It 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. As the oldest railway company it still operate three of the original locomotives – over 150 years old - and original carriages, offering an unrivalled journey back into the golden age of rail travel.
- Souvenir Shop
- Part disabled access
Festiniog Railway Company
Harbour Station Porthmadog Gwynedd LL49 9NF
Daily 24 Mar-4 Nov. Santas in Dec.
By Bus: 1, 1B, 3, X323
By Rail: Porthmadog / 1 mile
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. 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.