It’s also arguably the most scenic railway in Wales, taking in the Aberglaslyn Pass, Beddgelert, the foot of Snowdon, Llyn Cwellyn, before arriving back on the coast in Caernarfon and it’s majestic castle.
The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) or Rheilffordd Eryri, runs 25 miles from Porthmadog to Caernarfon on the north-west coast of Wales, making it the UKs longest heritage railway.
Trains run for half a mile (0.8 km) to Pen-y-Mount Junction, where the railway connects with the Welsh Highland Railway main line. The train stops at Gelert’s Farm halt on it’s return to allow passengers to visit a museum and a miniature-gauge railway.
The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway currently runs from March to November from their main station opposite the Network Rail station in Porthmadog (on Tremadog Road).
The return trip lasts an hour, which includes a free guided tour around the museum.
Aside from its iconic architecture, scenic surroundings and vast woodland gardens, Portmeirion is home to hip hotels, a huddle of historic cottages, a spa and award winning restaurants. During peak season (Late March to Late October), you can learn more about this unique village with free walking and train tours. Our Visitor Centre is open all year and can help with more information, books and maps.
Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976. He wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it.
Set in over thirty acres of countryside close to the historic village of Tremadog, our treks offer an exhilarating activity tailored to suit nearly all ages (sorry but the quads are unsuitable for children of under six years of age), all abilities and in all weather.
Whether you would like a relaxing family trip around our trekking centre to take in the scenery, or maybe you would like a more adventurous and challenging ride using all of your skill and strength to negotiate the bumps, dips and mud traps of our site... all can be catered for... or why not combine these options!
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