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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
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“steam train”(251 reviews)
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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 516057
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A brilliant day out for the whole family. Booked this as a birthday treat and we had a lovely day. Arrive early as there is limited parking however we were advised that there is an overfill car park nearby. We arrived at 10 am and...More

1  Thank ACUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wow... my husband got a wonderful gift from his work colleagues for his 50th birthday and we were made up with the gift. On arriving at the station we found it easy to park at the station and we went to the platform were...More

1  Thank LynseyD44
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Lynsey, I am so glad that you both enjoyed the special experience for your husband's birthday, we always strive to exceed the expectations of our visitors. I shall pass on your kind compliments to Kieran and am glad that he looked after you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value, great scary atmosphere, nice food, entertainer and fireworks in the woods. I think the engine was having "issues" from the number of stops on route and the slightly concerned expression on the guard's face as he kept coming through the train with his...More

2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family of four we took the train half-way along the line before returning to Porthmadog. The staff were brilliant, happy to help anyway they could (most are volunteers). The trains and carriages are clearly well looked after and maintained. It's a very gentle...More

1  Thank Mogster22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to take time to thank the fantastuc staff at Porthmadig station who enabled ny dusabled son to enjoy and treasure such a wonderful day. His autism is signufucant and usually prevents such excursions. He was so keen to do it and the staff...More

2  Thank RAFurlong
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am so glad that you had a great trip with us and that your son enjoyed himself and made special memories, it is important to us to know we helped. I will make sure that Ruth the guard and Samantha, the lady in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on this great little steam train. Amazing scenery, ancient woodlands, waterfalls and mountains, so much to enjoy. It was cold but sunny on our trip which made it even more enjoyable. Lights refreshments and hot and cold drinks were...More

1  Thank Blondie2969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This narrow gauge Rail Trip is a sheer delight. Wonderful views of Welsh countryside - amazing mountains and valleys - a gasp at every turn. And all pulled along by Steam - whist sitting in a restored carriage. Excellent food service on board. The trip...More

1  Thank neil l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for a return journey from Blaenau to Porthmadog and wasn’t disappointed. Firstly we were lucky that it was a sunny day so got to see the scenery. The steam train itself and carriages were were clean and historical. Staff really friendly, bringing snacks...More

2  Thank Deano_1007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the train in Caernarfon to Travel to Porthmadog. The carriages are exquisite. Can be quite cold though. Paid £39.80 each for a return trip. Was well worth the money for the experience and the spectacular views of Snowdonia. Even just hearing the toot...More

1  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title suggests we travelled along way to visit the railway, and boy was it b worth it , for me it is the best heritage railway in the UK, friendly staff lovely engine and rolling stock, and the most beautiful views I've witnessed,...More

1  Thank Steven O
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11 October 2018|
Response from TheStarofWoo | Reviewed this property |
We did the Ffestiniog line a few years ago, from Porthmadog to Ffestiniog and back. Quite honestly we were very disappointed. Apart from the unique 'complete circle' bit where the little train increases or decreases height... More
11 October 2018|
Response from sgreig-ffwhr | Property representative |
Hi Kath, both lines are very beautiful but I would suggest that the Ffestiniog being a heritage line rather than mainline gives a nostalgic feel to travelling through the beautiful scenery and there are stunning mountain and... More