Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Location: 52 56N 4 08W; UK National Grid Ref: SH 568 393
Enquiries to: Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, Tremadog Road, PORTHMADOG. LL49 9DY
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The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway was formerly known as the Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) but changed its name on January 1 2009 to differentiate itself from the WHR developing the line from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.
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Fares (not applicable on some Special Event days)
Ride All Day for:
|Family (2 adults and 2 children)||£18.50|
Children under 5 travel free
On selected trains, adults can also gain a driver's eye view of the line with a footplate pass on any scheduled servicefor a supplementary fare of £15.00
You can also ride on the 15:00 train, followed by a Welsh cream tea in our Tea Room. £8.00 adults, £7.00 concessions
Special Events 2014 (Special fares and timetables apply for some events. Contact the WHR for details)
April 18th Polish diesel Day Ride behind our LyD2 locomotive
April 19th and 20th Easter Bunnies. Free chocolate for everyone who travels - if you can find it!
May 3rd, 4th and 5th Welcome back Russell, who returns after an intensive overhaul.
May 24th and 25th A whatever the weather Teddy Bears' Picnic
Teddy Bears' Picnic. Children and their teddy bear travel free and can try to Spot the Bears in the Big Engine shed.
July 5th and 6th Slate, steam, sail and little engines. The story of slated, on the fortunes of which the WHHR was built.
August 2nd and 3rd Lace and crafts weekend. Lace-making and other crafts can be seen, with the opportunity to try it our for yourselves
August 20th Steam and song with our local Male Voice choir
August 23rd and 24th A weekend of fun, whatever the weather
October 31st Ride the Ghost Train - if you dare! Advance booking essential.
December 13th and 14th Santa Specials. Advance booking essential
The WHR offers two driving experiences
The Evening course costs £95 and begins with a trip on the footplate of the 4.00pm train. When the passengers have gone, it's your turn!
The Full Day course costs £330 and you have the railway to yourself for the day with individual instruction from the driver and fireman, and lunch in the 'Russell' tea room.
Both courses include a year's free membership of the WHR.
How to get there
The railway is about 100 metres from Porthmadog station on the Cambrian
coast line from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli, operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
There are regular bus services from Caernarfon, Pwllheli and Dolgellau, all of which stop within a few hundred metres of the WHR.
For details of connecting services, including travel planner and timetables, visit the Traveline Cymru website.
Select link for the WHR's official web pages.
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