Trains to North Wales
Train tickets and fastest journey times to North Wales
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Travelling to North Wales by train
The rugged landscape of North Wales runs the gamut of stunning scenery – from unspoilt coastlines to the craggy peaks of Snowdonia. It holds plenty to discover for lovers of the great outdoors. You’ll find miles of the country’s best hiking trails, fantastic locally-sourced cuisine and a host of family-friendly activities that’ll keep everyone entertained. Time to start planning your North Wales Adventure.
Two miles south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, you’ll find the absolutely stunning Aber Falls. Plunging 120 feet over a sill of igneous rock in the Carneddau range, the falls are formed by the Afon Goch or ‘Red River’.
Bangor’s Garth Pier is Wales’ second longest pier and the ninth-longest in UK. This Grade II listed structure has been lovingly restored and offers visitors truly breath-taking views across the water to Anglesey and the Menai Strait – with the mountains of Snowdonia in the opposite direction. With a plethora of cafes along the waterfront and pier, there’s no shortage of places to sit back and enjoy the magnificent views.
Overlooking Snowdonia National Park, the National Trust-owned Penrhyn Castle is set in 60 beautiful acres of land that includes Victorian gardens and tranquil parkland. The castle’s opulent interiors house a fantastic collection of artwork, a restored kitchen and one-tonne slate bed that was made especially for Queen Victoria in the 19th Century. Kids will also be delighted by the brilliant adventure playground where they can climb trees, make dens and generally run wild.
If you’re on the lookout for your next adrenaline rush, they don’t come much bigger than Zip World, home of the longest zip line in Europe. It’s also the fastest in the world. You’ll reach speeds of 100mph as you fly head-first down one of Snowdonia’s rocky mountain sides. The company also offers a range of other activities, from tree-top courses to cave adventures, so be sure to check out their different locations across Snowdonia.
If you’re travelling to North Wales by train, a custom private tour from Celticos is an excellent way to explore the region at your leisure. With guided tours and sightseeing excursions, visitors can discover the history and culture of the region and take in the sights of Snowdonia National Park. Themed tours are also available, including heritage train tours and tours of stately homes and private gardens.
Cruise the coasts of North Wales with one of the country’s very best (and most extreme!) boat tour companies. You’ll get a taste of the nature and history of Anglesey with more than a few thrills and spills thrown in for good measure. Trips include a tour of castles and islands, a puffin and seal-spotting excursion and ‘Velocity’, an adrenaline filled fast-moving RIB that promises to take passengers to ‘the speed of scream’.
Halen Mon’s salt is used in everything from Pipers Crisps to Green & Blacks chocolate, as well as many other household favourites. Their Saltcote and Visitor Centre gives guests a fascinating insight into their innovative processes over the course of a 50-minute tour.
South Stack Lighthouse
Built by Trinity House in 1809, South Stack Lighthouse was reopened in 2017 and now offers plenty to do. Embark on an engine room tour, take in the incredible view from the top of the lighthouse and observe an array of breeding seabirds – including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
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