Top Trips From

Porthmadog is the historic centre of operations of our two railways and, as you would expect, offers the widest choice of Top Trips

Not only is it a great place to explore in its own right, it’s also a terrific place to start your Snowdonia adventure on the Ffestiniog or Welsh Highland Railway. This historic harbour town has some great shops and cafes, a maritime museum and terrific views. Relax in our award-winning pub and restaurant, or soak up the sunshine on our patio with a cold drink while gleaming steam trains bustle past

Blaenau Ffestiniog is famous as being the town that roofed the world and was once the slate capital of Wales. Just over an hour from Porthmadog, it features some of the best adventure attractions anywhere in the UK – zip wires, mountain bike tracks and even underground trampolines. Also check out the deep mine tour, It’s A Small World and the town walk.

Caernarfon is one of the most historic towns in Wales. With its magnificent castle – right alongside the Welsh Highland station – one of the best-preserved walled towns in the UK and fascinating harbour, it’s the ideal location for a day out. Just over two hours from Porthmadog, this has to be one of the best value days out anywhere in the UK.

Beddgelert could well be the prettiest village in Snowdonia, set in stunning scenery with a wide range of shops, pubs and cafes and is just 40 minutes from Porthmadog. Visit the grave of Gelert, the faithful hound of legend and explore the village that was the inspiration for the adventures of Rupert Bear. As a bonus, your journey takes you through some of the finest scenery anywhere in the world.

A return to beautiful Tan y Bwlch takes roughly 40 minutes in each direction. This tranquil location features woodland and lakeside walks, plus our own café featuring delicious home-made cakes and pastries with a kid’s play area alongside.

The best British train journey ever! - This railway is fantastic. I cannot imagine a much better train journey in the UK. We each sat in a large comfortable armchair with a great view. My kids loved it as did I
Magical as ever. Great day had with breathtaking views on one of Wales's finest tourist attractions! Staff are very welcoming and friendly and doggie came on board the train too.
This is an excellent scenic experience enhanced by kind and caring staff and volunteers. The whole visit could not have been improved in any way and is to be very highly recommended.
Top Trips From Blaenau Ffestiniog
Top Trips From Caernarfon