Top Trips from Porthmadog

Porthmadog is the historic centre of operations of our two railways and, as you would expect, offers the widest choice of Top Trips

Blaenau Ffestiniog is famous as being the town that roofed the world and was once the slate capital of Wales. Just over an hour from Porthmadog, it features some of the best adventure attractions anywhere in the UK - zip wires, mountain bike tracks and even underground trampolines. Also check out the deep mine tour, It's A Small World and the town walk.

Caernarfon is one of the most historic towns in Wales. With its magnificent castle - right alongside the Welsh Highland station - one of the best-preserved walled towns in the UK and fascinating harbour, it's the ideal location for a day out. Just over two hours from Porthmadog, this has to be one of the best value days out anywhere in the UK.

Beddgelert could well be the prettiest village in Snowdonia, set in stunning scenery with a wide range of shops, pubs and cafes and is just 40 minutes from Porthmadog. Visit the grave of Gelert, the faithful hound of legend and explore the village that was the inspiration for the adventures of Rupert Bear. As a bonus, your journey takes you through some of the finest scenery anywhere in the world.

A return to beautiful Tan y Bwlch takes roughly 40 minutes in each direction. This tranquil location features woodland and lakeside walks, plus our own café featuring delicious home-made cakes and pastries with a kid's play area alongside.

Now plan your trip

Check the Welsh Highland Railway Timetable or the Ffestiniog Railway Timetable for suitable departure times. Visit the Fares page, and then book online.

Don't forget - All children under three travel FREE. One child under 16 years travels FREE with each adult or senior citizen paying ordinary 3rd class fare.