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Snowdon Mountain Railway
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“high winds”(67 reviews)
“half an hour”(168 reviews)
Since 1896 Snowdon Mountain Railway has been welcoming guests to the little village at the foot of Snowdon, Llanberis in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, to experience the awe inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit of Snowdon the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Llanberis, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 1286 870223
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner as we both wanted to go to the peak of Snowdon but aren’t keen walkers. Glad we did take the train now. The price was reasonable I thought rather than having to walk 5 miles up to the top. The...More

1  Thank connorw33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Anglesey for the school half term. If you haven't pre-booked and it's a lovely day, make sure you are there by 9.30am as the trains sell out fast. Nice trip up, great views as a sunny day, but windows got steamed up quickly. Very...More

1  Thank clivef667
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Snowdonia I was hoping to use this railway as I have never climbed Snowdon. Sadly was unable to go as no dogs were allowed. Such a shame as I was really looking forward to this

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SnowdonMR, Guest Relations Manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Due to the comfort and safety of all of our passengers and staff, we only allow registered guide dogs on our trains. We’re a heritage narrow gauge mountain railway so we are restricted for space inside our carriages.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the steam train as we wanted to experience it. Luckily we had pre-booked it as all trains were fully booked on that day (which we understood is the case every day). The train was on time and is closed from all sides so...More

1  Thank khushnumb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the steam train in advance and so glad we did as it was a sell out on the date. The steam train itself is very authentic along with the carriages that you travel up on. As we went in late October there was...More

Thank JasperScarlett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the steam railway as a birthday gift. We were lucky to get the tickets the day before as I had checked many times on the website and it said sold out to till the end of the season. The steam engine ticket at £37...More

1  Thank ACUK
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is always a great outing regardless of the weather. There is something mystical about Snowdon. Pity the clouds didn't lift again for this our third trip up. Maybe next time! More time at the summit would be an improvement.

Thank Gwyn B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Wonderful experience, great little railway with informative staff could not be more helpful. Booked the tickets on the internet,so went to collect on the day and that was so simple.Just one criticism is that 30mins at the top is tight by the time you have...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 28 October 2018

amazing views very windy at the top though nice cafe at top with vegan milk for coffee thanks so much great gift shop at the bottom too

Thank zeus1964
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Snowdon mountain railway is a must when you visit Wales, it was a definite on my bucket list and I was not disappointed. Got tickets on the diesel coach on a bright sunny day and was absolutely mesmerized by the beauty of the mountains. The...More

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20 October 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
We're sorry to hear that you received a parking fine. The car park you are referring to is not owned or operated by Snowdon Mountain Railway. The Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis should be able to help you.
10 September 2018|
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Response from GNYMR | Reviewed this property |
I booked in July to travel in September, I’m glad I did as nothing was available on the day. To go on the Swiss train you just get in the queue.
10 September 2018|
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Response from Allan D | Reviewed this property |
Best way to answer this question is to advise you to go to their website, all info required will be there and yes book, use the web site to book. The day we went up ALL trains were fully booked !!