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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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Brilliant day out

A lovely place to visit staff helpful and welcoming. The train was very well kept and ran on time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenann1972
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Pickering, United Kingdom
good family attraction

This was a good day out even though the weather was a bit chilly. There were 18 of us ranging from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
neet48
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit staff helpful and welcoming. The train was very well kept and ran on time. The views from the train great. The station at Tywyn is well presentered and the cafe served a good variety of food. The museum is worth...More

Thank Jenann1972
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good day out even though the weather was a bit chilly. There were 18 of us ranging from 8-92 and we all enjoyed it. Lovely walks from the stations. Only criticism was that the prices were not transparent so we were charged...More

Thank neet48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the grandchildren, 3 & 6. They were excited and not disappointed. Lovely period carriages, comparatively modern engine and a great run inland. There was a red kite hovering above the field to our left on the way up, looking for disturbed prey. It...More

Thank Moz C
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Talyllyn Railway, the Red Kites are breathtaking aren't they? We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it here, especially the Twywn station with an excellent cafe, shop & museum. We all loved it, from young children to grandparents. A special place to visit

Thank jusu3108
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us here at the Talyllyn Railway, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous views of the valley on a beautifully restored narrow gauge railway. I'd love to have spent time to see the waterfalls at dolgoch but too much walking for elderly parents. Nice to be able to get on and off the train and explore. The...More

Thank Knightnurse69
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again, maybe next time you can explore the beautiful Dolgoch Falls.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure about "great train ride but little else" this little railway has something for everyone, the real train enthusiast, the family looking for a great day out, historians, everyone. The trains are not only fun, but real. I mean they are real trains, trains...More

Thank Lee R
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you for your review! You obviously share our passion for this little railway tucked away in Southern Snowdonia. We all grew up with Thomas The Tank Engine and made us the enthusiasts we are today. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter Sam 's quizzical expression and normal funnel surprised me-I thought his was a squashed one to help steaming. This journey at a stately 9.567 mph from the level meadows of Twywyn to the moist frosted uplands of southern Snowdomia is for those who like...More

Thank Chris A
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. To explain why Peter Sam aka Edward Thomas has a normal funnel please see the extract below from Wikipedia; "In 1958, Dr Giesl-Gieslingen approached British Railways to offer a free trial of the ejector. When this offer was turned down,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice railway with a very pleasant journey, very interesting narrow gauge railway museum at Tywyn station, and also an excellent shop stocked with a wide range of items, a very good cafe at Abergynolwyn, all run by friendly and helpful staff.

Thank bigal275
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really did love this experience. Attended a wedding held on the train, with the ceremony itself at a station - such a fantastic idea! The train runs through some spectacular scenery, with sweeping green valleys and the occasional waterfall. The train itself was gorgeous and...More

Thank splashcat
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wasn't it a lovely wedding?! Loved the Ivor the Engine theme music they walked out to. Why not come back for a return visit to explore the railway and area further?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The train was good value for money. But these guys need to look at what others are doing to enrich the visitor experience.... Look at north Yorkshire railway where you can visit the engine Workshop and the displays of before and after restoration works... Super,...More

Thank Geoff B
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Peter H
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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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laundrymancheshire
23 March 2017|
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Response from HK_Sydney2013 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the railway's terminus in the small town TYWYN, on the coast west of Dolgellau and Machynlleth. You travel uphill then back down again, takes about 1/2 day. Unlike the much more serious and highly engineered Snowdon... More
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RevJames2013
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Response from Tracey P | Property representative |
I must apologise for the delay in the provision of my reply. Yes single fares are available and you can also start your journey from Abergynolwyn as long as the timetable provides sufficient time for a return trip.
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