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Fairbourne Railway

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Address: Beach Road, Fairbourne LL38 2EX, Wales
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Lovely little railway!

Myself and my children loved this railway. It added a great part to the journey to Barmouth when linked with the ferry. It is very friendly and its size means you are truly up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clare C
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my children loved this railway. It added a great part to the journey to Barmouth when linked with the ferry. It is very friendly and its size means you are truly up close to the sand dunes and tunnel as you go through. To get free rides for a year when you gift aid is amazing value!

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Thank Clare C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable ride especially for young children. Took my son 20 yrs ago but enjoyed the ride again on my own. Combined it with a short ferry boat ride over from Barmouth.

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Thank TessL62
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, if 4 grown adults can get as excited as us pulling up at the miniature station then surely anyone would enjoy this wonderfully twee Welsh attraction! We wanted to cram as much into our day trip to Barmouth as possible and intended to get to the station earlier than we managed (due to traffic). We parked up just as... More 

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Thank JessieWelsh
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our timing wasn't great, riding the rails on the tail end of Storm Doris, but we had a lot of fun on this cute little railway. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had a bit of time to look around the (tired and not running) model railway and the children's play area at the station before departure. The... More 

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Thank CockneyBrum
Newbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Absolutely fantastic views of the sea and Mawddach Estuary. Very interesting coaches and trains. Kind and welcoming staff good food and nice cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Thank wrightjw1
Fairbourne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The volunteers do a great job keeping the engines and carriages sparkling clean; the cafe offers snacks and delicious coffees, a small film to watch while sitting inside, plenty of reading material and gifts. Situated in the Mawddach Estuary the views looking inland are stunning, until one arrives at the end of the line where the views open up across... More 

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Thank Julia W
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Today was our second visit to the fairbourne railway, as we giftaided our first Visit back in July, it entitled us to 12 months free travel which made today's visit free, this makes excellent value for money. Staff really friendly, and the journey although not huge in length is very nice. Worth catching the water taxi across to Barmouth at... More 

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Thank kdsf1
Crich, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Staying on the south side of the Barmouth estuary we decided to park at Fairbourne station and take the train to meet the ferry and spend the day in Barmouth. It was a great mini adventure and our dog loved it too. The train moves very slowly, but it allows you to enjoy the ride for longer. Trains ran on... More 

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Thank Drew186305
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The trip at a modest £9.50 for adult and £4.50 for children I felt was well worth the visit for that you could ride all day the journey takes you to the estuary at barmouth where you can then take a small boat ferry at £2 per person across to barmouth a most enjoyable and charming day out!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Travelled as a family with my grandson, tickets expensive for what you get but, if you gift aid your fare, the ticket lasts for 12 months of travel. Fairbourne is fairly dingy with no real attractions except for a convenience store and a couple of takeaways. The station for the railway at Fairbourne is fairly basic, there is a shop,... More 

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