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Talyllyn Railway

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Address: Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1654 710472
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The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, running from...

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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A brilliant ride on the Talyllyn Railway more than 2 hours for a return trip, scenery i spectacular even saw a Red Kite a Majestic sight . a Rail enthusiasts delight.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A brilliant ride on the Talyllyn Railway more than 2 hours for a return trip, scenery i spectacular even saw a Red Kite a Majestic sight . a Rail enthusiasts delight.

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Delighted to learn that you enjoyed your day and even spotted the Red Kite. Call again soon. More 

Crich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have been to quite a few preserved railways in the UK and this is probably the best of them. The trains run on time, they are very clean and the staff are very helpful and seem to enjoy what they do. There are interesting places to stop of all along the railway and extra trains are run if there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to visit the Talyllyn Railway. From the moment we booked our tickets everyone was so friendly. My only regret was that we had not done any research so failed to take the opportunity of getting off at each stop and exploring the area. However, we did visit the waterfalls at Dolgoch. Absolutely beautiful. We also... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Lovely to receive your feedback and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with us so much. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to go on a steam train and today I did it. This place is a great attraction for all, the staff are friendly and helpful, the museum is great and is free to enter, and is all about short gauge railway, they have a great collection on steam engines, the staff in the museum are very... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The whole family had a great day out on the railway. We enjoy little trains but are not spotters. We had good weather and went up to Dolgoch where we got off to go up the falls. Back in time for lunch at the station which was ace. Loads to see and do. Price is a little high but worth... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a fabulous day out. We aim to deliver value for money and every ticket sale helps us to keep the railway working and the engine wheels turning. Please visit again soon More 

Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We got off at some falls and did a lovely long walk for a few hours and did not have time to make it to the end of the line. Such a cute and quaint railway. We were waved off from the station by staff! The staff take so much pride in their work and clearly enioy themselves. Excellent day... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Nice to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us. The team really take great pride in their work and we hope that everyone helped in making your day so special. Come back again soon. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is the oldest preserved steam railway. The station has a museum and lovely cafe where we had the famous Welsh crawl which was delicious and very reasonably priced. All staff were friendly and welcoming The train travels a through stunning countryside with stops including Dolgellau where it Is a short walk to the Falls There is a cafe at... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. If that was the case why such a low score? We just want every visitor to have a special day out. More 

Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a brilliant day out - a steam train ride through fabulous scenery. We found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful, they gave us lots of information about where the best views are (try and travel in the open carriage, it makes it really easy to take photos). Food in both the cafes is freshly prepared... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your day and enjoyed the fabulous views along the way. The open coaches are particularly great for taking in all the scenery. Please come again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely train ride though mid Wales, enjoyed by 2 X toddlers! Only criticism would be that some of the staff are rather miserable and clearly take their role too seriously. Well worth the trip though

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you found the train ride enjoyable. I am sorry to learn though that you found some members of staff that were not welcoming. This is extremely unusual and something that I wish to address. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For anyone who doesn't know this is the worlds first preserved railway! As you can see from the photos it's a narrow gauge railway set in stunning Welsh scenery! This was my second visit and a bonus was the fact that the pink timetable was operating because of the sheepdog trials on this day, meaning that 3 loco's were in... More 

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us. Always nice to receive feedback and we love to share your railway adventure. Please come again soon. More 

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