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Steam Railway, next open Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019, £6-£11

Bala Lake Railway

Bala Lake Railway

Bala Lake Railway

Details

For a perfect day out, why not ride a narrow-gauge train on the Bala Lake Railway, along Wales’ largest natural lake. Llanuwchllyn ('the village above the lake') is the headquarters of the Railway and regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala.

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. The 2ft gauge line offers a delightful 9 mile return journey along Llyn Tegid, through the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. The little trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding pastoral and woodland scenery, and of the nearby mountains, Arenig Fawr and Aran Benllyn.

The railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day’s visit to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). A round trip of about I hour can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing access to the lake shore at various intermediate points for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside; the shaded woodland nooks at Bryn Hynod are ideal for picnics, and there is a large picnic site by the beach at Llangower.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019
Sun 16 Feb - Sun 1 Mar 2020
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2020
Tue 31 Mar - Thu 2 Apr 2020
Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020
Tue 21 - Thu 23 Apr 2020
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2020
Tue 28 - Thu 30 Apr 2020
Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2020
Tue 5 - Sun 10 May 2020
Tue 12 - Thu 14 May 2020
Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2020
Tue 19 - Thu 21 May 2020
Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2020
Tue 2 - Thu 4 Jun 2020
Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020
Tue 9 - Thu 11 Jun 2020
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020
Tue 16 - Thu 18 Jun 2020
Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020
Tue 23 - Thu 25 Jun 2020
Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 2020
Tue 30 Jun - Thu 10 Sep 2020
See website for dates open 12th September onwards. See website for train times.

Prices

2020 Prices: Adult £12.00, Senior £11.00, Child 3 - 15 (unaccompanied) £6.00.
Family (1 Adult + 1 Child) £14.00, Family (2 + 2) £28.00, Additional child £3.00.
Under 3's free, Dogs £1.00 (Guide dogs free).
Special prices may apply to events.

Address

Llanuwchlyn Station,
Llanuwchlyn,
Bala,
Gwynedd,
LL23 7DD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 882299  Lat: 52.85494 Long: -3.66180

Off the A494 at Llanuwchllyn.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 23 miles from Barmouth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed