The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway At Porthmadog

by Admin on 20/07/2010

This is a delightful steam train attraction, located north of Porthmadog town centre on the A487 (Tremadog Road), which appeals to families, couples and of course railway enthusiasts both young and old.

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Stopped At Pen-Y-Mount

Run mostly by volunteers, you take a short train ride (just 2 stops) on the branch line top Pen-Y-Mount. Then, you can either wait onboard, or temporarily disembark to watch whilst the driver’s cab uncouples, repositions & recouples at the opposite end of the train for the return journey.

Next, the train starts the short journey back, but stops at the 1st station where everyone gets the opportunity to explore the museum and engine sheds.

Inside The Welsh Highland Railway Engine Sheds

Inside The Engine Sheds

They are undercover & contain child friendly activities including:

  • A further miniature railway where the rails are just 7¼ inches apart, but still manage to carry passengers over a girder bridge and a miniature viaduct and through a tunnel.
  • Driver cabs for children & (adults!) to climb in & play with some controls
  • A miniature Thomas The Tank train set which works for just 10p in the slot
  • Interactive museum & history boards to read up about the local area

In all, the trip takes just under an hour & it flies by.

Train times & Fares (as at July 2010)

10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00

  • Adult £6.00
  • Senior £5
  • Child (under 5s are FREE) £3
  • Family (2+2) £15.00

Additional Information:

  • Postcode: LL49 9DY
  • Your ticket is valid ALL DAY – so you can ride as many times as you wish !
  • Wheelchair access, with a wheelchair accessible coach on all trains
  • Pushchair friendly !
  • Approx 15-20 FREE car parking spaces adjacent to the station
  • Further pay & display parking over the road
  • Cafe / Tea Rooms at the main station
  • Member owned registered charity No. 1039817
  • Website:
  • Tel: 01766 513402

This information has been provided to help families staying in North Wales find activities to do. If you have recently visited the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and would like to share your experience, please feel free to make a comment below.

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