Places

Caernarfon

Caernarfon is twenty miles away from Porthmadog by car and the end of the line of the Welsh Highland Railway which starts at Porthmadog (or the start of the line depending on your point of departure). If you take the journey by rail, then it’s slightly longer at twenty-five miles, although you will be glad of the extra five miles of beautiful scenery.

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Porthmadog’s Heritage Railways

An introduction to the three heritage railways which start at the town of Porthmadog in Wales. They are The Ffestiniog Railway, The Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) and The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (WHHR).

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A Brief History of Porthmadog

Located on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog has a great selection of accommodation, shops and restaurants, making it the perfect base to tour the park and the coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula.

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Portmeirion

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.

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Birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia

Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was born in Snowdon Lodge (Tŷ Lawrence), Tremadog, on 16th August 1888. He gained notoriety leading an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

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