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Bala Lake Railway


Llanuwchlyn Station
LL23 7DD

Contact Details

Tel: 01678 540666
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.

For further information visit:


Off the A494 at Llanuwchllyn.

Prices and opening

2019 Prices: Adult £11.50, Senior £10.50
Child 3 - 15 (unaccompanied) £5.50
Family (1 Adult + 1 Child) £13.50, (2 + 2) £27.00, Additional child £3.00.
Under 3's free, Dogs £1.00 (Guide dogs free)

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
Tue 17 - Thu 19 Sep 2019
Sat 21, Sun 22 Sep 2019
Tue 24 - Thu 26 Sep 2019
Sat 28, Sun 29 Sep 2019
Thu 3 Oct 2019
Thu 10 Oct 2019
Thu 17 Oct 2019
Thu 24 Oct 2019
Sat 26 Oct 2019 - Sat 2 Nov 2019
Sat 7, Sun 8 Dec 2019
NotesSee website for train times.