Llangollen Railway

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Attraction Category: Family Fun in and around Oswestry and Industrial Heritage and Transport in Oswestry and the Borderlands

  • Profile

    Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. We are located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross roads of North Wales.

    The line follows the picturesque River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its entire length.

    Our small section of line, which in its day went from Ruabon to Barmouth taking people to the seaside on holiday and transporting various goods including slate and chemicals, offers a sample of the sights and sounds of yesteryear. The line passes through some of the finest natural beauty North Wales has to offer.

    The railway is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and this is evident as the train gently meanders through the Dee Valley.

    The views from our carriages are breath taking and constantly changing from season to season, you will see the first spring lambs and the ever changing colours of the beautiful vista.

    Why not enjoy afternoon tea or a cream tea in the comfort of one of our 1950’s carriages. Take a visit to our station shop in Llangollen and take home a souvenir of your special day.

    As well as steam hauled trains, we also run Diesel locomotive and Heritage Railcar services on selected days throughout the season.

    Come and visit Llangollen Railway and see how train travel used to be.


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