The LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY is a mainly Steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station located beside the Dee River Bridge in Llangollen Town, and continuing for upstream, following the River Dee to Corwen.
The Railway remains close to the waters of the river for most of it’s length. On the north bank at Llangollen Station, the river is crossed via the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen.
The old main line closed to passenger traffic in 1965 and to goods in 1968. The track, signalling and much of the infrastructure was removed or demolished quickly after this, although Llangollen, Berwyn and Carrog Station buildings survived.Llangollen Railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley. Their original vision grew into what you can see today. The restoration project has included relaying the track, reinstalling signalling and providing many buildings.
The Llangollen Railway sees passenger services on most weekends throughout the year. A weekday service also operates between May and September. This basic structure is supplemented by additional services and you should check the website for detailed timetable information prior to visiting the area.
Walking in the area
Using the Llangollen Railway you can undertake linear walks along the Dee Valley between Llangollen and Carrog. Also by using the railway you can explore the hills that flank the Dee Valley and these include the famous limestone escarpments to the east and the Berwyn Hills to the west. You can also combine sections of the Offa's Dyke National Trail with a ride on the railway.