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Talyllyn Railway

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Address: Wharf Station Neptune Road, Tywyn LL36 9EY, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1654 710472
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, running from...

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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Relaxing Steam Railway Trip

Drove to the station from Barmouth and parked in the station car park (£1 for the day) walked up to the quaint picturestic station of Talyllyn for our day rover tickets which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove to the station from Barmouth and parked in the station car park (£1 for the day) walked up to the quaint picturestic station of Talyllyn for our day rover tickets which allow you to use the trains all day. We had a lovely ride to Dolgoch and the stunning waterfalls which are just a short walk from the station.... More 

Thank Thanados
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely trip from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol along the first of the Great little Trains of Wales. Superb views and friend and helpful staff.

Thank Gill128
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day out with our dog 🐶on the railway- it was our puppy's first time on a train and she couldn't have been made to feel more welcome- and she loved it 😊. Couldn't fault the staff / volunteers - everybody was so friendly. The scenery along the journey was spectacular which was helped by the wall to... More 

Thank Alison H
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would say it is a must do activity will being there not only for the steam train experience but also the whole experience. The train, Talyllyn syltation, the train crew, the route ..... Recommendations; go down half way at Dolgoch to see the waterfall and have a snack @ the Dolgoch amazing experience. This will be better from just... More 

Thank Mo H
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been going here for probably 17 years, as I first went on it when I was 3 and now I am very almost 20. The staff are all friendly and very helpful, the shop has a very good range of things to look at and buy. Each time I have had food here, which sadly has only been... More 

Thank jimi12345
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Tallyllyn the world's first preserved miniature railway on the beautiful Mid Wales coast.A visit to Tywyn with its lovely sandy beaches. To complete your holiday a day out on this line one of The Great Little Trains of Wales is a treat not to be missed..Start or Finnish your trip with a meal at the station restaurant the food here... More 

Thank Chillikick26
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have been many times to this lovely railway and enjoy every visit. Volunteers are always friendly and helpful and full of information. The quaint carriages and narrow gauge engines are perfectly charming for both adults and children. The train wends its way up the Welsh valley with far reaching views of Cader Idris mountain, waterfalls and streams with the red... More 

Thank Lynne A
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a great little railway with some stunning views across the valleys of west Wales. As luck would have it, our journey coincided with a "half price week" which saved us at least £20 in admission prices. The car park was also a very reasonable £1. The round trip is a bit on the slow side - around 3... More 

Thank CockneyBrum
Batley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Brilliant ride through the Wales countryside with loads of waterfalls & animals to spot. Cafes at both ends. Well stocked varied gifts shop in Talyllyn. Added to the magnet collection at both ends. Superb afternoon outing. Great value for money

Thank jennyndave
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Been a few times now while out on the bike, they do a very nice Sunday lunch, also sandwiches and a soup of the day.....worth a stop if you look like old steam trains as well

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Tracey P, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review

Pleased to hear that you called in for Sunday lunch. Great to receive your feedback and call again soon. More 

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