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Great if you don’t want to walk up !

It’s a good railway, we booked for the steam train in advance, but were disappointed to find out it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Experience of a lifetime

At the start I didn't have a good experience as I was supposedcto go up on a sunday. I booked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ryan S
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Since 1896 Snowdon Mountain Railway has been welcoming guests to the little village at the foot of Snowdon, Llanberis in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, to experience the awe inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit of Snowdon the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Llanberis, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 1286 870223
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Reviewed 2 days ago

At the start I didn't have a good experience as I was supposedcto go up on a sunday. I booked the train for a 2:30 and when I got there the trains where cancelled for the whole day as of the wind speed. I was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a good railway, we booked for the steam train in advance, but were disappointed to find out it wasn’t running when we got there, so had to go up with a diesel. Could have done with more time at the top, will plan to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lucky to have had glorious weather today. Excellent trip up Snowdon. We had pre booked tickets and would advise everyone to do the same to avoid disappointment. Parking a short distance away...£4 all day or free for disabled with blue badge. The most amazing views......More

Thank Lindsey315963
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A train ride to the top of the mountain. Old fashioned travel with fantastic views all the way to the top of Snowdon. A great experience for adults and children. Be sure to take a camera. Restaurant at the top very busy but the views...More

3  Thank 156peterdouglas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we visited we were sceptical about the railway as the cloud was pretty bad, no ones fault just unlucky. When we reached the top we were disappointed with the cloud but 5 minutes before we were due to board the train back down the...More

Thank Theo A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We travelled on the mountain railway at 5.30 on a Thursday evening. The train was pretty full and you can seat 8 to a section. We went up on a desiel but you can ride up on a steam train for about £10 more It...More

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Train journey may seem expensive but very good value. Saves a long walk uphill. Lovely views going up and down, as long as the mountain isn't covered in cloud, but that's not the fault of the operators. My friend left his bag at the top...More

Thank Stickystuff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After climbing Snowdon twice, this time I decided to go up with the Snowdon Mountain Railway so my husband got go up the mountain in his own (much faster) pace. By going up by train for me t gave a whole new perspective of Snowdon....More

Thank Sherazade4
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's hard to rate this. The experience is great, or should be. However, it is expensive to be crowded into a carriage, be aware if it is very hot. It is a good thing to do of course. Avoid the grill at the bottom unless...More

3  Thank QuietandThoughtful
Reviewed 6 days ago

You need to plan and book ahead for this, especially to get the steam engine ride, which I highly recommend. They day we went, all train rides were sold out days in advance. Both the Diesel and steam engines are the same trip, with spectacular...More

1  Thank FredLikesToTravel
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Sonia G
16 July 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
Our diesel carriages can accommodate wheelchairs. We ask passengers with mobility issues to contact us to discuss their requirements on 01286 870 223.
15 July 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
We have our own car park behind the station in Llanberis on Victoria Terrace (postcode LL55 4TT) which doesn't charge as much as the one across the road (which has no association with the railway). We ask passengers to... More
Tommy P
24 June 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
There are no facilities on-board our trains. We have toilets at Llanberis station and up at the summit building.