Railways in North Wales
The soothing clackety-clack of the train on tracks. Delightful scenery filling your window. The whoop of the whistle and the gentle buzz of good company. Is there a better way to explore North Wales than from the preserved carriage of a heritage railway?
We've got the longest, most historic and the most scenic railways in the UK. Come for a ride on North Wales heritage railways and rediscover your love of railway travel.
North Wales heritage railways are special. Take Ffestiniog. It's the world's oldest narrow gauge railway, dating back two centuries. It brought slate from the mountains down to waiting ships at Porthmadog, when Welsh slate was used to roof buildings around the world. Today you may find yourself travelling in a 150-year-old carriage. There's a lot of heritage and a lot of scenery to take in!
With routes all across North Wales, from a five-mile trip beside Llyn Padarn to a day trip on the Welsh Highland Railway, the UK's longest heritage railway, enjoy all the sights of Snowdonia from the comfort of a carriage. Combine a train ride with a hike or a leisurely day-trip to explore our towns and villages.
One North Wales heritage railway has the biggest views of all. Hop aboard Snowdon Mountain Railway, which takes you 3,506ft up to the top of England and Wales' highest mountain and fills every window with postcard views.
Younger ones can even meet Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen, where he still chugs a pretty 10-mile trip along the Dee Valley.
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