Welsh Highland Railway

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The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon where trains start from beneath the castle walls for the journey to Porthmadog.

The trains, hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives, climb from sea level to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.

Passengers ride in some of the most comfortable carriages on any heritage railway in the UK, including first class Pullman luxury and freshly-cooked food delivered to your seat.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Caernarfon Station (LL55 2YD) is situated close to the Castle on St. Helen's Road; there are three large public car parks within 10 minutes walk of the station in addition to a small car park at the station itself. Follow the brown signs through the town.

Accessible by Public Transport: Bangor station is 10 miles away.

Welsh Highland Railway

Type:Narrow Gauge Railway

St Helen's Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2YD

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