Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, Porthmadog

Categories: Valleys, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Tours
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4.7/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
Along the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, enjoy one of the UK's most scenic train rides. Founded in 1832, this is the world's oldest railway company according to the Guinness Book of World Records. You'll travel 21.7 km (13.5 mi) from the harbor at Porthmadog to the slate-mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, passing through the forests and mountains of Snowdonia National Park along the way. The steam locomotive and heritage cars behind it gain 213 m (700 ft) of altitude along the journey, making numerous tight turns and even completing a full spiral. The windows are large and clear, so keep your camera ready for landscape shots throughout the journey. To visit Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways and get the most from your holiday in Portmeirion, create itinerary details personal to you using our Portmeirion trip itinerary maker.
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  • Well worth the money. The nostalgic steam railway is worth a visit. Refreshments are available and the staff are very helpful and polite. Highly recommend! 
  • We traveled on this railway during Victorian Weekend. We loved seeing all the old trains at the stations & enjoyed our ride in the first class car from Blanau Ffestigniog to Porthmadog. It was fun bei...  read more »
  • The journey was very pleasant and a lot of nice views. The carriage was lovely and was very accommodating. 
  • Brilliant. Absolutely an experience of a lifetime the scenery and views are out of this world. Something to treasure for ever. It's that good that every time we go to Wales we spend a day on the rails. The children thinks its class too and love going on it too.
  • If you are a steam train enthusiast then this a must. Views are stunning, the on-board catering very good, just sit back and relax. The longer trips can work out more expensive but that is to be expected. Recommended (if you like 🚂)
  • I'm not sure who loved it more - kids or me? All the way with my head stuck out the window like a dog... Loved every minute of it, the views are breath taking. If you have spare afternoon then this is one of the best ways to spend it!
  • Great little railways of Wales, great trip on the WHR. Double headed on the return, well worth the upgrade to observation car, but check which end of the train it is otherwise you will be right behalf and the engine
  • Beautiful scenery and excellent day out for all on the steam trains. Good catering, Greta souvenir shop and staff that are always happy to help.
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