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Bala Lake Railway
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“return journey”(20 reviews)
“free parking”(13 reviews)
“steam engine”(9 reviews)
Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Our 2ft narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral...more
Yr Orsaf The Station | Station Road, Llanuwchllyn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7DD, Wales
+44 1678 540666
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All reviews return journey free parking steam engine tea room friendly staff great value for money catch the train great trip worth a trip children aged lovely experience few hours north wales sunny day lovely scenery cakes whole family
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a rainy day - great little railway. Dog friendly (dogs £1) and really friendly staff. We did a return trip to Bala, having a 15 minute break there to watch the engine run round. Really enjoyed it.

Thank dylan3spot
Reviewed 4 days ago

This journey really takes you back in time. I remember the railway line running from Ruabon to Barmouth and this is a small part of this journey. Golygfeydd gwych.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a lovely scenic ride on the train here and enjoyed every minute of it until we actually got off the train at Bala station. There is nothing there! I wondered why most of the passengers stayed on the train as we got off smiling...More

Thank lurch45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best way of seeing the main parts of the lake at an unhurried pace! Happy staff enjoying their “home railway” .. and sharing it with you! Easy Parking at Llanuwchllyn, we arrived just in time having taken the narrow “B” road on the far...More

1  Thank Robin N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely journey on this railway.Nice people that were eager to share their love of steam.Beautiful views of the lake and a pleasant tea shop with delicious cakes at the turning point.We were lucky with the weather but even in the rain it...More

1  Thank Rosemary1913
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We rode this Narrow Gauge Steam Railway from Bala to Llanuwchllyn and back, for £11 each; this takes around an hour plus any stops you make, and there were picturesque views of Bala lake and the nearby Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy mountains....More

2  Thank David W
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We spent a week camping in Bala so thought we would try the Bala Lake Railway. It was very disappointing. The 30 minute journey from one end to the other was overpriced and the scenery during the journey was just average. We boarded the train...More

1  Thank JV_SWUK
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We parked for free at llanuchllwyn and got a family return ticket at the station. We thought tickets were good value given that the two trips on the train, along with spending a few hours in Bala looking around and having lunch, easily filled a...More

1  Thank kittykatcooper
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We boarded the train at Llanuwchllyn, where there is free parking, a cafe and a shop, and really enjoyed our return trip to the station near Bala. You get beautiful views of the four mile long lake, and can choose from open or closed carriages....More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the afternoon on the train (she doesn't normally come on these little train jaunts with me - but she indulged me on this occasion!). Lovely views across the lake. Free parking at Llanuwchllyn and friendly and welcoming staff. So, what's...More

1  Thank DevaBob
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Kerry Jones Ieu... J
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Nigel B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Check the website but I believe the first service isnt until Sunday 11th of February (Start of Half Term)
October 24, 2017|
Response from Tim G | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we are open this week on Tues 24th, Weds 25th, Thurs 26th, Sat 28th and Sun 29th Take a look at our timetable page on our website for train times Thanks Tim
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Tim G | Property representative |
Our main station at Llanuwchllyn is the one with the café and shop where you can relax under cover (if it is raining) waiting for the train. All trains have closed coaches so you won't get wet if the Welsh sunshine pours... More