Category Archive: Epic Train Tour of Wales

North Wales: 4 great reasons to visit Llandudno

Llandudno on the Welsh north coast was the last stop on my ‘Epic Train Tour of Wales‘, and I certainly didn’t expect to find palm trees and an atmosphere that you normally connect… Continue reading

Snowdon Mountain Railway – on tracks to the top of Wales

As a lover of trains and Wales, I wasn’t going to miss out on a trip with the Snowdon Mountain Railway, as I travelled around North Wales. A railway that takes you from… Continue reading

North Wales: Llanberis – in the shadow of Mount Snowdon

At first sight, the small town of Llanberis in North Wales (UK) might seem like one of those fish you see clinging to the giants of the ocean. Hanging on for a free… Continue reading

5 things I love about Caernarfon in North Wales

I was excited to arrive in the harbourtown of Caernarfon, on my way around North Wales back in September. I knew little about the town and though my scheduled time in town was… Continue reading

Ride through Snowdonia with the Welsh Highland Railway

Having travelled by steam with the Vale of Rheidol Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway, I had big expectations when I boarded the Welsh Highland Railway, taking off from the recently rebuilt Porthmadog Harbour Station… Continue reading

A historic train journey to former slate mining mecca

The sun beams down on Porthmadog and reflects in the water of the marina. It’s a beautiful september day in the Gwynedd region of North Wales. I enjoy a nice walk down the… Continue reading

Portmeirion in North Wales – an explosion of colour and creativeness

I imagine it would be a bit surreal if you came across this place by a coincidence… walking through the woods in North Wales and suddenly discovering this almost magical spot through the trees.… Continue reading

Unique Accommodation: Luxury retreat in the heart of Wales

It must have taken a lot of imagination for Gareth and Sian to get started with their amazing project in Mid Wales. To transform and old and run down barn into a 5… Continue reading

Travel by steam to Devil’s Bridge with the Vale of Rheidol Railway

It squeaks and rumbles gently along the narrow gauge tracks, and once it a while it lets out a happy toooooot. Travelling on the Vale of Rheildol Railway is an authentic train experience,… Continue reading

Wales: Aberystwyth – The unmissable gateway between north and south

Arriving at Aberystwyth in Mid Wales by train is a bit surreal. After rolling through the open marshland surrounding the remote Dovey Junction train platform – which seems to be placed in the… Continue reading