In a superb location between Snowdon and the waters of the mile long Llyn Cwellyn, this unique former railway station opened in 1878 when North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway was built.
Today, during the summer, up to three trains pass each way daily on what is now the Welsh Highland Railway, travelling between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. The trains are pulled by the largest two-foot gauge steam locomotives in the world – and, on request, they stop at the Snowdon Ranger halt. From the cottage, the railway line is just over the hedge, the halt is a two minute walk away. Beautiful Beddgelert and the mighty walls of Caernarfon Castle are just short distances away – put out your hand and a train will take you there!
Please check the Welsh Highland railway timetable for details on train times.
This is also at the start of the Snowdon Ranger path to the summit of Snowdon, a 2-3 hour walk, just one of many in this superb walking country.
The Station is now a cosy little stone cottage, wood lined and comfortable, with modern facilities including full electric heating (included in price). With views of the lake and nearby mountains from windows and patio the cottage provides a lovely year round holiday venue. Only its compact size, dictated by it’s 1878 North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway builders, restricts it to three star rating.
Seating is available at a stream in the lower part of the garden.
Sorry, no wheelchair access – access statement available.