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Snowdon Mountain Railway
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“diesel train”(107 reviews)
“half an hour”(162 reviews)
“high winds”(65 reviews)
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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All reviews diesel train half an hour high winds in advance the early bird return ticket rocky valley partial refund walked down diesel service both ways bench seats walk up ticket office journey takes spectacular views mountain railway
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the steam train as we wanted to experience it. Luckily we had pre-booked it as all trains were fully booked on that day (which we understood is the case every day). The train was on time and is closed from all sides so...More

Thank Khushnum B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the steam train in advance and so glad we did as it was a sell out on the date. The steam train itself is very authentic along with the carriages that you travel up on. As we went in late October there was...More

Thank JasperScarlett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the steam railway as a birthday gift. We were lucky to get the tickets the day before as I had checked many times on the website and it said sold out to till the end of the season. The steam engine ticket at £37...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always a great outing regardless of the weather. There is something mystical about Snowdon. Pity the clouds didn't lift again for this our third trip up. Maybe next time! More time at the summit would be an improvement.

Thank Gwyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience, great little railway with informative staff could not be more helpful. Booked the tickets on the internet,so went to collect on the day and that was so simple.Just one criticism is that 30mins at the top is tight by the time you have...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing views very windy at the top though nice cafe at top with vegan milk for coffee thanks so much great gift shop at the bottom too

Thank zeus1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Snowdon mountain railway is a must when you visit Wales, it was a definite on my bucket list and I was not disappointed. Got tickets on the diesel coach on a bright sunny day and was absolutely mesmerized by the beauty of the mountains. The...More

Thank Samudra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip thru the Snowdon National Park over the mountains and down to the coast. Even had refreshments available onboard.

Thank catlady32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked online a few weeks before our visit and would highly recommend that you would need to do so. It takes about an hour to reach the top and the same again coming down. The views are absolutely amazing, you don't know which way...More

Thank David J
SnowdonMR, Guest Relations Manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to heat you enjoyed your visit. The car park you are referring to is not owned or operated by Snowdon Mountain Railway, we have our own car park behind the station on Victoria Terrace (LL55 4TY).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train ambles up to the summit taking one hour, waits half an hour at the top and an hour down. Hard wooden benches with 8 people to a dedicated compartment only half of which get a window seat, so it is worth queuing up...More

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21 October 2018|
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Response from SnowdonMR | Property representative |
We're sorry to hear that you received a parking fine. The car park you are referring to is not owned or operated by Snowdon Mountain Railway. The Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis should be able to help you.
david w
10 September 2018|
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Response from GNYMR | Reviewed this property |
I booked in July to travel in September, I’m glad I did as nothing was available on the day. To go on the Swiss train you just get in the queue.
david w
10 September 2018|
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Response from Allan D | Reviewed this property |
Best way to answer this question is to advise you to go to their website, all info required will be there and yes book, use the web site to book. The day we went up ALL trains were fully booked !!