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Why choose Tal-y-llyn Railway for your corporate event?

The Talyllyn Railway, Bryneglwys quarry and Abergynolwyn village are a component part of a World Heritage Site, provide amazing snapshots of the extraction, processing, transport and community from the heyday of the Mid & North Wales slate industry.  The fascinating history of the slate industry in this corner of southern Snowdonia is waiting for you to explore it – climb aboard one of the Tal-y-llyn trains and step back in time!

The slate industry has shaped MId & North Wales’ physical landscape and its social and economic history for over two centuries – Welsh slate ‘roofed the nineteenth-century world’! The narrow-gauge railways were a crucial part of the industry’s transport system and success, and their designs and engineering were copied worldwide.

Group Travel & Charter Trains
You can charter your own train for your corporate event.  Charter trains can be provided for sole use of up to around 100 people, or a private carriage for a group.You'll travel along the beautiful Fathew valley before returning to private function rooms at either Tywyn Wharf or Abergynolwyn Station.

Catering options for all parties, charters and corporate hire are provided at King’s Café or Quarryman’s Caban, with options for hampers and drinks to take with you on your journey if you wish. Talyllyn can arrange any additional services you may require e.g. cold buffets, cakes, music and entertainment, to help make the event one to remember.

Tywyn Wharf - The Slater Meeting Room
The Slater Room, at Tywyn Wharf railway station, is situated on the Talyllyn Railway, the World’s First Preserved Railway. The venue can be organized in a variety of ways from presentation seating to a meeting room style with tables accommodating up to 25 comfortably and coffee, tea and a wide range of refreshments are available.

Driver Experiences
Accompanied and guided by an experienced Talyllyn Driver, you will take the regulator of one of Talyllyn's famous locomotives from the shed at Tywyn Pendre for a trip to the end of the line at Nant Gwernol and back.  The small size of our narrow gauge locos means that only one visitor can be on the locomotive at a time, so our Driver Experience trains really are EXCLUSIVE – the whole trip is yours.

On arrival, the Guest Driver will meet the crew, and the Talyllyn Driver will give you a safety briefing and will make sure that you are well prepared. 

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro 
King's Cafe at Tywyn Wharf station is open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings.

Also on site
Railway Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station.
The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond.
Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here.
Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (£1). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Guide Prices

Competitive rate - Call us to discuss your requirements.


Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Saturday, 3rd August 2024

Sunset Steam Special at Talyllyn RailwayLate Night Steam | Talyllyn RailwayTake an unforgettable train ride into the night…
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Tuesday, 6th August 2024 - Tuesday, 6th August 2024

Floral Trail at Talyllyn RailwayFloral Trail | Talyllyn RailwayThe Prettiest Train of The Year!
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Tuesday, 6th August 2024 - Tuesday, 6th August 2024

Tuesday, 13th August 2024 - Tuesday, 13th August 2024

Tuesday, 20th August 2024 - Tuesday, 20th August 2024

Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - Tuesday, 27th August 2024

Thursday, 5th September 2024 - Thursday, 5th September 2024

Thursday, 12th September 2024 - Thursday, 12th September 2024

Thursday, 19th September 2024 - Thursday, 19th September 2024

Thursday, 26th September 2024 - Thursday, 26th September 2024

Talyllyn RailwayThe Slate Trail | Talyllyn RailwaySee the Fathew Valley in a new light with our Sunset Steam Specials! Every Wednesday and Sunday in August.
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Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - Tuesday, 27th August 2024

Land Rover Rally at Talyllyn Railway, Wharf Station.Land Rover Rally | Talyllyn RailwayOur annual Landrover gathering is taking place on the 27th August.
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Saturday, 28th September 2024 - Sunday, 29th September 2024

Sunset Steam Special at Talyllyn RailwayHeritage Weekend | Talyllyn RailwayCelebrating our rich history as one of the first narrow gauge passenger railways!
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Wednesday, 30th October 2024 - Thursday, 31st October 2024

Steam n Scream PosterHalloween Steam and Scream | Talyllyn RailwayJoin us, if you dare, for a ghoulish evening train ride to Dolgoch Woods…
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  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Meeting venue type - Meeting Venue
  • Total delegates - 25


  • EV Charging
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi, Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right.

There is a Large pay & display car park 100 yards away. Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.

Public Transport Directions

Tywyn mainline railway station is 300 yards from Talyllyn Wharf Station.

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Talyllyn Railway | Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, TywynThe Narrow Gauge Railway Museum at Tal-y-llyn Railway is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles. From complete locomotives to tickets, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways.

One of the original Loco's, No.2 'Dolgoch' crosses the viaduct which shares it's name.  The loco has been in use since 1866 and is still used at the RRheilffordd Talyllyn Railway, TywynHistoric narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt southern Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

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