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 R

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The Worlds First Preserved Railway. Running continuously since 1865, the Talyllyn Railway represents a step back in time to the Victorian Age!

Experience the nostalgia of historic steam trains in some of Wales’ finest landscapes. The railway starts on the southern Snowdonia coast at Tywyn, snakes through the foothills of Cader Idris to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.

The train clings to the hillside as it passes through woodland and over ravines, taking the route that the Victorians would have used daily. The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls or visit the beach.

NARROW GUAGE RAILWAY MUSEUM
Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond.

Tywyn Wharf station is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum which tells the story of little railways across Britain and King’s Cafe has hot and cold menus, lunch time specials and a licensed bar.

DRIVE A STEAM TRAIN EXPERIENCE
‘You blow the whistle, release the brakes and open the regulator. A hiss of steam and the train starts to move - the start of the journey and the start of an experience of a lifetime’.

Learn to drive a historic steam locomotive hauling your own private train, bring your family and friends to share the experience. On your exclusive course you will have the full attention of three, fully qualified Talyllyn Railway staff (a Driver, Fireman and Guard).

TALYLLYN RAILWAY WEDDINGS
The Talyllyn Railway's tea room at Abergynolwyn Station is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies. Make your Wedding Day extra special, yet different and less formal - hire a steam-hauled train to collect you and your guests from one of our Stations between Tywyn and Dolgoch and carry you to Abergynolwyn Station for the wedding ceremony.

The Railway Gift Shop

The Railway Shop at Tywyn Wharf station stocks a wide selection of transport related items, Talyllyn branded items, Welsh items, Welsh Crystal, videos, books, confectionery, jewelry, jigsaws, occasion cards and many other items.

King's Licensed Cafe

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Takeaways are available to take on your train journey and dogs are welcome.

The Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Explorer£22.00 per adult
Child Explorer£11.00 per child
Private 1st Class Compartment£100.00 per group
Private Compartment£80.00 per group
Private Saloon£150.00 per group

Extras to Add:
Carbon offset your journey: £1.00

Events

Friday, 29th March 2024 - Friday, 29th March 2024

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 RStations at Stations | Rheilffordd Talyllyn RailwayAn event open to everyone to attend which will enhance your understanding on the journey that Jesus Christ made on his way to the Cross.
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Saturday, 13th April 2024 - Saturday, 13th April 2024

Diesel Day at TalyllynDiesel Day | Rheilffordd Talyllyn RailwayJoin us for a day of unusual traction in the Fathew Valley!
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Sunday, 26th May 2024 - Sunday, 26th May 2024

A day of celebration for Talyllyn Railway volunteers tracksidersTracksiders Day | Rheilffordd Talyllyn RailwayCelebrating the success of our Tracksiders Group!
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Saturday, 20th July 2024 - Sunday, 21st July 2024

Awdry Extravaganza 4The Awdry Extravaganza 4The Awdry Extravaganza celebrates the life and work of Rev. Wilbert Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.
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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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Saturday, 21st December 2024 - Saturday, 21st December 2024

Carol Train | Talyllyn RailwayThere’s nothing quite like Carol singing to get you into the Festive Spirit… especially when it includes a Steam Train Ride.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • EV Charging
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

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.

Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (£1). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

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 Station is 300 yards from Talyllyn Railway Station

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Type:Narrow Gauge Railway

Talyllyn Railway, Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY

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Awards

  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022

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