Railway Retreats in Snowdonia, Wales

Railways in Snowdonia, Wales


If you love steam trains then Snowdonia really is the perfect spot for you, and Dolffanog makes the perfect base.

The Talyllyn Railway is the world's first preserved railway and is only a short drive from Dolffanog Fach. It's a lovely day out for people of all ages and is a must for young Thomas the Tank Engine fans. Rev. Awdry was one of the earliest members of the Talyllyn Preservation Society when it was formed in 1951. He became a volunteer on the railway and for his 10th book in "The Railway Series" he based the Skarloey Narrow Guage Railway on Talyllyn and his trains Skarloey, Rheneas, Peter Sam and Sir Handel was based on Talyllyn's engines - Talyllyn, Dolgoch, Edward Thomas and Sir Haydn.

There are many more Railways in the area. Click on any of the links below for details. As our sons our obsessed with trains we are working our way through all of them and will be happy to recommend our favourites.

Bala Lake Railway


More information on: Bala Lake Railway.

One of the Great Little Trains of Wales, the railway offers a delightful 9 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train along the shores of the largest natural lake in Wales.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways


More information on: Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways.

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832. The railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or even tunnelling through it.

Snowdon Mountain Railway


More information on: Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Travel in style and comfort in brand new carriages. Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3560 ft. dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

Corris Steam Railway and Museum

More information on: Corris Steam Railway and Museum.

The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2' 3") railway whose origins date back to the 1850's. The line was initially built as a horse-and-gravity-worked tram road to carry slate from the quarries of Corris Uchaf and Aberllefenni.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

More information on: Vale of Rheidol Railway.

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train. Sit back, relax and enjoy a nostalgic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in Wales.

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

More information on: Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. The vintage train also stops at the heritage centre, where you can get off for a FREE guided, hands on tour. Climb on the engines and see how things work - Railway Book and Souvenir Shop and period Tea Room. Miniature railway around the works open on busy days - and when we get to the other end - Pen y Mount, why not get off and watch while the guard changes the signals and points?

Romantic getaways and breaks in Snowdonia Wales

Romantic Getaways and Breaks

Enjoy romantic getaways, outdoor adventures, family breaks, and business stays with us. We are the ideal venue for a Honeymoon in Snowdonia - one of the most beautiful, scenic parts of the UK. ....

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