Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4TY, UK 01286 872028

Llangollen Railway is a Heritage Railway line starting at Llangollen Station, located beside the Dee River Bridge in Llangollen Town and continuing 7 ½ miles upstream to the village of Carrog.

The railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley.

The line, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), passes through one of the most scenic and historically interesting valleys in Britain with the Berwyn Mountains towering above on either side as it follows the course of the River Dee. The Dee is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Historical sites abound, some like Castell Dinas Bran having Arthurian legends associated with them; during medieval times the valley was heavily involved in border warfare and the rebellion of Owain Glyndwr. As Britain moved into the industrial revolution the work of great engineers especially Thomas Telford, had a major impact on the valley. Telford was to build both the London to Holyhead road and the beautiful Llangollen Canal which flows close to the line.

The line is currently being extended another 2 ½ miles to the town of Corwen, which is hoped to be completed by Summer 2014.

There are great discounts offered to groups who prebook, prices start from £5 for a single journey, there is also the option to add on a Cream Tea to enjoy while you pass along the picturesque line.

Llangollen Railway offers service trains everyday from April to September, along with Santa Specials and Days Out With Thomas events for the children along with Jazz Trains and Real Ale Trains for the adults to enjoy. Visit the website for more information.

Phone Number 01286 872028
Building Number / Name Gilfach Ddu
Street Llanberis
City Llanberis
Region Wales - North Wales
Post Code LL55 4TY
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Address Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4TY, UK
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