North Wales is home to some of the most famous narrow gauge and miniature gauge railways in the world.
If you fancy exploring North Wales at a more leisurely pace then ‘let the train take the strain’. We have a concentration of some of the longest, most historic and most scenic heritage railways in the UK on our doorstep.
Narrow Gauge and Miniature Steam Trains of North Wales
It’s the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway, dating back two centuries and was used to ferry slate from the mountains down to waiting ships at Porthmadog. 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!
Welsh Highland Railway
The UK’s longest heritage railway runs ‘coast to coast’ from beneath the castle walls in Caernarfon for 25 miles to Porthmadog. The scenery is stunning as the line travels through the valleys and villages around Snowdon.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway has been carrying passengers to the summit of England and Wales’ highest mountain since 1896. It is truly one of the most spectacular train journeys you’ll ever take! Winding its way to the summit you will be treated to viaducts, waterfalls, stunning mountainscapes and unbeatable views across Snowdonia and out Anglesey.
Miniature railways of North Wales
If you are looking for something smaller we have a host of small gauge railways close by including our very own miniature gauge railway running 600m around our grounds! Here are a few of our favourites:
Llanberis Lake Railway http://www.lake-railway.co.uk/
Llandudno West Shore Miniature Railway https://www.nwmes.org.uk/
Conwy Valley Railway Museum http://www.conwyrailwaymuseum.co.uk/railway.html
Rhyl miniature railway https://rhylminiaturerailway.co.uk/