Outstanding scenery, comfortable carriages and historic steam trains await you here in the heart of Snowdonia. Glorious coastlines, ancient oak woodlands, mountains, rivers and castles, all beckon as you embark on your journey on award winning railways with the Steam Trains of Snowdonia.
With some of the most comfortable carriages on any preserved railway – standard or narrow gauge – you can step back in time to a more civilised age.
Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Snowdonia in comfort, with at-seat buffet service, snacks, refreshments and a fully-licenced bar featuring locally-brewed award-winning beers.
As the oldest railway company in the world still operating trains, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways know a bit about what makes a journey special. Even a short trip on the railways will help you unwind – so much so that you’ll want to do it all over again…
The Ffestiniog Railway is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Still operating three of the original locomotives – over 150 years old – and original carriages, offering an unrivalled journey back into the golden age of rail travel.
The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it.
Discover why engineers from around the world visited the Ffestiniog to see how it should be done.
The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK’s longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, then through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. Passengers ride in some of the most comfortable carriages on any heritage railway in the UK, including first class Pullman luxury and freshly-cooked food delivered to your seat.
For more information go to http://www.festrail.co.uk/