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Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway


Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
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The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is a steam operated narrow gauge railway in Wales. It runs between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion.
Narrow Gauge Railway Station | Raven Square, Welshpool SY21 7LT, Wales
+44 1938 810441
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All reviews narrow gauge rolling stock steam engine lovely journey tea room return journey beautiful countryside santa train welsh countryside working hard journey takes sierra leone booking office wooden seats market town mid wales great trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The railway depends on volunteers to keep this railway running we stopped for coffee in the tea rooms which serves delicious home made cake and scones we found the staff most helpful the place is well cared for and clean We do plan a future...More

Thank Curiosity787957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little dubious at first but we being two families were laughing the whole train journey. It's a must to do with the kids.

Thank mark f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This railway is about 8 miles long and runs through the scenic Banwy Valley. The station at Llanfair Caereinion is well worth a visit even if you do not catch the train. The tea room serves freshly made food, including bara brith which is delicious....More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What a charming little railway with views to keep you smiling all the way along the line. Been here twice now in the last few months and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. If you time your journey right to Welshpool you can take a short walk...More

Thank lurch45
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Great day out today on the Welshpool railway lovely scenery and great travel on a piece of history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Made my first visit to this wonderful railway in September 2018 and wow wow wow - it certainly wont be my last. Everybody involved with this railway should be rightly proud of what they have achieved over the years. We arrived early at Llanfair station...More

2  Thank andy22462017
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A lovely return journey through gorgeous Welsh farm scenery with a beautiful steam locomotive working very hard up the steep gradients. Stand on the balcony of the first coach to fully appreciate the sights, sound and smell of steam! Park at Welshpool, do the return...More

1  Thank 65KeithV
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We have travelled this line before on the "Fish and Chip" run and thoroughly enjoyed the treat and scenery. We returned with a group of friends to make a day of it. We were a group of 10 so we got a discount and a...More

Thank collettee303
Reviewed 3 September 2018

brilliant overall experience, staff/volunteers were amazing they knew everything you needed to know about this wonderful little gem. We went from Llanfair to Welshpool and back again both journeys were really good. We saw parts of the countryside that could only be seen from the...More

1  Thank denisecorke
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is the many of the narrrow gauge railways in Wales, i last visited here about 50 years ago! The railway staff were friendly,cafe facilities were great. I went on in Llanfair plenty of parking, the run it self to Welshpool gives a lovely ride...More

Thank morthin2015
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david e
6 August 2018|
Response from Charles S | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for asking. Yes, dogs are welcome, but like other passengers they need a ticket at £3, single or return. They are not allowed in the eating area of the tearoom, unfortunately, except for registered assistance... More
Karen T
26 June 2018|
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Response from Psychosian | Reviewed this property |
We went with a friend in a wheelchair and they have a lift to get on and off the train. Worth ringing in advance to let them know as they’ll get it ready. :)
Les S
29 May 2018|
Response from Kevin H | Property representative |
Hi, We do allow dogs to travel for a small fee (£3.00, or £2.50 if booked in advance via our website). We regret that dogs are unable to go in the seated area in the tearoom at present, but on most days there is a carriage... More