Having a real welsh holiday is an important value for some visitors to both north coast Wales holiday parks – West Point and Morfa Lodge. When you stay or buy with us, you are gifted a phenomenal location that allows the exploration of nearby beauty landscapes, proximity to family attractions and a real chance to enjoy a welsh lifestyle.
There are a host of welsh attractions, places to go and things to do that will give you a real welsh experience. Today we feature the Welsh Highland Railway – an existing adventure that combines scenery with a real welsh ‘vibe’.
This railway is the longest UK heritage lives and operates with the world’s most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives, making it a historically pleasing situation. The beauty of opting to enjoy such an adventure as this is that all you need to do is get on the beautiful train, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, scenery and traditional Welsh theme. With a plentiful range of refreshments and freshly made foods, you’ll be all set for an adventure along one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
The 25 mile long journey will take you past the foot of Mount Snowdon, weaving through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park setting. Passing through the picturesque town of Gelert – the famed resting place of the legendary faithful hound, who was tragically slain.
Following the journey through Beddgelert, the train zigzags through the gorgeous Aberglaslyn Pass -this boasts dramatic views, then onto Porthmadog Harbour Station. A new station with greatly improved passenger facilities, the Ffestiniog railway is interchangeable, allowing an extended journey for those that seek further exploration. This line is well equipped and able to take you over to and through the slate quarry town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The Welsh Highland Railway operates daily during July and August and weekly throughout September – October. A full return takes 5 hours, however shorter journeys are available.
You can enjoy this tour from West Point Holiday Park in North Wales by embarking from Caernarfon, of which the map pictured explains visually the route that you can enjoy.