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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
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Always a great experience

I've recently returned to the Railway(4 years ago) after coming here since the mid 1960's through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SKirman
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Fantastic scenic train ride back in time

We were visiting from the Llangollen Railway and were made very welcome by all the railway staff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter D
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Bromsgrove, 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 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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've recently returned to the Railway(4 years ago) after coming here since the mid 1960's through to about 1982. The railway hasn't really changed all that much, although the staff are a lot friendlier than I remember, and some things have been updated(superb toilets at...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were visiting from the Llangollen Railway and were made very welcome by all the railway staff throughout the day. The weather was inclement to say the least (very typically un-Welsh of course!!) but this did not detract from the whole experience as the carriages...More

1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Railway ride on narrow gage steam locomotive was excellent & would highly recommended it. 6 adults & 1 child in our party & all found it an exhilarating experience. Return tickets were not too expensive. Total rail journey was approx an hour long one way....More

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

Sounds like you and your party had a lovely day, there are so many walks to do and all have a different feel to them. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a love for steam trains, and couldn’t wait to take this trip. The train is beautiful and cute and I’ll be returning very soon.

1  Thank Alex C
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your day with us, see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip on the Talyllyn Railway this morning. A round trip of more than two hours, we enjoyed the breathtaking views on a glorious morning. There was an opportunity to stop for coffee at one of the stations and great walks at several...More

1  Thank Annerees
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Talyllyn for a photographic charter to get photographs that normally visitors cannot get. The day was organised by the Railway using two of the fleet including the original 1865 Talyllyn. Many photographs taken by all and we were lucky with the weather...More

1  Thank volklf1
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the Photo Charter event, see you again at the next one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode on the stream train it has the old traditional seating and a conductor to clip your tickets . There was lots of country side to see a great day out for all the family .well worth a visit

1  Thank Carol P
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up from Swansea to Talyllyn Railway to sort out the wedding arrangements, we left at 07.30 and arrived at 10.55, we were greeted by Lorraine to go over the wedding day, we are going to hire the whole train for the day (prices vary,...More

1  Thank Michael H
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Congratulations are your forthcoming nuptials in May. We do love a Wedding! We try and cater for everyone with our Catering, be it Vegetarians, Vegans, Dairy-free and Gluten Free. See you soon for your Wedding!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My wife and I decided to take a return trip on the Talyllyn Railway just to break up our walking holiday. What a lovely trip we had. The railway station is kept immaculate and the food in the station cafe is very good, especially the...More

Thank Anthony D
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Loved this little trip on the mountain railway . Lovingly maintained by volunteers. I thought that it was a bit on the expensive side £38 for the two of us , but worth it . The cafe at Abergonolwen serves a huge piece of carrot...More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip on the Talyllyn Railway. £38 for 2 Adults does sound a lot at first, but you did Gift Aided your fare which allows us to claim the tax back from the Government, for this we thank you for...More

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Peter H
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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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24 March 2017|
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Response from HK_Sydney2013 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the railway's terminus in the small town TYWYN, on the coast west of Dolgellau and Machynlleth. You travel uphill then back down again, takes about 1/2 day. Unlike the much more serious and highly engineered Snowdon... More
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Response from Tracey P | Property representative |
I must apologise for the delay in the provision of my reply. Yes single fares are available and you can also start your journey from Abergynolwyn as long as the timetable provides sufficient time for a return trip.
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