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Llanberis Lake Railway

Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 1286 870549
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Pleasant trip with lake views

A nice little return trip for about an hour with great views of the lake, although the hard wooden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek H
Freckleton, United Kingdom
Lake view

Have been to this area before but never got the chance to take the train ride round the lake. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 1286 870549
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little return trip for about an hour with great views of the lake, although the hard wooden benches in the carriages are not built for comfort.

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to this area before but never got the chance to take the train ride round the lake. A group of us took the one hour trip which was nice to see although the weather wasn't as good as it could have been we...More

Thank nocera1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this railway during a visit to Llanberis, as part of a group. The return trip takes around one hour and gives excellent views of the lake and mountains, recommended.

Thank B7152FJpeterw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our three year old and it was just the right length of time for him to sit and enjoy. He loved the fact that the train was a little mini steam train with wooden carriages (and so did I)! The views of...More

Thank Louisa412015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointing experience. you sit in a cramped compartment looking at the lake, go forward for like 20 mins and come back the same way, its much more worthwhile to rather walk in the same direction for an hour to take im the view.

Thank Sakib B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Llanberis Lake Railway as we were not able to get on the Snowdonia Mountain Train. Had a late breakfast in the cafe and a wander around the gift shop before boarding the train. Lovely views of the lake, Snowden and surrounding park area on...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caught the train at the far end of the lake,had planned to walk round but it started to rain heavily.We asked the conductor about taking our dog with us,which was fine,the train was packed,We were taken to the far end of the train,and were kindly...More

Thank sandgaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mountain railway was closed because of bad weather so we took this trip instead. Nice as a diversion.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this ride as we very unable to get tickets to the Snowdon mountain train - it was sold out. The time could have been spent better by simply going for a walk by the lake - and could have saved us what appears...More

Thank MvMortensen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train was crowded with people as the Snowdonia peak railway not running due to weather. It NOT a real train, just a mini mine engine with tiny wooden carriages that goes only a couple of miles beside one lake with views no better than...More

Thank Ian P
Emlyn P, General Manager at Llanberis Lake Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry that your experience was not up to the high standard we always strive to achieve for all our visitors. Please call me on 01286 870549 and I will be happy to discuss what went wrong on this occasion and how we can...More

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26 June 2017|
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Response from Chloe B | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I am very very familiar with this business! So it's a journey along the side of the lake, not around it! It depends where you get on so if you get on in the village, it travels all the way to the end without stopping... More
2 June 2017|
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Response from Kilikamae | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we just walked into the station shop and got 2 tickets, easy and it was quiet on a Sunday afternoon.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Emlyn P | Property representative |
We apologise for this inconvenience. We have experienced difficulties with our telephone system today but please do try again as the problem has been fixed.