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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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Fun little trip

The kids loved the steam train journey and the staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful . Our... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
862garetht
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth a visit, for the views of the Lake!

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

Reviewed 24 August 2017
haymarket64b
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“return journey” (15 reviews)
“bala lake” (53 reviews)
“friendly staff” (15 reviews)
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Yr Orsaf The Station | Station Road, Llanuwchllyn, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7DD, Wales
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+44 1678 540666
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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

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great fun, fabulous views of Bala Lake. You can stop at the Station for a snack. Stop halfway to play on the lake shore. Variety of Trains which are kept tip top by a group of volunteers. Friendly team and happy to show you around...More

Thank G6074NNlorrainer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Enjoyed a lovely ride on the Bala Lake Railway. There's a decent little cafe, shop and toilets at Llanuwchllyn. Dogs are welcome and it's wheelchair friendly. A lovely way to spend the day.

Thank Christie274927
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A great trip out. Run by volunteers who were all very friendly and helpful. We saw them helping kids and disabled visitors with a real smile and a warm welcome. Some seem to think it's expensive. I'd say £26 for a family ticket (2 +...More

1  Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A lovely train ride from Bala return, costs £11 for a return and £1 for the dogs. There were 8 of us with 5 dogs and the friendly conductor and lady taking the tickets made us feel very welcome and not a burden with the...More

2  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

First I would like to say how brilliant and friendly the staff at Bala Lake Railway were. They were very helpful and went out of their way to help our daughter who is in a wheelchair. The train has 2 wheelchair spaces (one at the...More

Thank Spnago
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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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