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Great Little Trains of Wales

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  • Take in the scenic beauty of Snowdonia National Park
  • Take to the tracks on the Ffestiniog Railway
  • Relax aboard the Bala Lake Railway
  • Steam train ride on the Welsh Highland Railway
  • Enjoy a leisurely trip on the Llanberis Lake Railway
  • Explore popular Llandudno
  • Entertainment on some evenings

The sheer physical beauty of North Wales is second to none, and we sample its delights on our spectacular train journeys, taking in the rich landscapes from brooding mountains to sparkling lakes. Just sit back, relax and take in the scenery.

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Itinerary

Day One - Home to Llandudno
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Llandudno, where we’ll check in to the County Hotel and will enjoy a sumptuous evening meal. (D)

Day Two to Seven - Llandudno
We’ll have a great time, with three included excursions to make the most of. We discover the Snowdonia National Park, enjoying journeys on the Ffestiniog Railway, Llanberis Lake Railway, Welsh Highland Railway and Bala Lake Railway. (B,D) 

Day Eight - Llandudno to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

County Hotel

Llandudno

  • Stay right on Llandudno’s famous seafront close to all the towns’ attractions, shops, bars and restaurant
  • Enjoy live evening entertainment in the ballroom and a drink in the adjoining bar
  • Climb to the top of great or little Orme for views over the town or easily discover nearby Snowdonia

Llandudno is the biggest seaside resort in Wales and has been attracting tourists since the Victorian Era and you can stay with us right in the resort’s centre at the County Hotel.

The best of Llandudno’s attractions including the Victorian Pier, the Alice in Wonderland trail and the Oriel Mostyn Gallery are all within a short walk of the hotel. One of the town’s top attractions is Great Orme, which can be travelled up by on Great Orme Tramway or by foot if you are feeling active. From the top you will enjoy great views back over the town and over to Snowdonia National Park.

Heading inland you can get an even closer look at the Snowdonia National Park with a scenic drive through it. Highlights in the park include Snowdon itself, the top of which can be accessed by Snowdon Mountain Railway from Llanberis. The towns of Blaenau Ffestiniog and Portmadog are outside of the park but still make for elegant destinations to visit and will mean a ride through stunning scenery on the way.

The hotel sits right on the seafront with a number of fantastic shops and restaurants in close proximity. Inside we have a ballroom with bar and dance floor and you will be able to enjoy tasty breakfast and evening meals in the restaurant while enjoying great views over the seafront.

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Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Bala Lake Railway and Llangollen

We make the most of a jaunt heading over the scenic Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen, set on the banks of the beautiful River Dee, before visiting Bala to board the Bala Lake Railway for a lakeside train journey.

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Full Day: Llanberis Lake and Ffestiniog Railways

Soak up more of the spectacular views of Snowdonia as we enjoy journeys on the Llanberis Lake and Ffestiniog Railway - both located in the very heart of the National Park.

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Full Day: Welsh Highland Railway

We enjoy a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway, travelling from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, where we enjoy some free time before returning to Llandudno.

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