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Most scenic train ?

London, United...
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Most scenic train ?

Hi everyone,

I have 2 full days in Snowdonia with my mum .

Please advise me about the most scenic railway .

My mum cannot walk long distances due to arthritis that’s why I’m thinking to take her on any transport to view the scenery .

Thank you

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1. Re: Most scenic train ?

The Welsh Highland Railway between Caernarfon and Porthmadog is scenic, but it's a long trip and there are not many trains each day,

The Festiniog is also pretty, taking you between Porthmadog and Blaenau Festiniog, which was once the slate capital of the world.

Perhaps your choice will be influenced by where you will be staying? There are ordinary trains between Llandudno and Blaenau Festiniog as well as the narrow gauge line from porthmadog, and the latter is also served by Arriva Traisn Wales from Machynlleth and Shrewsbury.

In southern Snowdonia, and also with a main line rail connection, there's the pretty Talyllyn Railway from Tywyn.

London, United...
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2. Re: Most scenic train ?

Thank you. That’s helpful.

We have a plan are to stay around LL55 post code (mountain train ) and have full day next day .

In that case do you advise to do Welsh Highland train because we have whole day and I believe that Welsh highland train shouldn’t be too far from mountain train.

We can also stay somewhere in between these two trains (mountain and Welsh ) but I need your advise on this that where about to base ? As I don’t know the area . I have a car so I can drive easily in between the attractions.

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