Alice the little Welsh engine

 Croeso, welcome to the award winning Bala Lake Railway 
"Home of Alice the Little Welsh Engine"   

 View from a Bala Lake Railway train

We have run our last train of the 2018 season and we re-open again next February for school half-term trains...

Beautiful Welsh Countryside

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Main Marian at Bala stationNarrow Gauge Steam Railway

Our narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding scenery including the nearby mountains of Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy. Your journey is described on our 'Your Journey' page in greater detail.

Start your Visit

Llanuwchllyn is the railway’s main station; from here regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala. At Llanuwchllyn, visitors can watch the steam locomotives being serviced before they join the train, can see the Victorian signal box in operation and can enjoy light refreshments in the station buffet.

A Perfect Day Out

All trains start and finish their day from Llanuwchllyn. There is free car parking as well as a buffet, souvenir shop, toilets and picnic tables.

Alice on a Slate Train SpecialBala Lake

Our railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day’s visit to Bala Lake. The round trip of 1 hour can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing. There is access to the lake shore at Llangower station for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside.

Bala Station

At Bala Station there is limited roadside car parking with large car parks in the town centre, half a mile away.


Bala Lake Railway Trust  The Bala Lake Railway Trust is helping us by raising funds to realise a longstanding dream of extending our line from its current remote terminus outside Bala into Bala town centre. Find out more by clicking here Find out more about the other Great Little Trains of Wales
  We have recently been awarded a Grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a new carriage shed and interpretation centre at Llanuwchllyn. Click here to watch a video update on YouTube of this exciting development Heritage Lottery Fund


The Bala Lake Railway is very proud to have again been awarded a tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" in 2018

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