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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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Nice place for railway enthusiasts

We went all the way up the valley and back. The trains from the 19th century are really impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reutlingen, Germany
Great Afternoon

Wonderful couple of hours spent on the steam train, you travel in comfort, it travels through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, 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
Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went all the way up the valley and back. The trains from the 19th century are really impressive and you can see that this place is run by railway enthusiasts. All the volunteers were very friendly and helpful. There might be some more exciting...More

Thank TheDailyCrumpet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful couple of hours spent on the steam train, you travel in comfort, it travels through beautiful countryside from Tywyn Station to Nant Gwernol, the last station has a excellent cafe, we had tea and very nice cake before our return journey. All staff are...More

Thank JackieBirminghamUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for breakfast, it has a great cafe and bar, food good quality and reasonably priced, Steam Trains are great, tickets easily purchased at ticket office, some great staff all volunteering to keep this station and trains going, well worth a visit to...More

Thank Karyn65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started from Tywyn and to Nant Gwernol station at the end of the line. Will go again when kid gets older. Would like to see the waterfall next time.

Thank Ying Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out. Parked at Abergynolwyn station and walked over to Nant Gwernol station at the end of the line - lovely walk, steep in places. Train ride was excellent on a lovely day - recommend sitting in the open carriage for the best experience....More

Thank mikeb49379
Daniel K, Public Relations Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Talyllyn Railway. Our open carriages are extremely popular and are loved by all. The mountain you probably saw from Tywyn is Cader Idris, the 9th highest mountain in Wales. Only 192 metres smaller than Snowdon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely day spent on Talyllyn Railway. Such a peaceful way to travel and the views and cakes were gorgeous ☕️

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly recommend this steam railway which travels through the beautiful countryside with great views. Plenty of stops so you can get off and explore the forest and waterfalls before stopping at one of the cafes and heading back. The station at Talyllyn has a...More

Thank Jenny242017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant way to see the beautiful countryside in the Fathew valley. Five wonderful little steam trains were out Staff friendly and informative. Train was immacuulately maintained.

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were nice steam train to waterfalls to visit it is nice to see train and also a lot of culture to see. Nice for quiet mountains

1  Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled the train from Dolgoch to top, walked around the old quarry (about 5 miles); train to the bottom and back up. Reasonable train fares with only £2 extra for 1st class. Trail walks at the top and also worth stopping to look at Dolgoch...More

1  Thank Jan710
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Peter H
22 April 2017|
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.
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
31 August 2016|
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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.