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Fairbourne Railway
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Beach Road, Fairbourne LL38 2EX, Wales
+44 1341 250362
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All reviews gift aid sand dunes ferry station lovely trip play area great fun beautiful scenery mawddach estuary run by volunteers return trip fun ride small cafe very reasonable price enjoyable experience steam engine free travel narrow gauge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon here as part of my husbands birthday present. He drove the engines for about 3 hours and loved every minute of it. The staff were great, so friendly and helpful. Our grandson got to have his first steam train ride, with grandad...More

Thank lynnethwalden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little railway and it's tie up with the Barmouth ferry makes it extra special. You can really get up close to the engines which my son loved and the staff are very friendly

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the initial shock of paying £9.90per person return, which, fair enough, must go towards maintenance to keep the railway open, we settled back in the tiny carriages to enjoy a scenic trip across the estuary towards Barmouth. We then alighted to get a ferry...More

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Despite coming to Wales on holiday many times, we have always put off visiting this little railway, assuming there would not be much to it. We finally put that right this time, and I am glad we did! You can park in a very nearby...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Where was the car park? Train carriages dilapidated,uninterested staff, cafe at either end very poor selection of food. Not the day we were looking forward to .We will not be returning.

Thank malcolmj144
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little steam railway which myself, my mum and my five year old twins loved. I also remember going on this railway when I was my twins age! It’s run by volunteers and then you can stop at the end by the estuary for a...More

1  Thank 878jojo
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We took our grandchildren for a trip on this little railway. It ran mostly alongside a road and on the other side was a banking. The cafe at the other end was closed A total waste of money

1  Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Even on a rainy day on the steam train was enjoyable our little Scottie loved it. My only issue was when the train stopped for half hour at the stop in Barmouth we had to stay outside with the dog we wanted a cuppa but...More

1  Thank Maxine P
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this little train to start your trip into barmouth, staff are helpful and friendly.the kids loved it

Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Took the steam train from Barmouth to Fairbourne and back again with the family and our dog. It was a very enjoyable trip with some fantastic scenery. Friendly staff who obviously enjoy what they do. It was a bit of a squeeze with a black...More

1  Thank stevemorgan49
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Andrea L
17 October 2018|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
Yes small dogs are allowed. Dog May have to sit on your lap securely during journey . As the train coaches are smaller gauge than normal.
11 October 2017|
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Response from Robert- UK R | Reviewed this property |
Check their web site.
1 May 2017|
Response from Stu H | Property representative |
Hi. Yes. Pets are most welcome on the Fairbourne Railway trains.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
I understand from other Trip Advisor reviews that the train is dog friendly but the cafe is not, for health and safety reasons. There are two cafes at each end of the line, both have outdoor seating.