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Our pick of the best Welsh rail holidays

Looking for the best Welsh rail holidays this year? Check out our pick of great trips – from only £499 per person. Ffestiniog Travel Dylan Thomas Rail Tour Trip Highlights: Enjoy a 5-day rail holiday that pays homage to Wales’ famous poet Dylan Thomas. You will stay for 2 nights’ stay in Dylan Thomas’s house […]

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Ffestiniog Travel’s Maria Cook Shares Her Train Secrets and What You Should Always Take On Board

Maria Cook, general manager of Ffestiniog Travel, on why she loves travelling by train around the world and the day she saw a big brown bear from her train window I have been with the company for almost 25 years. I started working in the booking office at Ffestiniog Railway and over the years I […]

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11 Great British Railway Journeys You Have to Try

Great British railway journeys are, for want of a better word, great. From a day-trip on the Belmond British Pullman and Northern Belle to a cross-country adventure on the Caledonian Sleeper, here are our top picks of the best Great British railway journeys. 1. North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (or NYMR […]

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Welsh Highland Railway – Wales

The Welsh Highland Railway, which runs for 26 miles through Snowdonia National Park, is Britain’s longest heritage railway line. Departing from Caernarfon, it passes the foot of Snowdon and the quaint village of Beddgelert, then through Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. The full return journey is approximately six hours, however shorter trips (for example Porthmadog […]

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The Ffestiniog Railway – Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Gwynedd, Wales. With comfortable carriages and historic steam engines, it offers travellers the chance to take a trip though the picturesque Snowdonia National Park on a 14-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the historic slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. On the journey you’ll see stunning coastlines, […]

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Northern Belle Train – UK

Great Britain is the focus for the Northern Belle train which travels year-round around the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, offering guests great days out to classic cities like York, Edinburgh and Chester as well as visits to popular events such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot. The Northern Belle was previously part […]

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Heart of Wales Line – Swansea to Shrewsbury

The Heart of Wales Line is a scenic rail route showing off the beauty of the Welsh countryside, stretching 121 miles from the coastal city of Swansea to the market town of Shrewsbury. It’s loved by day-trippers, walkers and locals alike, providing a vital link between the rural communities and towns of Mid Wales and […]

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Blaenavon Heritage Railway – Wales

The Blaenavon Heritage Railway is a popular volunteer-run heritage railway in South Wales. It runs both steam and diesel trains every weekend between Spring and Autumn. It also runs a timetable of special weekends throughout the year including a Steampunk Special, Halloween Celebration and Steam Santa Special. The line is the highest preserved standard-gauge line […]