North Wales Sights



Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway Review

One of the region's most famous attractions is the rack-and-pinion Snowdon Mountain Railway, with some of its track at a thrillingly steep grade; the train terminates within 70 feet of the 3,560-foot-high summit. Snowdon—Yr Wyddfa in Welsh—is the highest peak south of Scotland and lies within the 840-square-mile national park. Weather permitting, trains go all the way to the summit; on a clear day you can see as far as the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, about 90 miles away. You can take two types of train: a modern diesel-driven version, or the brand-new "heritage" version, complete with restored carriages and working steam engine.

    Contact Information

  • Address: A4086, Llanberis, LL55 4TY | Map It
  • Phone: 0844/493–8120
  • Cost: Diesel service: £27 round-trip; Heritage service: £35 round-trip
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily; call for schedule
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  • Location: Porthmadog
Updated: 06-10-2013

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