Ffestiniog Railway, Porthmadog -Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia, North Wales.
A 22 km ride through the stunning meadows, woodlands, lakes and waterfalls within in the heart of Snowdonia National Park…
The Ffestiniog Railway is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, and is the UK’s longest heritage railway.
It runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, climbing over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it.
The company still operates three original locomotives – over 150 years old – with original carriages, offering an unrivalled journey back into the golden age of rail travel. Passengers ride in some of the most comfortable carriages on any heritage railway in the UK, including first class Pullman luxury and freshly-cooked food delivered to your seat.
Photo by Andrew Thomas.