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“Fantastic little railway!”

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We'd been before but many years ago, we were pleased to see the car park is still free & the cafe & shop are still good value.
A family ticket was about £22 and for an hour or so activity we think this represents good value.
Miles & Caleb were our young volunteers/guards and were friendly throughout.
For the price the train goes up to Pen Y mount, here the guard will let children help with the signals while the train recouples then it's on to Gelert farm where you can go on the miniature train as many times as you want & see the old engines in the museum. Then back on the train back to Porthmadog.
A great little train ride.

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"great fun"
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"little boy"
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Although only a short line it is well worth visiting for the time spent at Gelert's Farm museum and engine shed, which has some fascinating exhibits. The staff were friendly and helpful, which is always a bonus.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This little railway is certainly well worth the visit as it a great place to visit no matter what your age my be. It may not be a very long train journey but there is certainly plenty to see & do for everyone to enjoy. The shop is very large & is well stocked with a good variety of products to enjoy.

1  Thank peterentwistle1
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Plus points:
Reasonably priced
Volunteers friendly
Shop and cafe excellent
Museum half way up the line is interesting

Negative Points:
Journey short
Carriages uncomfy

On the whole best suited to younger children who would find a longer journey boring. However not bad value for money

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Day five of our holiday and we were pretty much exhausted. We decided to have a quiet day 'close to home' so headed in to Porthmadog. The Welsh Highland Railway was fairly cost effective at just over £21 for a family of four. There aren't many places you can visit for a little over £5 each these days!

The station is well kept and looks like it came straight out of a Thomas the tank engine story. The journey itself is relatively short but the carriages and trains were beautifully restored and preserved. On the return visit you visit the engine sheds and museum which is really interesting. Plenty of Railway facts for the adults and things to play with for the kids. Definitely worth the money.

1  Thank Iain W
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