Videos of Some of the Heritage Railways in Wales
An introduction to the heritage railways of Wales.
Cwmorthin is a short trek away from the station at Tanygrisiau, but well worth a visit. There are several places to park at Tanygrisiau; there is a large car park as you drive towards the station, a small station car park, one by the popular Café and one at the quarry entrance. What’s more, they are all free. Tanygrisiau is also a station on the Ffestiniog Railway, near Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Dduallt (meaning “Black Wooded Slope”) is the most remote station on the Ffestiniog Railway as it can only be reached by public footpaths.
Llyn Tegid is Wales largest natural lake, covering 1.75 square miles
Tanygrisiau is a stop on the Ffestiniog Railway. It is situated on the southern side of the Moelwyn mountain range, which shelters the village from northerly winds.
The former railway goods yard is home to the Conwy Valley Railway Museum and its large miniature railway and there is also a motor museum with over thirty vintage cars.
Un-earth the story of Welsh Slate and the works’ role in manufacturing slate products that North Wales is rightly famous for. Inigo Jones Slate Works has been established since 1861, crafting products exclusively available onsite and online via their website. Products include Ornamental Welsh Slate for the garden, Architectural items, and Homewares such as Tableware, Clocks, Candleholders, Picture frames, Doorstops and more.
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The Snowdonia National Park
The Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles and is the largest and earliest of the three National Parks of Wales.
The Ffestiniog Railway Company operates the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, which carry up to 400,000 passengers a year.