Railway attractions near to the Lion Hotel Criccieth

Discover the appeal of the narrow-gauge steam trains- a fun and leisurely way of exploring Snowdon and the Snowdonia national park.

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Let the Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement. With stunning scenery and awe inspiring views it’s all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.


Choose Between The Ffestiniog Railway is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Or the Welsh Highland Railway is the UK’s longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, then through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.


The Talyllyn Railway is a narrow-gauge preserved railway in Wales running for 7.25 miles from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn.

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The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway takes you on a short train ride, and then stops at the engine sheds, you then get to climb into the cabs of the locomotives and see how things work. Find out about the narrow gauge trains of Porthmadog and how they became famous around the world with a free visitor guide.