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Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

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“narrow gauge”(24 reviews)
“rolling stock”(12 reviews)
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About
The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is a steam operated narrow gauge railway in Wales. It runs between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion.
Contact
Narrow Gauge Railway Station | Raven Square, Welshpool SY21 7LT, Wales
Website
+44 1938 810441
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I dont normally use this sort of thing but i felt i had to. This is by far the best railway i have EVER been to (and ive visited most!!) and today we did the santa train. The angry review it got before can only...More

4  Thank marymouse82
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Disappointed with the Santa special train. The train journey itself was fine but the Santa costume worn by the 'Santa' looked like it came from Poundland and the 'Elfs' were just wearing Christmas jumpers. The gifts given to my young daughters were just wrapped in...More

4  Thank Richard O
Charles S, General Manager at Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

I'm very sorry that Richard and his family didn't enjoy our Santa Special train, as the overwhelming majority of families who visit are very pleased with it. Santa's costume was a replica of a Victorian Father Christmas frockcoat and certainly didn't come from Poundland. On...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The railway depends on volunteers to keep this railway running we stopped for coffee in the tea rooms which serves delicious home made cake and scones we found the staff most helpful the place is well cared for and clean We do plan a future...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little dubious at first but we being two families were laughing the whole train journey. It's a must to do with the kids.

Thank mark f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This railway is about 8 miles long and runs through the scenic Banwy Valley. The station at Llanfair Caereinion is well worth a visit even if you do not catch the train. The tea room serves freshly made food, including bara brith which is delicious....More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

What a charming little railway with views to keep you smiling all the way along the line. Been here twice now in the last few months and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. If you time your journey right to Welshpool you can take a short walk...More

Thank lurch45
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Great day out today on the Welshpool railway lovely scenery and great travel on a piece of history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Made my first visit to this wonderful railway in September 2018 and wow wow wow - it certainly wont be my last. Everybody involved with this railway should be rightly proud of what they have achieved over the years. We arrived early at Llanfair station...More

2  Thank andy22462017
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A lovely return journey through gorgeous Welsh farm scenery with a beautiful steam locomotive working very hard up the steep gradients. Stand on the balcony of the first coach to fully appreciate the sights, sound and smell of steam! Park at Welshpool, do the return...More

1  Thank 65KeithV
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We have travelled this line before on the "Fish and Chip" run and thoroughly enjoyed the treat and scenery. We returned with a group of friends to make a day of it. We were a group of 10 so we got a discount and a...More

Thank collettee303
Reviewed 3 September 2018

brilliant overall experience, staff/volunteers were amazing they knew everything you needed to know about this wonderful little gem. We went from Llanfair to Welshpool and back again both journeys were really good. We saw parts of the countryside that could only be seen from the...More

1  Thank denisecorke
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is the many of the narrrow gauge railways in Wales, i last visited here about 50 years ago! The railway staff were friendly,cafe facilities were great. I went on in Llanfair plenty of parking, the run it self to Welshpool gives a lovely ride...More

Thank morthin2015
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david e
6 August 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for asking. Yes, dogs are welcome, but like other passengers they need a ticket at £3, single or return. They are not allowed in the eating area of the tearoom, unfortunately, except for registered assistance... More
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Karen T
27 June 2018|
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Response from Psychosian | Reviewed this property |
We went with a friend in a wheelchair and they have a lift to get on and off the train. Worth ringing in advance to let them know as they’ll get it ready. :)
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Les S
30 May 2018|
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Response from Kevin H | Property representative |
Hi, We do allow dogs to travel for a small fee (£3.00, or £2.50 if booked in advance via our website). We regret that dogs are unable to go in the seated area in the tearoom at present, but on most days there is a carriage... More
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