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From 1843 - 1961 this little steam railway carried slate from the Dinorwig Slate Mine. After it closed down the decision was made to turn it into a tourist railway.

The full return trip is 5 miles long and takes an hour. Timetables and ticket prices are all availabe on the website below but as a guide, Adult return tickets £6, if travelling with children there are family saver tickets.

Journey starts at Gilfach Ddu in the Padarn Park. Next stop Llanberis Station. Then non-stop through the country park to Penllyn at the other end of the lake. Next stop on the way back is Cei Llydan on the returrn trip then back to Gilfach Ddu.

Their leaflet says that all the trains are wheelchair friendly but if travelling in peak season it is advisable to let them know you will be visiting.

Address: Llanberis, Gwynedd.
Directions: Just off the A4086 Caernarfon to Capel Curig road. Almost opposite the Snowdon Mountain Railway - follow the PARC PADARN signs.
othercontact: Email: info@lake-railway.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1286 870549
Website: http://www.lake-railway.co.uk/

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2005
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