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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 fun ride run by volunteers return trip small cafe very reasonable price free travel narrow gauge little boy open carriage short trip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riding this train is a bit like one at a zoo or other kids train but, in fact, it is a proper method of travel. Great to ride by along the coast and, once at the end, to board the little ferry boats to Barmouth.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cinthorne
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

A wonderful attraction that has special event days. We visited at Halloween and it was lovely for kids. The staff are friendly and it’s not too expensive to travel either. A good family day out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wooclarke
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Friendly staff, nice fun ride along the front with good views of the mountains and the sea. Worth a trip on the ferry back to Barmouth as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KJP543
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lynnethwalden
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Celidwen1
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank malcolmj144
Reviewed 1 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sheila H
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Andrea L
18 October 2018|
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Response from nicknlisa | Reviewed this property |
Yes we took our 3 Jack Russell's on it. They are allowed on the boat over to Barmouth too
12 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.