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Ffestiniog Railway

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.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Festiniog Railway Company


Harbour Station Porthmadog Gwynedd LL49 9NF

  • 01766 516 000
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Open days

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.

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