The Journey to 1085 Metres

From the moment you leave the station your train will begin the journey upwards to the clouds, a journey experienced by some 12 million intrepid travellers since 1896.

This is a fabulous land of faeries and giants and kings. For centuries Welsh princes held council here .It is a land rich in alpine flowers and rare ferns left behind the retreating ice age and it is dotted with ruins that chronicle the history of long lost communities. These ancient mountains thrust upwards by volcanis forces 450 million years ago once towered 10,000 metres .Over eons the wind and rain and successive ice ages have sculpted them to their current form.

Soon after your train leaves Llanberis station the track crosses the first of two viaducts across the Afon Hwch river and a wonderful view of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below can be seen. As the train emerges into open ground one has a first glimpse of the peak of Snowdon as it pokes its head above the ridge to the right of the train. The train soon passes Car Esgob, Bishops Field and the ruined Hebron Chapel before the train starts its summit ascent in earnest amongst spectacular countryside before finally one of the worlds great panoramas will be revealed at the Summit of Snowdon, Eryri, Land of the Eagles.

Snowdon Mountain Railway Summit Visitor Centre
Snowdon Mountain Railway - Peak View
Snowdon Mountain Railway - Rebuilt Visitor Centre

Visitor Information

We're currently closed and will be open again mid-March

Our trains will start running again mid-March 2017 (weather permitting). For the early part of the season, trains will run to Clogwyn (3/4 up the mountain). Travel to the summit will commence in May 2017 (weather permitting).

Tickets can be booked in advance online or by calling our ticket office on 01286 870 223 (after 1pm).

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Weather

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Rates and specials

Online Ticket Prices
Adult: (16 years+)
Return From £29.00
Child: (3 - 15 years)
Return From £20.00
 


Contact

Please call 01286 870 223 for all enquiries.

For bookings please call after 1pm (daily) when our bookings team will be available to assist you.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm.

Email: info@snowdonrailway.co.uk
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4TT
 

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