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“Great day out”
Review of Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Tywyn
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge steam railway, running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol through unspoilt Snowdonia. Tywyn is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Railway Shop and King's Licensed Cafe & Bistro. The line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.We offer a great day out for all the family. Groups receive a discount when booked in advance.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Been here a few times now and we all love it, it's a great day out with the kids, great to get of the train and go exploring the tea shop at the end of the line is great, nice staff a great brew & cakes

Visited October 2013
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chris p, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Glad to hear you keep coming back as this is the most positive review we could hope for. See you soon and thanks for the supportive review.
Chris Price
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

The main station at Tywyn is very pretty and nostalgic. The trains and carriages are spotless
The trip took a little over 2 hours and could take all day if you get on and off (as often as you like ). Kids trave for £2.20. Bargain! Plus you get a voucher for a fiver to spend in the cafe. Enthusiastic staff make the visit a treat. Thank you.

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chris p, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Thank you for a great and positive review we hope to see you again soon.

Chris Price
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

My highlight of the trip was right at the beginning when I visited the free
museum and was met by the guide, a lady called Barbara.
The guide explained just about everything that I wanted to know about the railway.
The other reason for enjoying this visit so much was the thought on the journey as to just how much work must have gone into the original and also how much we owe to the dedicated few who ensure the majority enjoy this tremendous achievement that both have created.

Visited August 2014
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chris p, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
I am so glad you were impressed with the effort that goes into running and maintaining the railway. You are indeed correct it takes many many hours of hard work and unfortunately very large amounts of money. to this end it is vital that we listen to our very valued customers and you review is very important to us.

Please visit again soon.

Chris Price
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Liverpool
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Friendly, enthusiastic & professional volunteers”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

One of my husband's retirement gifts was a steam train driving experience on the Talyllyn Railway. Absolutely everyone we encountered from the cleaning crew to the firemen, guards, cafe staff and other drivers were so friendly and enthusiastic yet professional in their approach. These people come from all walks of life to travel to Tywyn and stay for days, weeks or even months to give of their free time. All enjoy whatever role they do in keeping the steam engines going and an invaluable service to the public who have no idea what it takes to keep this dream alive. Well done to you all and yes my husband had a memorable day - thanks again Bill for your excellent training.

Visited August 2014
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chris p, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
The driver experience on the Talyllyn is constantly delivering and people seem to like the way we can tailor the day to the customers needs. I am so glad you enjoyed your day and I do remember seeing you at the end as I was driving one of the service trains that day. I wont tell Bill how good he was we need to keep his feet on the ground :-)

Thanks for remembering us.

Chris Price.
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Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely day out”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We travelled to the end of the line & then explored Each stop on the way back down. Trains were beautiful and the staff were very friendly and enthusiastic. We loved the Community tearoom in Abergynollwyn. Overall we had a super day out.

Visited July 2014
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chris p, General Manager at Talyllyn Railway, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you for your feed back it is great that you had a lovely day out as this is always our aim! Please drop us a line and let us know what we could have improved to make your day 100% perfect. feed back is the backbone to our success and we would welcome it. enquiries@talyllyn.co.uk

Many Thanks
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