If you’re visiting the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway by train, you’re in luck as it’s located just over the road from Porthmadog mainline station. Transport for Wales offer regular services to Porthmadog from stations along the Cambrian Coast line including Pwllheli and Machynlleth. Once you arrive into Porthmadog station, just step outside and you’ll be able to see the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway station on the other side of High Street.
A day out at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is fun for all the family. Enjoy a ride on a steam locomotive through the beautiful Welsh countryside, become a driver for the day and learn all about the history of the narrow-gauge railways and how they became famous around the world.
Visit the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway’s official website for opening information.
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Help provided by on train staff.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Arriva Trains Wales Gwynedd County Council|
|Car parking spaces||108|
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|Step-free access||Whole station|
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Separate access to each platform.
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More about the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
A visit to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a great day out for all the family. Take a quick ride to Pen-y-Mount Halt, where you hop off to wander through the Snowdonian countryside. After this, the train heads back to Porthmadog, stopping at Gelert’s Farm where you can take a guided tour around the area, including historical items and displays. The tour takes around 20 minutes, then you’ll head back to visit the Engine Sheds – home to full-sized locomotives, you can climb inside the cabins off to see how things work.
Although the train ride is quite short, there’s plenty to explore at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, so we recommend setting aside at least half a day to take it all in.