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Up the chuffin’ mountain

The most important thing to know about this attraction is to book in advance. You can do this on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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A must do in North Wales !

Mount Snowdon - Highest in Wales, in fact highest anywhere out Scottish Highlands. Two ways to go... read more

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Siddhesh K
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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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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Mount Snowdon - Highest in Wales, in fact highest anywhere out Scottish Highlands. Two ways to go to the summit. You can take a moderate hike for 2.5 hours one way or take the Mountain Railway to reach the top. The most important thing to...More

Thank Siddhesh K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Feel the car park opposite the station should display a notice when the Snowdon trains are fully booked.This will then give tourists the choice not to pay the £8.00 car parking fee.The car park itself is unkempt considering there must be at least 100 cars...More

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SnowdonMR, Guest Relations Manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're sorry to hear that you were unable to purchase tickets for the train, we do advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment. We have our own car park behind the station on Victoria Terrace. The car park opposite the station is not owned or operated by...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most important thing to know about this attraction is to book in advance. You can do this on line or in person at the kiosk. Do your research and choose your day to visit according to the weather if you can. Trains are frequently...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here we are at the Snowdonia Mountain Railway. Booked online. Tried booking before but it’s very popular so online is best for tickets but maybe not best weatherise. We arrived early as we wanted to make sure we were in time to pick up our...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most important thing is to book in advance to ensure your seat we chose the steam train which was a great decision as the diesel was very cramped with twice as many seats. We were lucky in that the weather was good and the...More

Thank ConnyWasser100
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to book in advance to be able to go on the train. If you go on the day you cant garantee to get tickets as they sell out quick. Was a very nice day to go on the train. You share a compartment...More

Thank Anniemarie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rip off. £8 to park. Weather was bad, didn't see any views. Uncomfortable train. Expensive cafe, couldn't sit as walkers had put sopping wet coats on seats. Wouldn't bother again.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were booked on the 9.30 train with allocated seats. The guard/lookout in the carriage was very pleasant and interesting. Enjoyable visit to the summit (despite low cloud at summit and very poor visibility).

Thank AG30Hamster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Oh my god. This was amazingly scenic/ beautiful/ mesmerising etc etc. The changing scenery as you ascend/ descend is fantastic! Its been on my bucket list and now ive done it! The mist was down at the summit but made it atmospheric. Added to the...More

Thank tracyward
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit but need to book in advance as it is very popular the scenery on the way is amazing lovely cafe at the top

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david w
10 September 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
Rides on the visiting Swiss train are free of charge on a fist come, first serve basis.
david w
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 !!
Jean M
7 September 2018|
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Response from TJK6 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so, all exits are secured and plenty of suitable seating