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.
A family-run, two AA rosette-winning home-from-home and the only hotel in Porthmadog.
The UKs longest heritage railway. Running 25 miles from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.
Beddgelert’s fame and popularity (apart from it’s beautiful location) is a small mound in the village called “Gelert’s Grave“.
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 Talyllyn Railway runs seven and a quarter miles along the beautiful Fathew Valley from the seaside town of Tywyn (on the Cardigan Bay coast) to Nant Gwernol.
The station at Tan y Bwlch opened in July 1873, replacing the old station at Hafod y Llyn. It closed to passengers in September 1939, resuming again in April 1958.
Videos of Some of the Heritage Railways in Wales
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was opened in 1903 to link farming communities as far away as Llanfair Caereinion with the market town of Welshpool where their goods could be sold.
The Ffestiniog Railway Company operates the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, which carry up to 400,000 passengers a year.