Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours
Up to 6 trains per day according to demand.
Grab this opportunity to try some of our carefully preserved heritage carriages as we offer you a 1960s style service to Tan-y-Bwlch station, set in the heart of the woodlands of the Snowdonia National Park.
It is great for families and those with dogs, with accommodation in individual compartments. You might even get a chance for your family to travel together in a tiny Victorian quarrymen’s carriage from the 1860s.
Each train provides an hour break for a walk along the woodland trail to Llyn Mair, the pretty lake in the valley and some freshly made refreshments from the station tearooms. The cakes are delicious; and taste even better sitting outside in the Snowdonia sunshine watching the woodland birds flocking to the station birdtable! The tearoom has a play area for young children so they can ‘let off steam’ during the break.
Our heritage carriages offer a variety of compartments from four wheeled quarrymen’s carriages to ornate first class with armchairs and net baskets for your bowler hat. Former Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, travelled to work in these First Class compartments when he was a solicitor in Blaenau Ffestiniog so you are in renowned company. One even has a desk for him to do some work on the way.
As a contrast, there may be a chance for your family to travel together your own tiny Victorian quarrymen’s carriage from the 1860s.
While accommodation may vary, there is one compartment price and you can choose your seating on the day.
Compartment price (up to six people): £50.00
(This price is inclusive of two passengers.)
Extra adults: £25.00 per person.
Children (Age 3 – 15): £1.00
The Tea Room at Tan-y-Bwlch Station serves a varied selection of freshly cooked hot and cold light lunches and afternoon teas. Arrive by train, by car or on foot for a relaxing break and tasty treats.