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Snowdon Mountain Railway

Steam Trains North Wales

Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on the journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 1085m, dominates the landscape of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Come and experience exactly what our ancestors did back in 1896 and see how beautiful the mountain is as you journey through the clouds to Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England.

Established 1896 as Snowdon Mountain Tramroad and Hotels Company Limited, Snowdon Mountain Railway is probably the only Heritage Railway in the UK which has operated uninterrupted since its inception as a commercial tourist railway. Our unique ABT rack and pinion railway is the only one of its kind in the UK, and we’re still in possession of the original Swiss steam locomotives from 1896. From the first views of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below at the start of the journey, to the breath-taking sights over the sheer edge of the Rocky Valley ridge, every moment is memorable. On a clear day you can see Ireland, England, Scotland and the Isle of Man from Hafod Eryri, the Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre. The summit café offers a selection of hot and cold drinks and handheld snacks. From warming Welsh oggies to fresh cream cakes, we have the perfect medley of bites for a picnic on the mountainside.

We have two travel experiences to offer:

The Heritage Steam Experience on the "Snowdon Lily" or "The Snowdon Mountain Goat"

Pushed by original steam locomotives from 1896, our heritage carriages are an accurate re-construction of the original Snowdon Mountain Tramroad & Hotels Co Ltd 1896 observation carriages. Seating only 34, we urge passengers who prefer a little more room to book their trip on a steam service. Departures leave Llanberis three times per day, May to September and pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

The Traditional Diesel Service

Pushed by one of our Hunslet Engine Company diesel locomotives our diesel carriages (in service 2013) seat 74 passengers, 10 per compartment. Departures leave Llanberis every day March to the end of October on the hour and on the half hour. All summit services last approx. 2.5 hours, including a 30 minute stop at the summit.

Arrive a little before your departure time and see what our Station at Llanberis has to offer. With screenings three times per hour the Snowdon Mountain Railway Film Theatre currently shows our very own production “To the Summit of Snowdon” a fifteen minute film describing the history of our Railway which includes tantalising glimpses of the stunning views of the mountain. Also showing are a series of original “IVOR THE ENGINE” cartoons especially for our younger visitors. This quintessentially Welsh Railway complements perfectly the tradition and warmth we try always to convey.

As well as the film theatre we have a wonderful Victorian shopping experience stocking a range of Welsh souvenir products, a Station Buffet serving a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks and our Platform Grill serving Bacon Baps, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Fries.

A visit to Snowdon Mountain Railway is a great day out and a unique Majestic Mountain Top Adventure for all the family!



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Opening Times

Subject to weather conditions and passenger demand, trains run every day from mid-March until the end of October. The first train departs at 9am daily, and then at regular intervals thereafter. In the early part of the season (March and April) trains are expected to run to Clogwyn, ¾ distance up the mountain.

Prices

Traditional Diesel Service
Llanberis – Summit Return
Adult - £29.00
Children - £20.00
Disabled Adult - £26.00
Disabled Child - £17.00
Llanberis – Summit Single
Adult - £22.00
Children - £17.00
Disabled Adult - £19.00
Disabled Child - £14.00
Llanberis – Clogwyn Return
Adult - £23.00
Children - £15.00
Disabled Adult - £20.00
Disabled Child - £12.00
Llanberis – Clogwyn Single
Adult - £19.00
Children - £13.00
Disabled Adult - £16.00
Disabled Child - £10.00

Heritage Steam Experience
Llanberis – Summit Return
Adult - £37.00
Children - £27.00
Disabled Adult - £34.00
Disabled Child - £24.00
Llanberis – Clogwyn Return
Adult - £29.00
Children - £21.00
Disabled Adult - £26.00
Disabled Child - £18.00

Early Bird Prices
Book for our 9.00am departure and receive a great discount. Tickets are sold subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance. The Early Bird departure will be a traditional diesel service.
Llanberis – Summit Return
Early Bird Adult - £23.00
Early Bird Child - £14.00
Llanberis – Clogwyn Return
Early Bird Adult - £16.00
Early Bird Child - £10.00


For further ticket & pricing information please visit our website.

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Snowdon Mountain Railway
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4TT
01286 870223
info@snowdonrailway.co.uk
www.snowdonrailway.co.uk





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