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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. By using our Porthmadog trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways and other attractions in Porthmadog.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways reviews
Amazing trip! Beautiful views and scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Porthmadog to Tan-Y-Bwlch (although a little gutted not to have gone the whole way to Blaenau Ffestiniog due to Covid... more »
On the off chance we phoned to see if we could travel, staff on the phone were AMAZING, DESPITE COVID we had a great return trip to Beddgelert. Bought the hamper - great idea and super convenient... more »
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. A travel to past and kids enjoy every bit of it. Wonderful scenic beauty and the steam engines was a special experience. Could not enjoy the full trip as it runs only from March to Oct. But the half term visit was so a wonderful time. Can order tea, coffee, soft drink and cakes in train.
Wonderful. Travelled First Class in real comfort. Remarkable locomotive engineering which the driver explained clearly. A marvellous return trip. Do not forget your camera.
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