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Talyllyn Railway

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

In or near Tywyn

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Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.

In or near Porthmadog

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Visitor Centre

The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Guided tours of the power station are available by prior booking, visitor centre and interactive display.

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Vale of Rheidol Railway

All aboard for an unforgettable 12 mile journey from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge travelling up 680ft through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery on a historic narrow-gauge steam railway.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

The WHHR is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the heritage centre. Vintage train.

In or near Porthmadog

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Silver Mountain Experience

Where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. Embark on an adventure discovering the history of our original Victorian Silver-Lead Mine, or Welsh fantasy and myth theatrical experiences.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Portmeirion Village

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it.

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Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle is one of the most important castles in Wales - the first stone castle built by a Welshman and the birthplace of the first eisteddfod in 1176.

In or near Cardigan

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National Library of Wales

The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Since 1911 it's enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland. Situated on Penglais Hill overlooking Aberystwyth.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Fairbourne Railway

19 March - Following the Government’s advice on the need for social distancing we have reluctantly taken the decision to suspend all our services (including our cafes and shop) until at least 4th April.

In or near Fairbourne

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Castell Y Bere

Distinctive remains of a native Welsh castle, probably begun by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ('the Great') around 1221.

In or near Tywyn

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Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle crowns a sheer rocky crag overlooking the dunes far below – waiting in vain for the tide to turn and the distant sea to lap at its feet once again.

In or near Harlech

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Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran is one of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales. Its two great round towers loom high above the deep gorge of the River Teifi and the fast-flowing stream of the Plysog.

In or near Cardigan

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Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber

Neighbouring tombs built several generations apart.

In or near Barmouth

 
St Dogmaels Abbey

Century-spanning ruins of a significant religious settlement

In or near Cardigan

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Borth Beach

Borth is a coastal village just 7 miles north of Aberystywth. During summer its many camp sites and holiday parks are home to hundreds of visitors to the area - many of whom have been returning here for years.

In or near Borth

 
Barmouth Sailors Institute

The Sailors' Institute is unique - it is a rare survivor of a type of establishment that was once common in coastal communities throughout the British Isles in the late 19th century.

In or near Barmouth

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