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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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Ann E wrote a review Oct 2021
Shotton, United Kingdom74 contributions17 helpful votes
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What an enjoyable experience for kids of all ages! Staff were so helpful, kind & very informative. Prices were very good for the amount there was to see & do including the miniature railway train ride. Great way to spend an hour or so. Thoroughly enjoyed.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Mike W wrote a review Sep 2021
warrington193 contributions133 helpful votes
We pre booked The Glaslyn Venture from Porthmadog harbour station to Beddgelert return. It’s a three hour round trip with one hour free to explore Beddgelert.. We were welcomed at the harbour station car park, but this is for Blue badge holders and coaches on applicable days. The attendant directed us across the way to the main public car park, behind the Shell petrol station and Wilko. In the far corner of the car park is a well sign posted-designated section for patrons of the Welsh Highland railway, it is free to park. It’s a five minute walk back to the station where we were quickly booked in for our journey. The train was ready for passengers and our booking include a perspex screened seating area for six, although there were only two of us. The idea is to be as covid safe as possible without spoiling the experience. It wasn’t very good weather on the day of our our trip, wet and windy, but we were equipped to deal with this. The train attendant was very friendly and informative, even though he was a volunteer you could tell loved his job. Beddgelert is a nice little village, but probably not as nice as if the weather was kinder, also on a nice day it would have been good to have a little more time to explore. The steam train experience through the Welsh countryside, hills and valleys is well worth a visit. There are toilet facilities at both stations and one facility on the train, really for urgent use. There is also a cafe at Porthmadog station, at the present time there are no catering facilities on the train. There are numerous cafes etc in Beddgelert, with a small hut on the station, serving take away tea, coffee etc.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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SCO-UK wrote a review Sep 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom60 contributions19 helpful votes
Brilliant experience for our 2.5 year old. The train ride is less than ten minutes but the interactive museum and enthusiasm of the volunteers made this one of the best train experiences we have had in North Wales. Excellent that the funds will go to the upkeep of this for generations to come to learn the history of narrow gauge. The shop is well stocked with Thomas the tank toys and a wide range of train related goodies for gifts for children or adult enthusiasts. Really well priced. Brilliant lunch and afternoon cakes at Russell Cafe too where we watched the 'big' trains. We will be back.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Kathryn W wrote a review Sep 2021
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What a wonderful day out! We paid for the 1st class experience and it was all we had hoped for. Amazing Pullman coach, fantastic picnic basket on the way out and afternoon tea on the way back, knowledgable, friendly and wonderfully smart staff……the scenery wasn’t too bad either! Plenty of time to check out Porthmadog in the middle of the day and absolutely loads of photo opportunities. I’d give it more than 5 stars if I could. A huge thank you to all of the staff on the WHR for making our day so enjoyable (and giving us far too much to eat!!)
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Victoria2121 wrote a review Aug 2021
Wales, United Kingdom51 contributions40 helpful votes
A hidden gem and much more fun and better value than its rival railway (the Festiniog and Welsh Highland). The train ride itself is short but very interesting. The museum in the engine shed was great. You can go in several cabs, learn about the history of the railway and slate industry and even includes a shunting game! The bonus was a miniature railway ride. Really helpful staff, excellent shop with wide range of railwayana. We (and children) loved it.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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