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Bala Lake Railway

Bala Lake Railway

Bala Lake Railway
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Steam Railway, next open Sat 22 - Sat 29 Oct 2016, £5.50-£10.50



Llanuwchlyn Station,
LL23 7DD

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 28 - Sat 29 Oct Halloween Trains
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Santa Trains


For a perfect day out, why not ride a narrow-gauge train on the Bala Lake Railway, along Wales’ largest natural lake. Llanuwchllyn ('the village above the lake') is the headquarters of the Railway and regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala.

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. The 2ft gauge line offers a delightful 9 mile return journey along Llyn Tegid, through the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. The little trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral and woodland scenery, and of the nearby mountains, Arenig Fawr and Aran Benllyn.

The railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day’s visit to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). A round trip of about I hour can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing access to the lake shore at various intermediate points for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside; the shaded woodland nooks at Bryn Hynod are ideal for picnics, and there is a large picnic site by the beach at Llangower.

On most of our operating days we run four trains departing from our main station at Llanuwchllyn for an hour round trip at 11:00, 12:45, 14:20 and 15:55. In February and some dates in April, May, July, September & October there are three trains at 11:30, 13:20 & 15:00. Please see website for Timetable & Special Events.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 22 - Sat 29 Oct 2016
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016


Adult: £10.50
Child 3 - 15 (unaccompanied): £5.50
Senior: £9.50
Family (2 Adults + Children) : £25.00
Children under 3 FREE
Dogs: £1.00 (Guide dogs free)
All dogs must be under control at all times, please remember railways can un-nerve dogs

Bala Lake Railway does not accept debit or credit cards - cheque or cash only.



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Map reference: SH 882299  Lat: 52.85494 Long: -3.66180

Off the A494 at Llanuwchllyn
Free parking at Llanuwchlyn
Public Transport - Bus X94

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 23 miles from Barmouth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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