A must for all train enthusiasts, Conwy Valley Railway station is located in the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed and features a museum, miniature railway and landscaped grounds. During the high season and at weekends there will be a steam engine pulling the car, whilst at other times a diesel engine will be in service. For an alternative view you can also ride in the fifteen inch gauge electric tramcar – it’s the only one of its kind in Wales!
There’s plenty on offer for the kids too including dodgem cars and other rides, a 39 scenic model railway and even a Tomy tram that they can drive along its own track.
Inside the museum you’ll get the chance to operate several model railways as well as peruse a variety of train artefacts and miniature railway engines. The star of the show has to be the grand quarter scale Britannia however. After you’ve browsed the museum, enjoy refreshments in the café which is situated inside a real buffet coach.
You can even pick up your own models to take home, with Hornby sets, die cast cars and planes, Airfix model kits, accessories and railway books from the well-stocked model shop.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum is found in Betws-y-Coed, just off of Old Church Road.
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The most popular inland resort in North Wales, partly due to its convenience as a location but mostly thanks to its beauty and splendour. A lot of the village dates back to the Victorians, and their influence still abounds in the buildings. Surrounded by the dense forestry and imposing mountains of the region, Betws-y-Coed feels pleasantly out of the way.
Conwy Castle is easily the most spectacular of all the castles in North Wales (and cost the most to build, too!). The castle was built for Edward I by Master James of St George, and is one of the most impressive surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.
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Enjoy everything Conwy has to offer by staying in a cottage in and around the town or Conwy Marina. Attractions include Conwy Castle, the town walls, Plas Mawr Elizabethan House, The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, pleasure cruises and a wide range of shops and restaurants.
A great location to holiday on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park where 3 rivers meet and join together. Surrounded by tree covered mountains there is an alpine feel to this town. The main street is full of outdoor and climbing shops, testament to the its popularity with walkers, mountaineers and cyclists. A beautiful location and convenient to explore Snowdonia and the Conwy Valley.
Find somewhere to let in town. Towns offer the convenience of shops, restaurants and other ammenities whilst you're never far from the countryside.