Railways

Enjoy the magnificent landscape of North Wales on board a narrow gauge steam train

Railways near Glanfa Holiday Cottage

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Image: Steam Train On The Festiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

One of Wales’ top tourist attractions, the The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the World, taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The train climbs over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it.

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Snowdon Mountain Railway

Image: Snowdon Mountain Railway

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway that travels for 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it's all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.

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