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Bala Lake Railway

Yr Orsaf The Station | Station Road, Llanuwchllyn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7DD, Wales
+44 1678 540666
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Choo choo

Had a lovely time on the Bala steam train and it's not over priced. Lots of rail enthusiasts are... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
eagleking66
via mobile
Pleasant ride... but too expensive and not much to see...

Went on the 1.20 ride on Saturday. Tickets were £26 return for two adults, two children (aged 14... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Soss73
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Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Our 2ft narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral and woodland scenery, and of the nearby mountains, Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.The railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day’s visit to Bala Lake. The round trip of 1 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. There is access to the lake shore at Llangower station for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Yr Orsaf The Station | Station Road, Llanuwchllyn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7DD, Wales
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time on the Bala steam train and it's not over priced. Lots of rail enthusiasts are involved in keeping the train and track in good order for visitors to enjoy. Best to catch the train in Llanuwchllyn to Bala and then back...More

1  Thank eagleking66
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Went on the 1.20 ride on Saturday. Tickets were £26 return for two adults, two children (aged 14 and 9) and a dog (really appreciated the fact that dogs were welcome on board). Didn't really know what to expect... The ride was about 25 minutes...More

2  Thank Soss73
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The railway itself is gorgeous, the little engines capturing all our imaginations. Alice and George B being our 4yo daughter's favourites. That said, other than the run up the lake and back there really isn't much else to see. We were hoping for a couple...More

1  Thank deBoogle
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Really good way to get to bala. Good fun and lovely sights. Lovely staff. Inexpensive. Loved it Kids on trip loved it. The station got little cafe too.

Thank Tigeryohann
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here on 23rd August for the 11am trip Unfortunately the train broke down about 3 mins from Bala Didn't ruin the trip, they offered a full refund which we declined and no one on our carriage seemed annoyed or upset Yes was disappointing...More

Thank Alexbw2008
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the steam train journey and the staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful . Our kids have a book about "Alice the little Welsh engine" who runs on the railway and they had such delight in meeting the star of their book!!

Thank 862garetht
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Have been before, but always try & include the railway in our itinery. Free parking available at Llanuwchllyn.

Thank haymarket64b
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely trip on the little train....not much to see though as trees blocked view of the lake for most of the journey but kids enjoyed.

Thank Rowena J
Reviewed 23 August 2017

After wlaking and climbing for six hours we got the train back to Bala. Very interesting and enjoyable.

Thank sheenakidd
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is an incomplete review of the railway as we left shortly after arriving. We never saw a train! On the Saturday morning my wife and I had visited the Fairbourne railway and enjoyed a nice trip along the line. Once back at Fairbourne we...More

4  Thank Straightforward_Andy
Tim G, General Manager at Bala Lake Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for your review, and I’m sorry we didn’t live up to your expectations. We welcome all feedback and will take on board the comments you make so we can improve on our service. We are all entitled to our opinions, the overwhelming number...More

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Sally W
24 October 2017|
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Response from Tim G | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we are open this week on Tues 24th, Weds 25th, Thurs 26th, Sat 28th and Sun 29th Take a look at our timetable page on our website for train times Thanks Tim
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Manchip
1 August 2017|
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Response from Tim G | Property representative |
Our main station at Llanuwchllyn is the one with the café and shop where you can relax under cover (if it is raining) waiting for the train. All trains have closed coaches so you won't get wet if the Welsh sunshine pours... More
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