Welcome to Llanberis Lake Railway

We will be re-opening our doors and running our train services along Padarn Lake from the 15th February 2022

2022 is a special year for us here at Llanberis Lake Railway. We will be celebrating our 50th year of passenger train services along the beautiful shores of Padarn Lake as well as celebrating the centenary birthday of our ‘Dolbadarn’ locomotive as it turns a ripe age of 100 years old. We look forward to seeing you all again to celebrate with us.

Good to Go

We are very pleased to receive our ‘Good to Go’ recognition of having followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes have been put in place to maintain cleanliness and aid of social and physical distancing.

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You can book tickets online for the train of your choice up to the day before travel.
  • You can book tickets online for the train of your choice up to the day before travel.
  • We have heard that the mischievous spirits and spooks are making their way back to the Witches Woods again this year after being banished last time. Will you ride the Padarn Lake Ghost train with us to find them all and send them all away?
  • Come and join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Our resident White Rabbit has once again hidden all his eggs around the railway thinking no one else will find them! If you can help to find them all, you will receive a prize.
  • To celebrate super heroes of the world, we are holding a ‘Super Hero Week’ at the Railway. All children who come dressed up as their favourite Super Hero can travel free of charge on the train. There is also a prize for the best dressed hero of the week!

Welcome to Llanberis Lake Railway

Our little steam engines take you on a five-mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, right in the heart of Snowdonia.

The journey takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, across possibly Britain's shortest river and past Llanberis' twin lakes. From Llanberis the train runs non-stop through the Padarn Country Park, joining the 1845 slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn, and giving stunning views of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.

There's a short stop at Cei Llydan, a beautifully tranquil place that's ideal for a lakeside picnic, and at Gilfach Ddu, where you can visit the National Slate Museum, watch the driver stoking the fire, the engine taking water, or spend some time in our gift shop and cafe.

The five mile return trip takes around 60 minutes, and all advertised trains are scheduled to be hauled by one of our vintage steam engines rescued from the nearby Dinorwic slate quarries and lovingly restored.

All our trains have wheelchair accommodation, but spaces are limited, so please let us know you are coming. Toilets, including disabled access, are situated nearby in the Country Park.

The Train Journey

Most of our passengers begin their journey at either Gilfach Ddu station, in Padarn Country Park or at Llanberis Station, now that the line has been extended. As it’s been our traditional terminus, we’ll start the journey at Gilfach Ddu.

If you arrive by car, you will find plenty of parking in the pay and display car park operated by Gwynedd Council. This serves the railway, the slate museum and several other attractions in Padarn Country Park. Before you make your way to the station, take a moment to think if you were here 200 years ago, you would be standing in the middle of the lake, as the whole of the car park and the area known as Gilfach Ddu is reclaimed land as a result of the quarry tipping slate waste into the only available space at the time, the lake. Would that be allowed today?

Tickets for the train ride are sold in the Station Building, as is a range of gifts,books, souvenirs and refreshments.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STAY AT THE PICNIC SITE AT CEI LLYDAN AND CATCH AN OTHER TRAIN BACK TO THE MAIN STATION AT GILFACH DDU

Tickets

For all online ticket bookings please collect your ticket from our main station at:
Gilfach Ddu,
Padarn Country Park,
Llanberis
LL55 4TY

where all train services will depart and terminate.
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Compartment prices only.

£26 per compartment seating up to 6 people.
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