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“Worth It For The Views”

Llanberis Lake Railway
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Llanberis
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I nearly didn't bother with this railway trip, but glad I did. It doesn't go too far, just over and along the lake. but it offers excellent views of Snowdon, the lake and the surrounding area. Children will love it.

1  Thank graymole
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I went on the train with my daughter and very large Rhodesian Ridgeback dog.
The train wasn't busy and we went on the last trip before closing time which perhaps made a difference.
Loved the fact we had a little stop on the way back and told we had 5 mins for a wander by the lake.
Very friendly staff running the train with big smiles for all.
Well recommended!

1  Thank Johanna B
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We were considering booking a trip on the Snowdonia Mountain Railway, however after reading an on-line blog we were pointed in the direction of this attraction based in the same area. The price for a family of four was very reasonable. We enjoyed tea, coffee and some delicious cakes in the on-site cafe while we waited for the train. The journey itself took us along the side of Llyn Padarn, with a stop off at a small station on route where we could look out over the lake and on to the Snowdonia mountain range, a sign board helped us distinguish the mountains in view and also drew our attention to 'The Lady of Snowdonia' which we spotted on the way back.

The main station is right next door to the Welsh Slate Museum, which is also worth a visit.

1  Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Lovely little train ride around a large part of the shoreline of Padarn Lake. The trains are not massively frequent - so worth checking the timetables and turning up early at the height of the season. Dogs are allowed (unlike the Snowdon Mountain Railway) and wheelchairs can be accomodated. The ride out is non-stop - but on the way back you can get off for a picnic or to visit the slate museum - once again it's worth checking the timetable to ensure you can get back. This isn't a long ride - the overall experience takes approximately an hour if you don't get off - but it's lovely to do. The views of the lake and the mountain ranges up above Llanberis are wonderful and it doesn't need the stamina or fat wallet that the Mountain railway demands.

1  Thank ppotti1234
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

my wife and I called in at the station cafe for lunch and we had a jacket potato with beans and salad and scampi and chips with salad. These meals were absolutely brilliant and good value for money. the cream cakes were delicious too. decaf tea was also provided. the staff were very friendly .we sat by the window and watched the trains go by. would recommend this cafe without hesitation.

1  Thank 425paul
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