Welsh Highland Railway
Telephone: 01766 516000
The Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s newest railway.
Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
The trains, hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives, climb from sea level to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.
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It may be worth checking out Welsh Highland Railway's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Welsh Highland Railway before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
From May to December on selected dates with full schedule available on their website
Vegetarian options are available on our trains and in our cafes across the railway. Please ask for other dietary requirements.
"Can I have one of those?"
Our souvenir shops are packed with gifts and toys to suit all ages.
"i need a wee"
Toilets and baby changing facilities can be found at any of main stations. Basic facilities can be found on our trains too.
and baby come too...
Milk and Baby food warming facilities are available at our cafes.
"are we there yet?"
Porthmadog Harbour Station is on the A487 on the edge of the town. There is a small car park at the station, the town car parks are just a few minutes’ walk away. Caernarfon is on the A487. Follow the brown signs through the town to the public car park by the station. You can also reach Porthmadog by using national rail network. There are also local bus services available passing close to our stations.
...got any top tips?
Buggies and push chairs are welcome on our trains, see the guard for stowage. There are two short tunnels on the railway, our trains are lit however please do speak to the guard if you have any concerns regarding small children. There are a number of minor stations and request halts along the route. You are welcome to board at any station. Why not visit our second railway the Ffestiniog Railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Travel on both our railways within one week at a special discounted rate by buying our 3 in1 rover. This is also valid on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (Porthmadog). Most trains have disabled access as well as our main station stations having full disabled facilities.
Prices & Admission
Wide selection of destinations, ticket types, and classes available online
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