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Snowdon Mountain Railway

Travel by train on Britain's only Rack and Pinion Railway up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales 3,560ft (1085m).

Since 1896, visitors from around the world have travelled on Snowdon Mountain Railway, enjoying Snowdon's dramatic landscape and scenery.

This unique railway is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Wales.

For more than 115 years holiday makers and day trippers have been appreciating the truly spectacular views they have experienced while claiming the ascent of Snowdon as a lifetime adventure.

As the train climbs through the atmospheric landscape of Snowdon passengers can absorb themselves in the rich myth, legend and history Snowdonia has to offer.

Based on Victorian engineering Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only public rack and pinion railway in the United Kingdom and a true majestic mountain top adventure.

The new 9 million Summit Visitor Centre 'Hafod Eryri' Opened in 2009.

The Majestic Mountain Adventure

Your adventure begins at Llanberis Station at the foot of the highest mountain in England and Wales.

Enjoy an awe inspiring 13 minute virtual journey in our film theatre at Llanberis Station.

Before you board the train on the platform you will notice the train pushes the carriage.

For safety reasons, the carriage is not coupled to the engine which never exceeds five miles per hour.

As the train leaves the station you pass the original shed that houses the four steam and four diesel engines.

With a round trip of 2 hours 30 minutes, the journey provides ample time to see the wonders of Snowdonia.

General Information:

  • Cafe and snack bar
  • Souvenir shop
  • Toilets including disabled
  • Disabled passengers welcome (please telephone for more information on facilities)

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The railway operates from Llanberis Station on the A4086. 7½ miles from Caernarfon. It is less than 15 minutes drive from the main A55/A5 junction at Bangor.

Snowdon Mountain Railway Postcode for SatNav: LL55 4TY


+44 (0)844 493 8120
+44 (0)1286 872 518

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