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Talyllyn Railway

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Talyllyn Railway
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“nant gwernol”(53 reviews)
“dolgoch falls”(51 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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All reviews nant gwernol dolgoch falls abergynolwyn station thomas the tank engine mulled wine narrow gauge main station mince pies beautiful countryside rover ticket return journey lovely trip gift aid all ages well worth a visit enjoyable trip ticket office
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a train ride for six people we all really enjoyed our time there. The staff were really great and so friendly one gentleman took time to show me an old carriage they were renovating. The journey was lovely with wonderful scenery and as we...More

Thank crochetlinda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great narrow gage railway run but enthusiasts who were amazing to talk to and very informative. Don't miss the bacon and sausage sandwich was they are to die for. For those a little braver take the slide back down to the car park, guarantee it...More

Thank Oceanrhodes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Talylynn narrow gauge railway in west Wales is/was the world's first preserved railway. It currently runs from Tywyn Wharf to Nant Gwernol in a rollicking ride through green and leafy countryside up a valley for about an hour. The line used to service the...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked a trip on the Victorian Train which included a hamper and afternoon tea. We missed the train! The staff could not have been more helpful - they actually called a taxi for us to catch the train further up the line and...More

4  Thank jeanette c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This railway caters for every one and is superb with good catering at both Tywyn Wharf and Abergynolwyn. The toilets are beyond reproach being some of the best I've found. Can't wait to return. Friendly and helpful staff. Great website

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely family day out! Our main objective for the day was to explore Dolgoch Falls so we thought we’d leave the car at Abergynolwyn and head there on the train. The station staff were incredibly helpful in planning our day ensuring we had plenty...More

Thank dewaard
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad your family had a lovely day out and made the most of your day out with us. Come back and visit us when we hold one of our Real Ale Festivals.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in the area you must visit this narrow gauge railway. Fabulous views. Saw six buzzards this afternoon. Well maintained carriages and locos. All staff are very helpful and friendly. Wish I lived nearer!

1  Thank Jessica8882014
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

There are a fantastic selection of Buzzards and Red Kites along the Fathew valley for you to spot, along with Cormorants at Bird Rock close to Dolgoch station.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in mid wales you really have to visit this extraordinary Railway. It is a great place for adults and children alike and the staff are really friendly.

Thank white_Norwich
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, see you again next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Victorian Train this Thursday, and thoroughly enjoyed the special event, with a dedicated timetable that gave us extra running time on the Railway, the services of a well informed guide and , best of all, the photo opportunities at different locations, all...More

Thank Robin N
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our Victorian Train Experience, it is nice to hear that the experience was a pleasurable one. Our main asset is our Volunteers and Staff who love the railway as much as the visitors. See you again soon on your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great day out. Lovely weather, we stopped at Nant Gwernol and had a lovely nature walk through the woods. It was well worth the money. Wrap up warm it can be chilly!

Thank NatJoEvz
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's nice to hear that you had a lovely visit, the walks around Nant Gwernol show off the most of the Snowdonian countryside that we are proud to steam through.

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29 August 2018|
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Response from Dominquie | Reviewed this property |
As you can’t take strollers on the train 🚂 I would say no bicycles are not allowed up either.
17 August 2018|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take a pram on the train but the falls is steep at times and uneven ground do not suitable for a pram
7 August 2018|
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Response from StuartW2265 | Property representative |
Yes you can, they just need their own 'Rover Ticket'