Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

The Welsh Highland Railway travels through the Aberglaslyn Pass
Approaching Porthmadog across the Cob
Dduallt on the Ffestiniog Railway - © Bob Cable
Double-Fairlie 'Merddin Emrys' (built by the Festiniog Railway Company, in 1879) steams out of Harbour Station
Double-Fairlie 'Merddin Emrys' (built by the Festiniog Railway Company, in 1879) rolls into Penrhyn Station, set against a backdrop of the Moelwyn mountains.
A Ffestiniog Railway train on the spiral at Dduallt
A Welsh Highland Railway Pullman carriage heads a train hauled by K1 - © Roger Dimmick
A Welsh Highland Railway train with Snowdon in the background - © Roger Dimmick

Ffestiniog Travel is a sister company of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways (FR/WHR) and is owned by a charitable trust. Our profits help support the continued preservation of both heritage railways - important tourist attractions that help create employment and revenue for North Wales. Every tour, rail holiday or train ticket you book through Ffestiniog Travel helps support the future of these narrow gauge heritage railways.

Prior to the launch of Ffestiniog Travel in 1974 we were known as the Travel Agency arm of the Ffestiniog Railway - providing a successful rail ticket only service for people wanting to travel by train in the UK and Europe. The move towards escorted tours and tailor made rail holidays was a natural step for Ffestiniog Travel as the passion, knowledge and expertise was already in place and was matched by a growing interest in rail holidays at the time.

Visit www.festrail.co.uk for more information about the railways.

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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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