Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
Attraction in Llanfair Caereinion, Shropshire
Only an hour away from the Midlands and yet a century away in time! Open every weekend from Easter until the end of October and most weekdays during holidays and the summer months.
Your journey on the eight mile long Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway begins on the edge of the historic market town of Welshpool. Upon leaving Welshpool, the trains battle up the steep Golfa Bank with the sound of the locomotive echoing from the hills. The little steam trains leave Welshpool station at 11.15 and 14.05 for the scenic 16 mile round trip. Additional trains run over bank holidays.
From the open balconies of our unique Austrian and Hungarian coaches you will see the beautiful mid-Wales countryside roll slowly by as you travel deep into the delightful Banwy Valley. You may even see deer, hawks and otters as your journey unfolds. Towards journey's end the train travels alongside the River Banwy into the village of Llanfair Caerinion.
It was originally operated by Cambrian Railways and was then taken over by Great Western Railway and British Railways. After 1931 only freight was carried until the railways closure from lack of profits in 1956. In 1963 a group of railway rallied round and began to progressively re-open the line until it became the railway you see today.
|Adult||£13.50 - £14.50||Online advance booking (£13.50)|
|Child||£4.50 - £5.00||Age 3-15 Online advance booking (£4.50)|
|Family||£32.00 - £34.00||2 adults & 2 children Online advance booking (£32.00)|
|Concession||£12.50 - £13.50||Senior Citizen Day Rover Online advance booking (£12.50)|
Open every weekend from Easter until the end of October and most weekdays during holidays and the summer months. See timetable on our website for full details.
From the junction of the A458 (N) Shrewsbury. Take the A458 to Welshpool. Welshpool Raven Square station is at the west end of the town ( Follow the brown signs or A458 Machynlleth / Dolgellau).
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