and cafe. The ticket includes a short journey up the line to a station and museum. At the Museum there is another miniature railway with a trip around the yard. The Museum is child friendly and has several interesting exhibits. The staff were fantastic and very enthusiastic. The shop... More 

Thank Barry F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved our day on the Heritage Railway it seems expensive but is well worth the money spent.The scenery is stunning and the train is facinating hats off to the volunteers who renovated this line it would have been sad not to have this journey in Wales. The food is good and hot and it is a complete day... More 

Thank nestcottage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

great little railway perfect morning helpful staff and easy parking, very cheap for what you get highly recommended

1 Thank EleriTravels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Most reviewers get mixed up with the bigger railway between Porthmadog and Caernarfon. The railway is excellent but short in length. It is nice to have a tour of the loco shed. Look forward to the future when you can change trains at Pen-y-Mount to your bigger neighbour.

1 Thank Brian H
Cromford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A trip on this recently reinstated railway is a definate 'yes' for anyone visiting North Wales. It's an engineering masterpiece and shows what a group of dedicated volunteers can actually achieve when faced with sheds load of red tape and doubters. We travelled first class in the superbly furnished Pullman-style carriage and enjoyed bacon buttes topped off with an ice... More 

1 Thank MotorNoter
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you have an hour to kill, this is a great little railway to visit. It is short enough to maintain children's attention with much to interest everyone. Children are involved when the engine runs round the train at the far terminus; there is a ride on a miniature railway at Gelerts Farm and an interactive museum for children and... More 

2 Thank CandM04
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Travelled 1stclass from Caernarfon to porthmadoc.....beautiful scenery and very pleasant journey . Had a snack on board and coffee . Well worth the upgrade to 1st class as the 3rd class seats looked a little uncomfortable for such a long journey

1 Thank whisks
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

There are two other long steam railways in town, and they are nice too, but they don't let you work the points and signals, or drive a train! The ticket is good value as despite the short route you can ride all day. At Pen-y-chain children are shown the point and signal controls, and allowed to work them under the... More 

1 Thank Snorbens321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I enjoy riding all the narrow gauge lines in North Wales but have a soft spot for this one. It feels less commercial and its museum informs you of the real reason so many lines were built in Wales. The exhibits are very hands-on too and are great for kids.

1 Thank njaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited the railway with our young kids and we all enjoyed it. They have different engines, some steam and some deisel so if like us you want the steam one, just check what times of the day it runs. The staff are great and engage well with everyone of all ages. They included our 3 year old and everyone... More 

1 Thank Keith51H

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