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WHR logistics

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WHR logistics

We are planning on staying in Caernarfon and do the WHR. We don't know the logistics on the best way to board, exit, and duration since it does stop in the town we are planning to stay in.


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1. Re: WHR logistics

I'm sorry Justin, I don't really understand what you are asking, but I'll try ans provide some general information on the Welsh Highland Railway.

The line runs between Porthmadog and Caernarfon, through some lovely Snowdonia scenery. Beddgelert, near the Porthmadog end, is worth a visit. It is a pretty little village on a river with a couple of nice pubs, some very good ice cream and a pleasant walk to 'Gelert's Grave'. But you should go further, maybe after a short break there, so that you get to experience the Aberglaslyn Pass.

One option may be to take a one way trip from Caernarfon to Porthmadog and catch a bus back to your starting point. Or it may be possible to do a circular trip, taking in the WHR, the Ffestiniog Railway from porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, returning by Arriva Trains Wales to Llandudno Junction and then on to Bangor, where you can get another bus back to Caernarfon.

Check out the timetable and fares here:


And use Traveline Cymru for bus and other rail services:


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