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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

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This railway is timeless. The scenery is stunning and if you're a bit hard up just go half way to... read more

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We visited both the Ffestiniog and the Welsh Highland Railway during a recent short stay in North... read more

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The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13 1/2-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We are recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway company in the world, being...more
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Harbour Station Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
+44 1766 516024
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Reviewed today

This railway is timeless. The scenery is stunning and if you're a bit hard up just go half way to Tan-y-Bwlch from Blaeneau. Kids ride for free with an adult. Good catering on the line too - it's brought to you once they take your...More

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We visited both the Ffestiniog and the Welsh Highland Railway during a recent short stay in North Wales. Each line has its own special character, but both are truly outstanding. All the staff are friendly and the coaches clean and tidy with an at seat...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this little railway to Ffestiniog from Porthmadog, Very popular with coaches, so carriages get very full.

1  Thank Hazel W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic scenery, fantastic steam engines. It is expensive, but when you work out how long you are on the journey it is good value for money. On board catering is a nice touch and reasonably priced.

1  Thank Daren C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ffestiniog to Porthmadog and Porthmadog to Caernarfon are quite different journeys. The Ffestiniog weaves through mountains and the Welsh Highland twists through valleys. Both railways are immaculately kept and operated by volunteers. If you are visiting North Wales these railways are a must-visit.

1  Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a fantastic trip. We had pre booked our tickets and the ticket office handed over our tickets and also sold us a ticket for our dog for £3 return. The train was already in the station in pristine condition and every carriage was...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have previously travelled on the Festiniog line and years ago had walked the trackbed near Beddgelert of what is now the WHR. Beautiful scenery on the way to and from Caernavon and the opportunity on some bends to include the locomotive in the photo!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply something not be missed-indeed worth a special trip on its own. Sturdy Victorian era steam trains pull/push restored passenger cars over incredibly scenic routes including fine view of Snowdonia National Park. We only had time to go to the halfway point and...More

1  Thank MWitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to via normal rail, we came south from Colwyn Bay to Bleanau Ffestiniog, and caught the train to Porthmadog. Some great views. Highly recommended.

1  Thank malc1005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please take the time to enjoy this interesting and historical journey through the picturesque landscape that Wales has to offer.Well worth the money from Porthmadog to Caernarfon scenic waterfalls flowing down from the mountain side to the smell of the steam from the engine as...More

1  Thank Jeannie E
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12 September 2018|
Response from sgreig-ffwhr | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do allow dogs on our trains in our standard class carriages, they have a ticket of there own at a cost of just £3 we do however ask that they do not sit on seats or tables please. We look forward to seeing you!
Gail M
9 September 2018|
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Response from newwoman09 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs allowed but not in first class carriages Third class carriages quite adequate for the journey £3 a ticket for the dog