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Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire

The Welsh Highland Railway at Porthmadog

The Welsh Highland Railway was once a very long line that ran all the way from Caernafon to Porthmadog where it had a station on the opposite side of the town to that of the Festiniog Railway. Restoration started from both ends, at the Porthmadog end, just a small section had been re-opened.

   Photo by Dr Neil Clifton

2ft gauge, it operates for three-quarters of a mile from Gelert's Farm to Pen-y-mount, and visitors have the opportunity of travelling in the restored coach used by Prime Minister William Gladstone during a visit in 1892.

Next year this will join up with the railways being extended from Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)

Further information Grid



Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog), Caernarfonshire

Ceremonial County: Caernarfonshire

Grid Reference:

SH 567391

Map Link:



Aerial photo:  


0.75 miles of 2' track (joining other part of Welsh Highland railway in 2009)

Best Times to Visit:






Other useful websites:

Great little trains of Wales

Railways in Wales

Narrow gauge pleasure 

Wiki      Wiki Images 

Wiki - Welsh Highland Railway restoration  

Nearby Locations:  
Other Relevant pages:

Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)

Ffestiniog Railway 

Great little trains of Wales



Date Updated: 06/2008


Planning Grid


Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog), Caernarfonshire

Grid Reference:

SH 567391

Getting there:

Top of the High Street, close to the mainline railway station.  There's plenty of level car parking nearby




There's a modest sized free car park at Porthmadog (WHR) station, but it fills up quickly at busy times.  There's more car parking over the level crossing, but you will have to pay to park here. 



Things To Do, See and Photograph:


What to take:


Nature highlights:



Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

Tremadog Road



LL49 9DY


01766 513402

Opening times:

See website for information on times and dates the line is running


Adults return 5.50, single 3, Children over 5  return 3, single 1.75, under 5 free.

Seniors return 4.50, single 2.50

Family (2 adults and 2 children) Return 15, single 7.75

(lower fares on some diesel days)

On selected trains, adults can also gain a driver's eye view of the line with a footplate pass for a supplementary fare of 10.00 (Steam) or 6.00 (Diesel)

Three-in-One ticket - giving one return journey on any three days in seven on the Ffestiniog Railway, the Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon) and the Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog). The fares are 32.00 Adults and 29.00 Concessions. Children 16.00.

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Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access:  
Special Needs Facilities: A wheelchair accessible coach is available on all trains. It takes two wheelchairs at a time. Wheelchair users travel free. 
Children Facilities:  
Dogs Allowed: Well behaved dogs can travel on the train for free

CIN Page Ref:


Date Updated: 06/2008

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