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image for Steam Railway item typeRheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

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  • Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Steam Railway, next open Tue 17 Sep 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020, £4.50-£19.50

Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway

Details

The Worlds First Preserved Railway. Running continuously since 1865, the Talyllyn Railway represents a step back in time to the Victorian Age!

Experience the nostalgia of historic steam trains in some of Wales’ finest countryside. The railway starts on the coast at Tywyn, snakes through the foothills of Cader Idris to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.

The train clings to the hillside as it passes through woodland and over ravines, taking the route that the Victorians would have used daily. The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls or visit the beach.

Tywyn Wharf station is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, which tells the story of little railways across Britain, and King’s Cafe has hot and cold menus, lunch time specials and a licensed bar. Quarryman’s Tea Room at Abergynolwyn serves a range of refreshments and light bites.

We also offer:
Drive a steam train experiences
Talyllyn Treat VIP Days
Railway Weddings

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (Free). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 17 Sep 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020 Mon - Sun 09:00 17:00
Shop, Licensed Cafe and Museum open 10am - 4.30pm most days in the main season and at other times (see website).

Prices

Help us to preserve this historic railway and SAVE MONEY by choosing the Donation Fare – you make an additional voluntary donation of 10%, and in return we will give you a voucher worth 15% of the total amount paid to spend in our cafés or gift shop. Please request a Basic Fare if you do not wish to pay by donation, but note that you will not receive a voucher. If you are a UK taxpayer you may be able to Gift Aid your donation, and the Government will give us an extra 25% at no cost to you.

2019 Standard Day Tickets - Donation Fares with Gift Aid: Adult £19.50, Accompanied Child £5.00 (Voucher values £3.00 & £0.80). Basic Fares Non-Gift Aid/No Voucher £17.70 & £4.50 respectively.

Fares for individual Single and Return journeys are available. Great value 12 month and 8 day tickets are available. Children under 3 travel free. Discounts for Disabled, Carers and Groups. (Groups should book in advance). Tickets are available on the day from all staffed stations and from the Guard on the train.

Address

Gorsaf Wharf Station,
Tywyn,
Gwynedd,
LL36 9EY

Location

Directions

Plan route to Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 585004  Lat: 52.58367 Long: -4.08884

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi, Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right. Large car park 100 yards away. Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.





Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (Free). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

Disability Access Statement is available online at http://talyllyn.co.uk/access or by phoning 01654 710472.