Snowdonia Coast Town Tour by Rail - Day 4

Thursday - Our itinerary today is for a short ride on the Cambrian Coast Line to the terminus at the ‘capital’ of the Lleyn peninsula, Pwllheli; we spend the day here and then return down the line to Porthmadog for the evening..



We return to the Cambrian Coast National Rail station at Porthmadog to catch the 10.53 train for Pwllheli; today we stay on the train to the end of the line and the journey will take about twenty minutes.

See Points of Interest Barmouth-Pwllheli for notes on today’s short trip.

We call at Criccieth at 11.00 and there are also two request stops; arrival at Pwllheli is due at 11.15.

Pwllheli has a population of nearly 4,000 and is the main market town on the Lleyn peninsula; it grew around the shipbuilding and fishing industries and a nearby granite quarry. The town was given its charter as a borough by Edward, the Black Prince, in 1355.

Exit the station, turn left; cross the road for the Tourist Information Centre, straight on for Y Maes and then right at the roundabout for Stryd Moch/Gaol Street and side streets for eating places and shops.

Or exit the station and straight ahead over the road and into Penlan Street for more places to eat and shops.

Porthmadog railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli. The station is located less than a 5 minute walk from the town centre and connections to the heritage railways is via a 15 minute walk.

High St, Porthmadog, LL49 9HT


Snowdonia Town Tour Journey Notes 2 - Barmouth to Pwllheli.

Barmouth Railway Station, Station Approach, Barmouth, LL42 1LS



Your tour of Pwllheli should have found you somewhere you fancy for some lunch!


A walk to the promenade for the afternoon? Take the road in between the station and the Tourist Information Centre - Pen Cob and then Embankment Road; the start of the promenade is about half a mile.

The return train is at 15.37 with arrival at Porthmadog 16.00. Or you can spend some more time here and catch the next train at 17.42 - this arrives Porthmadog at 18.05. For either journey, there is just the one scheduled stop at Criccieth plus two request stops.


Another chance to try one of Porthmadog’s restaurants and cafes.


Our second and final night in Porthmadog.

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