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Talyllyn Railway

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“nant gwernol”(57 reviews)
“dolgoch falls”(54 reviews)
The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, being the Worlds First preserved Railway!. Our track runs for 7.25miles from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol through unspoilt Snowdonia. Our station at Tywyn is also home to the...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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All reviews nant gwernol dolgoch falls abergynolwyn station thomas the tank engine mulled wine narrow gauge beautiful countryside mince pies return journey lovely trip gift aid enjoyable trip all ages well worth a visit mid wales preservation society staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area then this is a 'must do' experience. The railway is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Tywyn / National Rail station. Unlike the other narrow gauge railways nearby this line has a lovely charm all of its...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jmgglg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff at every point along the route. Everywhere spotless clean. Lovely views along the entire route. I have read some reviews which say the view was poor through one side of the carriage and can't understand why they can't turn their heads to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mikekc55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The steam/coal train is a great experience to live especially if you were raised in the modern world. We consider it slightly overpriced - 19,5 pound ticket including a 3 pound voucher for the shop or cafeteria. Of you go there don't miss the waterfalls...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Giorgos M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second year of membership and get to ride several different railways with our membership. What a day we chose with bright blue sky’s and not a cloud in the sky and as usual a great trip onboard one our favourites, a must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 823duncanj
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you had a good time on your visit and even more so blessed with such good weather! See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best attractions in wale’s. Our kids really enjoyed the ride. It takes you to the history. Every piece of the railway is preserved as it is. Steam engines are stunning. Thanks to the management and the volunteers who keep this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chandimalp
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. As the World's First Preserved Railway we hope we have kept the charm of the railway as it always has been and is known for being the 'Railway with a Heart of Gold'. See you again soon!

Reviewed January 22, 2019

I have written reviews before for this little railway, I make no excuses for doing so again. We came down for the day for my Godsons and their sister's Christmas treat, 4 grown ups, 3 small children and 4 doggies. We had such a wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 133pollyj
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy you, your daughter and grandchildren, plus your furry family enjoyed your visit to Plas Nadolig. We try and improve year after year with the snow machines, mulled wine, mince pies and cookies, glitter tattoos and music. We'll have to start thinking of...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019

My parents have visited the Talyllyn Railway since the 1960s, and finally moved just around the corner from Wharf Station in 1976 so my father could be closer and volunteer more often. He gave most of his life to the railway and I've seen how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Julia W
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We did the ‘Steam and Scream’ Halloween trip which was good fun. Customers and staff dressed up and there was a lovely atmosphere. The trip included food in the cafe, some of which was suitable for vegans. At the end of the line there was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mrsmavis
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love dressing up here at the Talyllyn, we're so glad you had fun, we try and cater for every dietary requirement to make anyones visit perfect for them. See you later this year to do it all over again!

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We were holidaying in Tywynn and saw Steam & Scream advertised for Halloween. Myself, daughter and Grand children. Reasonably priced as it included food,tomatoe soup, burger, hot dogs, chilli and ice cream, cakes etc. The staff dressed up, Cafè was decked out all things spooky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sue R
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love making our events special for everyone so we are happy you found it as fun as we do. Do you dare walk through the haunted woods this year?

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We had great ride and some nice drinks in cafe. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. It is very well maintained and provides great joy watching the steam train running in

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jai1965
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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January 3, 2019|
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Response from Jai1965 | Reviewed this property |
We went in for a bargain as we were about 25 people.
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Daniel K | Property representative |
Yes you can take bicycles on the Talyllyn Railway, there is a small charge of £4.00 Single
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take a pram on the train but the falls is steep at times and uneven ground do not suitable for a pram