“Journey though the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park” - AA Inspector
One of the Great Little Train of Wales, this railway runs for 13.5 miles through Snowdonia. Originally built to carry slate from the quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog to the harbour at Porthmadog, the little trains now carry passengers through the beautiful scenery of the national park. A licensed at-your-seat refreshment service is available on all main trains. Day rover tickets allow you to break your journey to make the most of your day. First class observation carriage on all trains.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Most train services accessible, phone in advance, main station/platforms & restaurant accessible, Tan y Bwlch station & cafe accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open late Mar-late Oct daily. Limited Winter service mid wk trains Nov & early Dec. Santa specials in Dec. Open Xmas wk. Please check with venue before travelling Jan-Mar as engineering works are taking place
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About the area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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