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Over the weekend of 14th, 15th and 16th June 2019, Friends will have a chance to travel on this country’s most famous narrow gauge train, ‘The Snowdonian’, over the longest narrow gauge run in Britain. This train, which only operates twice a year, will cover its full round trip length of 80 miles from Porthmadog to Caernarfon and Blaenau Ffestiniog, and return to Porthmadog, all over 1 foot 11½inch track of both the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway.  

And if that was not enough… We have also arranged a special trip on the Talyllyn Railway.  Built in 1865, this is the oldest heritage railway in the UK, running for 7½ miles from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn through spectacular scenery and within sight of Cadair Idris, which is one of Britain’s highest mountains.

What’s included:

  • Luxury return coach travel: St. Pancras / Porthmadog / Tywyn / St. Pancras
  • Two nights dinner, bed and full breakfast at The Lion Hotel, Criccieth
  • Visit to Boston Lodge Works including transportation
  • Continental Breakfast on ‘The Snowdonian’ served at your table
  • First Class Observation Car (supplement £200.00 per person) or Standard Class travel on ‘The Snowdonian’
  • Hog Roast Lunch
  • Welsh Afternoon Cream Tea
  • Return trip on Talyllyn Railway, with morning refreshments and homemade cake
  • Services of a Tour Manager throughout


Total cost:       £350:00 per person (plus any applicable supplements)

Deposit:          £100:00 payable immediately            Balance due:        1st March, 2019

Full details and a booking form are in the Winter 2019 issue of Friends News, published late January.

Please send completed booking forms with the deposit to :

Nicola J. Drabble, ATTC Snowdonian Tour, 7, Blenheim Park Close, Leigh-on-Sea,  Essex,  SS9 4AR.

Cheques should be payable to ATTC and NOT to the Friends.