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Talyllyn Railway

Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
+44 1654 710472
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My favourite steam railway - and I've done lots!

As I'm married to a railway fan I get to see lots of steam railways. We returned to this one after... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
An enjoyable day out

Our second visit. We parked at Abergynolwyn station which is where trains have a refreshment stop... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Malcolm B
Nottingham, 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 days ago via mobile

As I'm married to a railway fan I get to see lots of steam railways. We returned to this one after a gap of 20 years - without young children this tinge and it held its appeal. We journeyed up in the saloon carriage with...More

Thank Juniperberry29
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our second visit. We parked at Abergynolwyn station which is where trains have a refreshment stop. Really friendly staff and a lovely setting. We love the ride with the beautiful and varied scenery. The museum at Tywyn is one of the best. We had an...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Called in for breakfast today with some friends. Greeted by friendly staff who were very efficient and prompt at serving us a delicious cooked breakfast with black pudding bacon sausage eggs beans hash browns and toast. Special mention to Pippa who served us with a...More

1  Thank Martinalvis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the train journey on a rainy day to get out and keep the kids entertained. I loved that you could have a carriage to yourselves and it made our journey more relaxing knowing our boisterous toddler wasn't interrupting anyone. Beautiful scenery and...More

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second time on the Talyllyn. Last time two years ago. Still operating to high standards of spit, polish and customer service, with brass gleaming and staff smiling. Travelled the track once again from beginning to end (and back again) and thoroughly enjoyed both the narrow...More

Thank WartzNHall
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful trip on the railway. Amazing scenery, friendly staff and lots of little extras. We loved the gentleman playing the harp at the top of the hill whilst we enjoyed refreshments from the cafe. As a special needs school party, we can't...More

Thank EllieBelly2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had Sunday Lunch there. It was FAB! I had nut roast and my husband had lamb. There were 7 different veggies as well as roast and mashed potato. We both had apple crumble to which was lush! You need to book as it is...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This train ride takes about 50 minutes, and every minute is worth it. The train is the one that inspired Thomas the Train, and all of us enjoyed it, even the 4 year old. The trip through the country was amazing. We had Sunday lunch...More

Thank TannisRob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an amazing railway. It runs for about 7 miles through stunning scenery in the south of the Snowdonia National Park. Starting at Tywyn on the coast, it runs inland through a beautiful valley and up into amazing woodland. Plan your day around...More

Thank JakeFulmar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at the Tal Y Llyn railway. Went all the way to Nant and then one stop back to get some lunch. Steam engines were running so doubly better.

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Peter H
23 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.
24 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
1 September 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.