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Grand Mountain Top Adventure on Snowdon Mountain Railway

Based on Victorian engineering Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only public rack and pinion railway in the United Kingdom and a true majestic mountain adventure. As well as your Mountain Top Adventure on Britain’s highest rack railway, there is so much more to see and do at Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Since 1896 visitors from around the world have travelled on Snowdon Mountain Railway. Trains travel to the Summit of Snowdon, which at 3,560ft (1085m), is the highest mountain in England and Wales, where the surrounding countryside boasts dramatic landscape and scenery. This unique railway is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Wales.

For more than 113 years holiday makers and day trippers have been appreciating the truly spectacular views they have experienced while claiming the ascent of Snowdon as a lifetime adventure. As the train climbs through the atmospheric landscape of Snowdon passengers can absorb themselves in the rich myth, legend and history Snowdonia has to offer.

New For 2010
The new Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre, Hafod Eryri, opened during Spring 2009. Sympathetically designed to complement the landscape, this landmark building,
designed by Ray Hole architects, grows out of the mountain and features spectacular panoramic windows giving travellers to Hafod Eryri unimpaired views across
the mighty Snowdonia range and the Irish Sea, with newly accessible views to the summit cairn only feet above the building. A warm welcome is further assured by the stunning Welsh Oak interior where visitors are given protection beneath the cloud-like granite roof.

Much more than just a train ride
As well as your Mountain Top Adventure on Britain’s highest rack railway, there is so much more to see and do at Snowdon Mountain Railway. Browse through the range of quality gifts, souvenirs and clothing on sale at the Station Gift Shop and in the new Summit Visitor Centre. Indulge your taste buds with a tempting selection of Welsh produce freshly cooked at the Taste of Wales Platform Grill or sit down to a hearty meal, or just a hot drink and a sandwich, in the Llanberis Café. Also, before your train departs, make time to experience our audio visual presentation ‘To The Summit of Snowdon’, absolutely free, to all passengers in the Snowdon Theatre.

Train Operation:
Dates open: March 21st – End of October (Daily Weather Permitting).
Opening Times: 8:15 am to Mid/Late Afternoon (Dependent on demand). Trains run from 9:00am subject to passenger demand. The trains may be either steam or diesel hauled.

The Journey
Your journey begins at Llanberis Station and continues across an impressive viaduct, past a spectacular waterfall cascading through an ancient oak forest, before entering open countryside dotted with long abandoned dwellings and grazing sheep. On fine days the views from the train as you are carried along a spectacular ridge towards the Summit are breath taking. During the ascent of the mountain an in-carriage commentary reveals the secrets of Snowdonia, a region rich in landscape, wildlife, history and myth..

Summit Fares:
Adult Return £25
Adult Single £16
Child Return £16
Child Single £13

Clogwyn Fares: (Early Season travel 3/4 distance up Snowdon):
Adult Return £16
Adult Single £12
Child Return £12
Child Single £8

Avoid disappointment and book tickets in advance. Bookings can be made in advance with a credit or debit card and there is a £3.50 administration charge per booking. Please note telephone bookings cannot be made on the same day as travel..

Take an Early Bird Special Train and travel for HALF PRICE
The Early Bird discount applies to individual adult and child return tickets
booked in advance for the 09:00 departure. Subject to availability (54 seats per day). Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets can be purchased a minimum of one day in advance by telephone.

To take advantage of this fantastic saving please call and book on 0871 720 0033.

Disabled Facilities:
Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance. Advance notification essential.

7 1/2 miles from Caernarfon, 10 miles from Bangor, 17 miles from Betws-y-Coed. Follow the signs for Llanberis from the A55 expressway and the A5.

77 Bangor – Llanberis (hourly, except Sundays).
88 Caernarfon – Llanberis – Nant Peris (half hourly Monday to Saturday, hourly Sunday).
19, 19B, 96 Llandudno – Betws-y-Coed – Llanberis.
95 Snowdon Sherpa: Caernarfon – Beddgelert – Llanberis.

Bangor (North Wales Coast Line) 9 miles North.
Porthmadog (Cambrian Coast Line) 15 miles South.

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