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2. Talyllyn Narrow-Gauge Railway

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Talyllyn Narrow-Gauge Railway

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The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. The line runs from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn, passing the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. Enjoy a journey on the Talyllyn Railway’s historic steam locomotives and carriages in the beautiful valley of the Afon Fathew.
Built on a gauge of 2 feet 3 inches, the Talyllyn Railway is one of a number of narrow-gauge lines in north and mid Wales built in the 19th century to carry slate. Opened in 1865, the line runs the seven and a quarter miles from Tywyn (on the Cardigan Bay coast) to Nant Gwernol, from where a series of horse-drawn tramways continued into the mountains. 
There’s a railway museum at the station at Tywyn, and facilities include a shop and cafe. 

Talyllyn Narrow-Gauge Railway Address:
Talyllyn Railway Company
Wharf Station
LL36 9EY
Wales, UK

Talyllyn Narrow-Gauge Railway Opening Times:
See website for timetable Timetable

Talyllyn Narrow-Gauge Railway Admission:
Adult fares
Day Rover – unlimited travel from any station £11.00
Individual journey fares are also available – see website for details

Children (aged 5 – 15 years)
Accompanied by an adult on a Day Rover ticket £2.00
Otherwise half adult fare

Under 5 years Free
Eight Day Runabout Ticket
Travel as often as you like during any consecutive eight day period. Obtainable at Tywyn Wharf only
Adults £33.00
Children £6.00

Group rates
Reduced fares are available for party bookings of 15 and over

First Class
Travel in First Class luxury for a supplement of £2.00 (adult), £0.50 (child) per single journey

Great Little Trains of Wales (GLTW) discount card
A GLTW card entitles the holder to a 20% discount for a return trip on each of the 9 railways that comprise the GLTW (including the Talyllyn Railway) and is valid for 12 months from the date the first journey is made. Cards cost £10.00 and are available from Great Little Trains of Wales.

The cardholder can also take advantage of discounts that have been arranged with selected accommodation providers close to many of the railways. See the individual railway pages on Great Little Trains of Wales for more details.

Dyfi Valley Days
If you are planing to visit other attractions in the Dyfi Valley as well as the Talyllyn Railway, you can save money with a Dyfi Valley Attractions ticket. For more information see Dyfi Valley.

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