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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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Delightful railway

We rode on this railway and were not disappointed. Very efficient service through beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
jackiekay2017
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Superb example of a narrow gauge line

The Talyllyn offers the visitor a time past experience with modern day facilities. The train... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
volklf1
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Evesham
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The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol through unspoilt Snowdonia. Tywyn is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Railway Shop and King's Licensed Cafe & Bistro. The line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.We offer a great day out for all the family. Groups receive a discount when booked in advance.
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“nant gwernol” (51 reviews)
“dolgoch falls” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
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+44 1654 710472
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We rode on this railway and were not disappointed. Very efficient service through beautiful countryside. We had a good meal at Talyllyn Wharf, not overpriced. Toilets at the stations were clean. We would go again.

Thank jackiekay2017
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to us, we're very proud of our award winning toilets! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Talyllyn offers the visitor a time past experience with modern day facilities. The train typically victorian offers the traveller an experience of trundling up an obscure valley at speeds that help picking flowers but no worse for that. First Class is available which is...More

Thank volklf1
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

First visit for the Tallyllyn and we were not disappointed. The car park is a few minutes walk away from the station. Staff are friendly and very helpful. We boarded the front carriage which had nice seating and big windows and was right behind the...More

Thank ShirlTurner6024
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enojyed your visit to us, why not come back and experience the Victorian Train, it runs every Thursday in June, July and September.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous time on the Talyllyn. We spent half a day as our children are little and wouldn't have lasted a full day but we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a little pricey for adults but as a one off we didn't mind...More

Thank sjam123
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us, next time why not get our Children's Activity Book to keep them amused? We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We've visited many railways over the years, but the Talyllyn has a really unique feel to it, probably as it was the first ever preserved railway. From the immaculate loco and little carriages (all with sparkling brass), to the friendly and well presented volunteers and...More

Thank Stuart W
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Talyllyn Railway. We feel we are unique, with our feeling of a Railway with a Heart of Gold. The scenery always takes our breath away in every season. We look forward to seeing you again soon...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Spent most of the day here - did the round trip on the steam railway. Stopped off at Dolgoch Falls - lovely spot. Had lunch at the railway cafe excellent value and delicious especially the cakes! The railway journey scenery not as spectacular as some...More

Thank Sprost1
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went all the way up the valley and back. The trains from the 19th century are really impressive and you can see that this place is run by railway enthusiasts. All the volunteers were very friendly and helpful. There might be some more exciting...More

Thank TheDailyCrumpet
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Wonderful couple of hours spent on the steam train, you travel in comfort, it travels through beautiful countryside from Tywyn Station to Nant Gwernol, the last station has a excellent cafe, we had tea and very nice cake before our return journey. All staff are...More

Thank JackieBirminghamUK
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We called in for breakfast, it has a great cafe and bar, food good quality and reasonably priced, Steam Trains are great, tickets easily purchased at ticket office, some great staff all volunteering to keep this station and trains going, well worth a visit to...More

Thank Karyn65
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Started from Tywyn and to Nant Gwernol station at the end of the line. Will go again when kid gets older. Would like to see the waterfall next time.

Thank Ying Z
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Peter H
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of membership packages available. Visit the Talyllyn Railway website for more information about fees and membership benefits.
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laundrymancheshire
24 March 2017|
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Response from HK_Sydney2013 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the railway's terminus in the small town TYWYN, on the coast west of Dolgellau and Machynlleth. You travel uphill then back down again, takes about 1/2 day. Unlike the much more serious and highly engineered Snowdon... More
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RevJames2013
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Response from Tracey P | Property representative |
I must apologise for the delay in the provision of my reply. Yes single fares are available and you can also start your journey from Abergynolwyn as long as the timetable provides sufficient time for a return trip.
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