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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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Pretty Expensive

It seems to have gone up a lot in price since I was last there five years ago. It's quite fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MalcolmAB
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Llanllwni, United Kingdom
Friends Wedding

A wonderful experience- a pretty unique train ride on a steam train- great staff and beautifully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter_JW_Stephens
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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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 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, allow 4 hours for a round trip, visit to the museum and something to eat!. Groups receive a discount when booked in advance.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolgoch falls” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 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 1 week ago

It seems to have gone up a lot in price since I was last there five years ago. It's quite fun and you can come back on mainline rail to Machylleth.More

1  Thank MalcolmAB
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

An Adult Day Rover has risen in price by 2.4% a year since 2013 (£14.50 vs £17.25), we don't see this as extortionate due to increasing costs due to the ongoing increase in age of our fleets of Locomotives and Carriages dating from 1865. We're...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful experience- a pretty unique train ride on a steam train- great staff and beautifully scenic...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We won't talk about our delayed journey on the mainline train on this stinking hot day, but arrived at Towyn in plenty of time to walk to the Talyllyn and grab a bite to eat before catching the early afternoon train: as the cost of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a straight track from Tywyn up through the Welsh countryside. It takes about 40 minutes each way. Reasonable views, but nothing very special. Mostly sheep fields with Snowdonia hills in the background. At £17 return for a Senior plus £4 if you want...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rode the train to the end of the line and then did a lovely hour long riverside walk. Walked into the village and on to the next station to pick up the train back. Ride was great, everyone was friendly and welcomed our dog. Wish...More

1  Thank Chrissie1907
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're proud to welcome dogs and their well behaved owners to all areas of the railway including the carriages, shops and cafes. You'll have to come back and visit the waterfalls at Dolgoch, along with your four legged friend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a driver's experience excursion and what a fantastic 2 hours it was. Taught by 2 great chaps who were enthusiastic and great fun. Yes I did make the train move and stop. Family were in their own carriage and a very buffet was provided...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of 5 railways visited on a mini break to Wales and what a superb railway, delightful staff, excellent shop, museum and Café.( Goof food freshly cooked and a decent cup of tea) Take time to meander sedately through some glorious countryside on this delightful...More

1  Thank David H
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Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip on the railway. First Class is a little treat to savour when on holiday. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had enjoyable trip on this lovely railway a very pleasant journey nice scenery its run by volunteers who are extremely friendly and helpful On the station were you board the train there is a lovely cafe and there are toilets and at the end...More

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

We're so glad you had a lovely visit. As previously mentioned our volunteers always get praise in any review we receive. Our award winning toilets and 5 star hygiene in our cafes we are extremely proud of. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day out in rain (which it did all day) or shine really enjoyed the scenery and overall experience and would live to do it again.

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

Ah the great Welsh Sunshine, another excuse to visit again when we the weather is a lot better! See you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our trip on this railway. Scenery as you would expect in Wales very impressive. Volunteers gave great service and it was good stopping at the various stations including the one close to our accommodation.More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to us, many of our halts and stations are extremely convenient for various accommodation throughout the area and make a nice change from using the car. Every review we get seems to mention our great volunteers, so we are...More

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May 14, 2018|
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Response from Stuart W | Property representative |
Yes you can pre-book online. Prices for a day rover Adult £17.25, Senior £15.45, Child £2.70
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Charlie R
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Angela R | Reviewed this property |
No. I prefere to sit in the middle carriages.
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Peter H
April 22, 2017|
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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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