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Cambrian Coast Railway

Harlech, United Kingdom
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AnnieM452 wrote a review Sep 2020
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom794 contributions380 helpful votes
We got the train from Penhelig station which is a request stop and took the train to Porthmadog, about 1.5 hours. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great so we didn’t see the scenery at its best but is was still great to be a train that follows the coast, almost on the beach at times, with the hills on the other side. It was good value for the two of us and a different way to see the area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jilly2903 wrote a review Jul 2019
Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom1846 contributions640 helpful votes
Hubby and me visited Harlech a couple of days ago on Wednesday. Harlech Train Station is one of 33 stations on the scenic Cambrian Coast Railway Line. Some of these individual stations are listed separately on T.A. but Harlech isn't. From Harlech, you can travel north all the way to the end of the line in Pwllheli. Trains run every 2 hours (approximately). Facilities are minimal. There are visual departure/arrival screens and audible announcements. Unfortunately, the whole site is not wheelchair friendly. There are no toilets but the Council public toilets (recently refurbished) are close by on the main A496 road near The Queens Hotel. It is possible to walk up the The Castle (big) and Town Centre (small) but this is via a very steep lane!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Mintyburble wrote a review Jun 2019
Chesham, United Kingdom399 contributions123 helpful votes
I didn’t even know this was considered an attraction. I just saw it as a means of getting from A to B. The scenery north or Dovey is stunning. Got the coast and salt marsh on one side and the mountains on the other side. Trains aren’t very often, one every two hours and a lot of the stations are request stops. I am glad that I had the opportunity to ride this train on more than one occasion. It follows a part of the Welsh coast that is unrivalled. I can’t think of another like it. Some of the Devon trains from Paddington have a bit of nice coastal scenery but nothing like ad much as this.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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jwhi2014 wrote a review Jan 2019
Reading2151 contributions73 helpful votes
Cloudless sky day with sprinkling of snow on the mountains and 1000 start to Criccieth (never been before). We stayed there for about an hour and caught the 1137 or so from Criccieth back towards Barmouth. Stopped off for a couple of hours at Porthmadog (not been there since 1977). Charming and everyone hard at work at the railway to get things ready for the 2019 season. Back on the train ready for anther stop at Harlech. Climbed the hill to the castle and sat in the superb restaurant there sipping coffee and enjoying a sandwich while looking at snow covered Snowdon and Harlech castle to the left. Back to Barmouth after dark but a wonderful day. It would have been even nicer had the windows been cleaned but it was January.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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flybazz wrote a review Nov 2018
Paisley, United Kingdom1002 contributions126 helpful votes
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Beautiful scenic railway 🛤line through Welshpool Machynlleth Aberdovey Barmouth Porthmadog to Pwllheli or to Aberystwyth. A true rare taste of mid wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Great value for money easy to book and an absolute must see in terms of Railway 🚂routes
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Date of experience: November 2018
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