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Railways / Heritage Railways

Bala Lake Railway

The line runs close to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) from Llanuwchllyn village to within half-mile of Bala centre giving a nine mile return journey. All trains are normally steam hauled. Signals at Llanuwchllyn are worked by our 1894 built signal box.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


The Station Llanuwchllyn Gwynedd LL23 7DD

  • 01678 540 666
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Open days

Daily 17-24 Feb, 27 Feb-2 Mar. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun & Bhol Apr-Jun, 14-29 Sep. Daily 13-25 Apr, Jul-12 Sep (not 6 Sep). Thu in Oct. Daily 27-29 Oct, 1-2 Nov. Halloween 26 & 31 Oct.


By Bus: X94

By Rail: Barmouth or Wrexham / 23 miles


Mon 15th Apr 2019: New Interpretation Centre Opens

The new centre is will be officially opened on 15th April 2019 and will soon have a dedicated website to describe the exhibits and our growing collection…


Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2019: Great Little Trains Model Show

Ysgol Y Berwyn Secondary School (A4212), Bala, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, LL23 7RU.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

Models / Railways

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: Festival of Transport

The Festival will feature a selection of vintage and classic tractors, motorbikes, cars, rally cars, stationary engines, classic Land Rovers, fairground,…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Military / Models / Motorbikes / Railways / Stationary Engines / Tractors

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Jun 2019: June Steam Gala

In addition to the passenger services, we’ll be running demonstration freight trains composed of former slate quarry wagons taken from our extensive…

Miniature Railway / Models / Railways

Sat 26th - Thu 31st Oct 2019: Halloween Trains

Be Prepared to be Scared!!! Trains will depart from Llanuwchllyn at 5pm and 6pm, please note that it is not possible to board these trains at any other…

Halloween / Railways

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Visit website for more details and booking. Trains will be hauled by two of our steam locomotives, suitably decorated. All trains will depart from Llanuwchllyn…

Railways / Santa

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