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Snowdon Mountain Railway
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“diesel train”(103 reviews)
“half an hour”(159 reviews)
“high winds”(63 reviews)
Since 1896 Snowdon Mountain Railway has been welcoming guests to the little village at the foot of Snowdon, Llanberis in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, to experience the awe inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit of Snowdon the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Llanberis, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 1286 870223
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Reviewed today

Check the weather before if you can. We did but booked three days in advance, the weather seemed ok but then by the day of the trip winds of 48 miles per hour were forecast, so we knew no way would we get to the...More

Thank Sian L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So, not the rail route itself, but the clarity regarding and the validity and cost of tickets. Fully acknowledging that something like this route has significant running costs... We booked return tickets with the aim of climbing up Mount Snowdon and catching the train back...More

Thank Jon D
SnowdonMR, Guest Relations Manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

As stated on our website, downwards tickets from the summit to Llanberis are only available on a standby basis at the summit, when available. Due to unpredictable weather on the mountain we cannot guarantee trains will reach the Summit. Return tickets are only valid once...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a good day but sadly could only go up half way as weather was bad but it still was great experience

Thank Latina c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

first visit manahe to get to the summit though it was foggy came yesterday weather was worst summit was closed hopefully on the third visit i will have a clearer sunny weather still it was nice to visit

Thank Journey809812
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rude ignorant staff. Customers seated & eating. 5 of us walked in & they put out "no service on the counter" no trains running so we're shut! Obviously don't want the trade. Must of turned away 20 people.... how pathetic.

Thank littlehun
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mount Snowdon - Highest in Wales, in fact highest anywhere out Scottish Highlands. Two ways to go to the summit. You can take a moderate hike for 2.5 hours one way or take the Mountain Railway to reach the top. The most important thing to...More

Thank Siddhesh K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Feel the car park opposite the station should display a notice when the Snowdon trains are fully booked.This will then give tourists the choice not to pay the £8.00 car parking fee.The car park itself is unkempt considering there must be at least 100 cars...More

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SnowdonMR, Guest Relations Manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear that you were unable to purchase tickets for the train, we do advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment. We have our own car park behind the station on Victoria Terrace. The car park opposite the station is not owned or operated by...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most important thing to know about this attraction is to book in advance. You can do this on line or in person at the kiosk. Do your research and choose your day to visit according to the weather if you can. Trains are frequently...More

Thank johnny-glen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Here we are at the Snowdonia Mountain Railway. Booked online. Tried booking before but it’s very popular so online is best for tickets but maybe not best weatherise. We arrived early as we wanted to make sure we were in time to pick up our...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Essential to book in advance to get a seat on the Snowdonia Mountain railway train and to venture up either by steam, or diesel at various times of the day. You can leave it to chance to book on the day, but you might not...More

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david w
10 September 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
Rides on the visiting Swiss train are free of charge on a fist come, first serve basis.
david w
10 September 2018|
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Response from Allan D | Reviewed this property |
Best way to answer this question is to advise you to go to their website, all info required will be there and yes book, use the web site to book. The day we went up ALL trains were fully booked !!
Jean M
7 September 2018|
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Response from TJK6 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so, all exits are secured and plenty of suitable seating