When you’re driving it’s all too easy to miss beautiful scenery. Take a narrow gauge train and you can enjoy it all at a much lazier pace.

The Welsh Highland Railway lets you do just this. It runs 25 miles from Caernarfon to Porthmadog through the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia. Whilst passing by the beautiful village of Beddgelert and through the Aberglaslyn Pass, passengers can sit back and relax and take in foaming rivers and falls, rocky peaks and buzzards circling high above moors.

Buy a return ticket to Rhyd Ddu to hike up to the summit of Snowdon (make sure you give yourself plenty of time!) or stop a while in Beddgelert to enjoy a gentle river walk and a bite to eat in one of the many hostelries this pretty village has to offer.

From Porthmadog Harbour station you can travel on another narrow gauge railway to Ffestiniog. 200 years of history makes a trip on the Ffestinog railway a unique experience. The world’s oldest narrow gauge railway travels 13 ½ miles between Porthmadog and the slate mine village of Ffestiniog and gives you the chance to experience the “golden age of railway travel” in one of the original carriages more than 150 years old.

These trains run from the coast along narrow tracks which climb up and cling to the sides of mountains 700ft above sea level. They travel through the unmistakeable Welsh landscape, passing by shimmering lakes, through fields and woodland toward Ffestiniog. Taking trip on either of these historic railways is a fantastic way to enjoy the diverse and dramatic scenery of North Wales – and won’t cost you a penny in fuel!

The latest fares and timetables can be found at the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railway website.

Easter Spring Break, The Perfect Holiday in Caernarfon.

- Posted on 28th Feb 2018 -

With Easter at the end of March this year, we’ve got plenty of space in March and April for the pe...

Mother’s Day 2018, That Special Treat

- Posted on 20th Feb 2018 -

With Easter at the end of March this year, we’ve got plenty of space in March and April for the perfect spring break at the Celtic Royal Hotel. Trea...

Take a look at some of our older Blog Entries here

  • February 2018 (3)
  • January 2018 (1)
  • December 2017 (1)
  • October 2017 (1)
  • September 2017 (1)
  • May 2017 (1)
  • April 2017 (1)
  • February 2017 (1)
  • January 2017 (1)
  • October 2016 (1)
  • September 2016 (1)
  • July 2016 (4)
  • June 2016 (5)
  • May 2016 (4)
  • April 2016 (2)
  • March 2016 (2)
  • February 2016 (2)
  • January 2016 (2)
  • December 2015 (5)
  • November 2015 (4)
  • October 2015 (4)
  • September 2015 (4)
  • August 2015 (6)
  • July 2015 (4)
  • June 2015 (6)
  • Customer Comments

    Roger C

    29th April 2019

    Visit was to attend a Ceroc Dance Weekend. Excellent venue, superb food, great room, first class service. Staff were wonderful.Close to all local attractions. I was part of a group of about 120 dancers, every one of us had a brilliant weekend.

    107

    26th November 2018

    Spacious, clean, comfortable, warm bedroom. Lovely big comfortable clean bed. All staff pleasant & helpful. Lovely bathroom! No complaints at all!