The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways stretch for 40 miles through the Snowdonia National Park with great views along coastlines, through mountains and past famous Welsh castles.
Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Bala Lake Railway is the home of the Quarry Hunslet locomotive and the Heritage Railway Association ‘Best Small Railway of 2012’.
Historic steam engine on the world’s first preserved railway will take you past streams and waterfalls through a remote and beautiful valley in the Merionydd mountains. The journey itself crosses more than seven miles of spectacular scenery within sight of one of Britain’s highest mountains, Cadair Idris. The journey takes 55 minutes up the line from Tywyn through the ancient woodlands and meadows of the Fathew Valley.
The Fairbourne Railway is a small railway running for 2 miles from the village of Fairbourne on the Mid-Wales coast, alongside the beach to the end of a peninsula at Barmouth Ferry railway station.
This runs to the Summit of the Highest Mountain in Wales Trains depart from Llanberis station and begin their climb 1085m to the summit of Yr Wyddfa, a journey experienced by some 12 million travelers since 1896. The journey takes around two and a half hours from start to finish which includes a 30 minute stop-over until making its way back down to Llanberis.
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