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this is a wonderfully maintained quarry railway which takes you on a 4hour return trip to the old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
avensis52
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Oxford, United Kingdom
A must-see attraction

I so enjoyed spending a morning travelling up and down the whole track, stopping off for tea and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
21kimmy21
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a wonderfully maintained quarry railway which takes you on a 4hour return trip to the old slate mines the scenery is wonderful with woodlands fields and the odd waterfall . dogs are allowed on the train there is a shop at the mid...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I so enjoyed spending a morning travelling up and down the whole track, stopping off for tea and cake on the way back. It is wonderful to see such dedication from enthusiasts and volunteers, and the museum was excellent - I particularly enjoyed finding out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems to have gone up a lot in price since I was last there five years ago. It's quite fun and you can come back on mainline rail to Machylleth.More

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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

An Adult Day Rover has risen in price by 2.4% a year since 2013 (£14.50 vs £17.25), we don't see this as extortionate due to increasing costs due to the ongoing increase in age of our fleets of Locomotives and Carriages dating from 1865. We're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience- a pretty unique train ride on a steam train- great staff and beautifully scenic...

1  Thank Peter_JW_Stephens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We won't talk about our delayed journey on the mainline train on this stinking hot day, but arrived at Towyn in plenty of time to walk to the Talyllyn and grab a bite to eat before catching the early afternoon train: as the cost of...More

Thank David_and_Jane_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a straight track from Tywyn up through the Welsh countryside. It takes about 40 minutes each way. Reasonable views, but nothing very special. Mostly sheep fields with Snowdonia hills in the background. At £17 return for a Senior plus £4 if you want...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rode the train to the end of the line and then did a lovely hour long riverside walk. Walked into the village and on to the next station to pick up the train back. Ride was great, everyone was friendly and welcomed our dog. Wish...More

1  Thank Chrissie1907
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're proud to welcome dogs and their well behaved owners to all areas of the railway including the carriages, shops and cafes. You'll have to come back and visit the waterfalls at Dolgoch, along with your four legged friend.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a driver's experience excursion and what a fantastic 2 hours it was. Taught by 2 great chaps who were enthusiastic and great fun. Yes I did make the train move and stop. Family were in their own carriage and a very buffet was provided...More

Thank johnlapworth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of 5 railways visited on a mini break to Wales and what a superb railway, delightful staff, excellent shop, museum and Café.( Goof food freshly cooked and a decent cup of tea) Take time to meander sedately through some glorious countryside on this delightful...More

1  Thank David H
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip on the railway. First Class is a little treat to savour when on holiday. See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had enjoyable trip on this lovely railway a very pleasant journey nice scenery its run by volunteers who are extremely friendly and helpful On the station were you board the train there is a lovely cafe and there are toilets and at the end...More

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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you had a lovely visit. As previously mentioned our volunteers always get praise in any review we receive. Our award winning toilets and 5 star hygiene in our cafes we are extremely proud of. See you again soon.

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15 May 2018|
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Response from Stuart W | Property representative |
Yes you can pre-book online. Prices for a day rover Adult £17.25, Senior £15.45, Child £2.70
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Charlie R
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No. I prefere to sit in the middle carriages.
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of membership packages available. Visit the Talyllyn Railway website for more information about fees and membership benefits.
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