Travels the two and a half miles between Fairbourne and Penrhyn Point where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Some of the trips they allow footplate passengers, who can ride up front throughout with the driver! At the station there’s also an extensive model G-Scale Railway which kids and enthusiasts will love to have a look at. Independent of the Railway, the Barmouth Ferries operate when trains run from Easter onwards so you could potentially add a little jaunt on the water to your transport day out! Take the bus to get there and then all you’ve got to do for a full house is find some way of getting airborne! Nearby located near to Beach Halt in Penrhyn Corner Pay-and-Display car park there is a children’s playground with regular play equipment ok for kids around 2 to 10. So it’s a nice little stop on it’s own with smalls, or with slightly bigger kids who demand a bit more it’s good in conjunction with the amusements and the golf. An easy day!
Wales has many great steam railways, some are small and some are big, in nature but, no matter the size, they all have the same aim and that’s to give you the best experience they possibly can and one such Railway that is delivering that great experience, is the Fairbourne Miniature Railway. Established in 1916, this particular steam railway has decades of history that saw the dawn of the industrial revolution that Wales played a huge part in. Now in recent years, this small railway carries thousands of passengers every year and all leave with very fond memories of their short time on this very special little attraction. We at Top 100 Attractions, look for visitor experience, set alongside value for money and this railway, based in sleepy Fairbourne, has both of those qualities and more. With a great team, headed by a great general manager, this small charity run steam railway is an absolute must when visiting this area of Wales.