Llanberis Lake Railway sounds as though it should be a picturesque affair, doesn't it, conjuring mental images of majestic mountains reflected in still, clear waters? Well, a trip along Llanberis Railway, taking you into the heart of Snowdonia, certainly won't disappoint which is why so many people make a day out here a centrepiece activity for their Welsh mountain holiday. The five mile return journey from Penilyn to Llanberis and back, follows the track running alongside Lake Padarn, winding past 13th Century Dolbadarn Castle, across rivers and past mountain lakes...Will you get a glimpse of Snowdon herself? Yes, and a lot more than a glimpse at that. Whatever you do, don't forget the camera! On this page you will find campsites near Llanberis Lake Railway, offering great access to a truly memorable steam rail experience.
You'll find three steam locomotives in operation along the 2.5 mile Llanberis Railway line, each one formally involved in the hauling of slate from the local area: 'Elidir' was built in 1899; 'Thomas Bach' was built in 1904; 'Dolbarn' was built in 1922. For more insights into the world in which these little engines operated, it's a good idea to build some time into your day out for a visit to the Slate Museum which lies next to Gilfach Ddu Station, where you'll also find a gift shop and cafe. Those wanting to take advantage of the scenery should pack a lake-side picnic and enjoy it at Cei Llydan where the trains make a stop.
Camping in Llanberis
Search through the listings for Llanberis camping, touring and holiday parks on this page to find your perfect pitch. You might like to use our 'things to do' tab on each site's individual listing which provides tonnes of useful information, reviews and even directions to other local attractions, pubs, restaurants and shops. For those who like to partake in a two-wheeled exploration of their surroundings, you'll also find a 'cycle route' tab on each site's listing showing the local, regional and national cycle routes in the area in relation to a campsite's location.