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Llanberis Lake Railway

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Address: Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
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Private Guided Snowdonia and Conwy Day Trip from Conwy Valley
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Booked this when the sun was out only to find it pouring when our journey happened, this caused the windows to fog up but still enjoyed the experience and views. Good steam... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked this when the sun was out only to find it pouring when our journey happened, this caused the windows to fog up but still enjoyed the experience and views. Good steam attraction and worth the £8.50 per person

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fun time was had by all,not a long journey but fun for all ages with great views of the lake ,staff were very friendly and polite and helpful and really made for a good trip

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Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely experience even though the weather was not good, it was still a joy to ride the steam train and watch the world go by. The lake is large but lovely

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This railway used to take slate from the local mountains to the sea at Felinheli (Port Dinorwic); now the tracks end near the western end of the north shore of the lake and the train goes form Gilfach Ddu (sometimes from Llanberis) to the end and back. You can't get off at the end of the track (you have to... More 

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steam train travels part way along the lake side and back. Kids (and big kids) will enjoy the journey and there are some great lake vies you wouldn't otherwise get to see. Staff were friendly and polite and although its a quick trip, its a quirky and fun way to spend an hour.

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a real laugh with another couple we met. Sorry if you didn't. Great views of Snowdonia and the lake. So glad we did this trip as part of the slate museum and electric mountain. Not into steam trains particularly but you have to love it. Got to pull the whistle, what more could you want in life 😜

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Seriously don't know how anyone can rate this as an attraction, we felt throughly ripped off. Although advertised at over an hour long the journey in it's self is really quite short as the train does little more than fast walking pace. I was also under the impression that the railway went 'around' the lake, it most certainly does not.... More 

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cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this little railway for a long time. Each time we enjoy it. This visit was for the spooky train. It was suitable younger kids. We have my nine year old and she thought is was good fun looking out for the things on the prize map and stopping at the spooky station. They also do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went on the yearly visit to see santa with my 3 kids early December and all 3 loved it. From arriving at the station at Gilfach ddu to all the lights and the Christmas carols to the short journey down the track to have Santa greet them on the Platform. Quite an enjoyable event.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

fantastic day out amazing views. well worth the visit. The weather was perfect so of course that made a lot of difference.

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