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Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

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Who doesn’t love a steam train

This was such great fun, the views were fantastic. A thoroughly lovely way to spend the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kerry W
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Family steam train.

I'll keep it simple ,excellent experience of keeping the past alive ,the staff all volunteers I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Howard S
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was such great fun, the views were fantastic. A thoroughly lovely way to spend the afternoon. We got a steam train on the way up, and a diesel train back. Ps. do pop into the static display at Welshpool, there is some really interesting...More

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'll keep it simple ,excellent experience of keeping the past alive ,the staff all volunteers I would presume were amazing with there smiling faces and enthusiasm ,take a bow your special 👏More

Thank Howard S
Charles S, General Manager at Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the compliments, Howard. Your assumption is right - there are the equivalent of about five paid staff behind the scenes for continuity and special expertise, but almost all the people you meet will be among the 260 volunteers without whose passion and commitment...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. An historic line with original engines. The carriages are a mixture from various places, I recommend sitting in a carriage from Zillertal Bahn from Austria. The railway is disabled friendly with toilets at both ends and an excellent tearoom at Llanfair. Journey...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 6 days ago

I don't what it is about Welsh Narrow Gauge railways but I've lost count of the number of times I've visited stations to find the last train has gone. This time I took no chances and we left home early to stop at Welshpool en-route...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited and took a trip on the train fory birthday. Sadly the steam engine couldn't be used due to the hot weather and the increased risk of a fire being caused. This however did not ruin the trip. The journey was so pleasant I smiled...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us and a dog went on the train the children really enjoyed themselves (plus us adults) rode on Joan the steam engine one way and on last train back was a diesel locomotive the guard Richard made the journey even better interacting with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the best little train in Wales. The train goes from Welshpool to Llanfair Caereinion and, with the return journey, takes around an hour and a half which for around £25 is excellent value. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. We made the...More

Thank Wixlet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss this if you are in Welshpool! The steam train journey is well worth the ticket price, guards all helpful and friendly, great tea room at Llanfair where you can get off and have a walk about : We were able to take our...More

Thank mrsfenemore
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of 4 Narrow guage Railways visited as part of a four night break. We were at Raven Square station in plenty of time for the first train so had time to patronise the shop etc before riding in one of the preserved...More

Thank S1228WQdavidm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the trip,It was so relaxing and great to be able to see the lovely countryside and wildlife without having to concentrate on driving,All the the staff were very friendly and thanked us for travelling with them,There is also a a cafe at the...More

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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