Category Archive: Train Adventures

By train in Scotland: 9 great reasons to travel on the West Highland Line

There’s nothing like a good old train adventure, and the Scottish Highland is definitely not the worst place go on one. A place where you can take in all the beauty from your… Continue reading

Live from… Scotland: Travelling through the West Highlands

As I’m writing this I’m sitting in the lounge of my hostel for the night, overlooking the harbour of Mallaig – a small coastal town in the West Highlands of Scotland. Mallaig is… Continue reading

Switzerland: On tracks to the Top of Europe

What if I told you that you can “climb” a mountain in the comfortable seat of a train – but still be rewarded with some of Switzerland’s most glorious views to snowclad alpine… Continue reading

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