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Review of Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Tywyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, being the Worlds First preserved Railway!. Our track runs for 7.25miles from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol through unspoilt Snowdonia. Our station at Tywyn is also home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Railway Shop and King's Licensed Cafe & Bistro. The line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. We offer a great day out for all the family, allow 4 hours for a round trip, visit to the museum and something to eat!. Groups receive a discount when booked in advance.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I absolutely love this railway. Beautiful scenery seen in a unusual and fantastic way. I loved going when I was a kid and I still love going as an adult. Beautiful walks seeing waterfalls and other wonderful sights are also next to the stations. A great attraction that you shouldn't miss out on.

Thank Christianah N
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"sunday lunch"
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Me alex and sam visted the talyllyn railway on the 3rd august 2013 was a very good visit I loved the steam engines and the playground but I was a bite disspointed not going on talyllyn I loved going on dolgoch the food was terrible but a loved the hot chocolate
And the museum was grate a loved looking at the thomas models and books
A very good day out

1  Thank Grace W
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you or your children like steam trains then go to Talyllan Railway and indulge yourself.

The stations, trains, loos, etc are all kept really well, the staff were excellent, the scenery is superb and the cost is not prohibitive.

Well worth a visit!

Thank David A
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This narrow gauge steam railway runs through unspoilt countryside and the majority of staff are volunteers. All of the staff we came into contact with were very knowledgeable and friendly. We paid around £45 for a family of 5. The train travelled about 8 miles in each direction from Twyn Wharf to Nant Gwernol and for about 2.5 hours. I found this extremely good value and I would highly recommend visiting this attraction.

Thank Southern_Reviewer
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Just back from another fantastic week in the Tywyn area - and the Talyllyn Railway once again was the highlight of our week. Our two boys (aged 8 & 4) love travelling on the trains, and were really excited by the "Duncan Day" event - with free shuttle trains, craft activities, treasure hunt and storytelling, but even on the "normal" days, the character of the railway, the friendliness of the (mostly volunteer) staff and the fabulous scenery make this railway a "must visit". Having visited several other narrow guage railways in Wales this holiday, the Talyllyn really stands out head and shoulders above the reat, and all four of us are already looking forward to when we can go back again!

Thank Jonathan W
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