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LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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Welcome to Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is primarily a steam hauled Heritage Railway Line running between Llangollen, following the River Dee through the Dee Valley for 10 miles, to the town of Corwen.  There are four, soon to be five, stations along the line all with their own special charm and hidden gems.  Each station has local walks that all have stunning scenery.

​The line, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), remains close to the waters of the river for most of its length, on the north bank at Llangollen Station, the river is crossed on to the south bank via the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen.  The Dee is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its entire length.

Llangollen Railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley. Their original vision grew into what you can see today.

10 miles of track have been re-laid westwards along the track-bed of the old Ruabon to Barmouth main line, through to Corwen.  Services currently run 7.5 miles to Carrog and volunteers are working hard to enable Corwen Station to open in 2022.

All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme.

Why not make a stop at one of our stations and go for a stroll then hop back on to end your day in style…  Visit one of our tea rooms for a refreshing drink and maybe a piece of cake or take a look in our gift shop at Llangollen Station and purchase a souvenir to remember your day.

There is lots to see and do whether you want to spend a full day or just a few hours with us.

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Llangollen Railway’s 2022 timetable is now available to view.  We look forward to welcoming you back in February!

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We are always on the look out for new volunteers to join Llangollen Railway.  If you can spare a few hours we’d love you to join us!

5-STAR TRAIN RIDES IN NORTH WALES

One of our best train experiences

This trip far surpassed our expectations! Initially seeing it wasn't a steam service, we were a little deflated. However we loved the diesel train, that smell, reminded us of our childhood train trips growing up in the 70's! Every twist and turn of the railway is an absolute delight. Mountains, streams, valleys, it's an absolute joy and discovery around every corner. Good value for money, had a big beaming smile on my face. You also get a section totally to yourself. Honestly, one of the best train trips we've ever done...

– Lisa W., Tripadvisor
Absolutely worth experiencing

We loved this- the journey did not go all the way to Corwen but it was still fab. Very picturesque! We definately are planning a repeat journey. The railway cafe was good value, and all the railway staff we met were very friendly too.

– CW, Tripadvisor
Lovely train ride

My wife and I very much enjoyed our train ride to Belwyn and back. The staff were very friendly and the views along the track were brilliant. Everyone was doing their bit for COVID measures and overall we’d recommend this experience.

– RMJM_6718, Tripadvisor
Good day out

I went with an American friend who shares my love of railways. The scenery is wonderful. It is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

– Keith A., Tripadvisor
Down memory lane!

We booked this trip on the internet as a treat for our twin grandchildren, not to mention a huge nostalgia trip for myself and husband. We were not disappointed! The steam train was in service that day with old fashioned carriages and we had booked a carriage in first class so we had upholstered seating with arm rests and table, it was like the Harry Potter train which the twins loved. It is a slightly shorter journey due to Covid but the countryside and beautiful views of the River Dee were stunning! We had taken a small picnic Which we ate on the train and Bought ice cream at the small stopping station halfway through for our return journey. The whole trip was so enjoyable we would be tempted to repeat it.

– carol ann s, Tripadvisor
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