Welsh Highland Railway - A Journey into the Past
Immerse yourself in the hidden history of the Welsh Highland Railway
Entry to Caernarfon Castle
The Llanberis Lake Railway
Centrally Located hotels in Caernarfon
Option to upgrade accommodation options
Every weekend in August 2020 (Friday to Sunday)
This August enjoy a journey into the past, and immerse yourself in the heritage of the North Wales Slate industry. From your base in Caernarfon, enjoy visits to the impressive Edwardian Castle, Llanberis Lake Railway and the National Slate Museum plus a guided tour of the heritage of the Welsh Highland Railway.
Day 1 – Travel to Caernarfon
Travel to the royal town of Caernarfon (we can arrange rail tickets to nearby Bangor station from your local station at an additional cost). Upon arrival enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring the town walls and the UNESCO World Heritage Castle built by Edward I in 1283.
Day 2 – Llanberis Lake Railway & National Slate Museum
This morning travel to Llanberis. Located in the shadows of Snowdon and the former Dinorwic Quarry, catch a mid-morning journey on the Llanberis Lake Railway. On the return journey, alight at Gilfach Ddu station and visit the National Slate Museum. See the former slate works, an array of talks and demonstrations are available, including slate splitting, giving you a real insight into quarry life.
Day 3 – Welsh Highland Railway’s Journey into the Past
Today explore the hidden history of the Welsh Highland Railway, on a Journey into the Past. At Caernarfon station, you will be met by your informed guide, before travelling on board an authentic heritage train, stopping to explore Dinas and the restored Tryfan Junction station. Here there is opportunity for some unusual photo opportunities and a mug of station masters tea or coffee. A picnic lunch is served as part of the experience. (Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available – Please state at time of booking)
Day 4 – Return Home
After a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation, depart Caernarfon for home. Alternatively extend your stay to make the most of the many attractions in the area.
3* Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
4* Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon
Premier Inn, Caernarfon
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Tickets for the Journey into the Past Train
- Picnic Lunch on the Sunday
- Tickets for the Llanberis Lake Railway
- Entry to Caernarfon Castle
- Centrally Located Hotels in Caernarfon
Price per person
Premier Inn, Caernarfon - From £310 per person sharing
4* Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon - From £345 per person sharing
3* Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon - From £370 per person sharing
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