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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
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Tremadog Road, Porthmadog LL49 9DY, Wales
+44 1766 513402
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All reviews engine sheds short train ride mini train runaway train brass rubbing press buttons children involved runs round interactive things children and adults short line great fun staff were very friendly run by volunteers little boy well worth a visit all ages
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The Welsh Highland Railway is a very short but fun narrow gauge steam railway experience. The actual trip is fairly quick (it’s only a mile or so) but there’s lots of time to look at the exhibits in the engine shed which are very interesting....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here with 2 teenagers and a 3year old, the volunteers were out of this world. They took my wife on a solo train ride and then my teenager. Everyone took turns in changing the track points on a real train signal. The volunteers were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DigbeLegend
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A magical little line full of history and fun for the children and adults. The cafe has good quality hot and cold food with lovely Welsh cakes that went well with the tea and coffee. The people were very welcoming and made us feel quickly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Although the line may be a bit short, the railway is still brilliant! I went there with a few of my friends, and the staff was really friendly; they showed us around the shed and we even got footplate rides on Russel! The museum is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Madsk03
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Dad and I spent a lovely morning at this railway. The staff were extremely friendly (without being overbearing). With this railway you get a lot more than you expect, the actual railway journey isn’t very long (about a mile) but everyone can disembark at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Flick0121
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Not to be confused with the main Welsh Highland railway this short section is ideal for anyone who does not have time or has travelled on the other narrow gauge railway. I decided to opt for the footplate experience which was very good.The train crew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A must do if you are ever in the area. Great for train fanatics, children or people who like to do something different. The whole experience is about 1 hour long and the staff are very friendly and lots to tell you about how the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kieran p
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The kids loved this trip, but it’s way too short. The journey couldn’t have lasted more than 5 mins each way, and only the stop off at the railway museum saved it really. The kids got to go on an even shorter ride on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Interesting visit as others report but this railway needs to get together with the other Welsh Highland railway and run further rather than opposing each other. I noted they do have a junction with each other but politics of each other getting in the way....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 63joe
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The shed/ museum stop off is great if you have young children that want play on some real trains. I do hope this place is charging admission rates to look after the rolling stock, line and volunteers, as I feel it was rather expensive too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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6 September 2018|
Response from 63joe | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I've not got a dog, but other railway does as there were dogs on and big dogs were hard to pass on the small trains. I'm sure the website will tell you.
Stephen M
31 May 2018|
Response from Richard H | Property representative |
We carry a wheel chair ramp and have a carriage with wide doors. The crew will always be willing to assist.
21 April 2017|
Response from WHRBERT | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can, we have a specially adapted carriage with double doors. Looking forward to seeing you in July.