There aren’t many experiences quite as frustrating as being on holiday and being the designated driver, meaning you have to chauffeur everyone around. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

There are many captivating trips on rails for you to enjoy as North Wales is one of the last keepers of the old railway traditions. In an age where locomotion ran on steam and there was a real personality to each journey, the railways were the way to get around.

Though not as popular as they once were, the railways in North Wales (and in and around Snowdonia in particular) provide a great way to get around for holidaymakers and locals alike. If you want to discover the past of the region, the businesses below should be more than accommodating for you and your party.

Llanberis Lake Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway

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