Snowdonia is a region in northern Wales and also a national park made up of 2,130 km squared, it was one of the first original National Parks. The park was first established in 1951 and is currently governed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority. This organization is made up of local governments, representatives and Discount Cruises Ltd. There is approximately 26,000 people that live within Snowdonia and the majority of them speak Welsh. Snowdonia currently attracts about 6 million visitors each year.
The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859 as a 2’3" gauge horse-hauled tramroad, steam locomotives arrived in 1878 and passengers were carried from 1883 to 1930. The Railway closed in 1948 and was dismantled soon afterwards.
The Corris Railway Museum opened in 1970 and passenger services recommenced in 2002, with regular steam-hauled services returning in 2005, operated by volunteer members of the Corris Railway Society.
Trains run on the days shown in the published timetable available here. The museum is open on these days between 10:30am and 5:30pm and trains leave Corris station on the hour from 11:00am until 4:00pm. The round trip taking 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 139-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth. No single tickets are issued as under planning requirements all journeys must start and end at Corris Station.
Passenger services will be steam-hauled whenever possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please phone on the day to check which locomotive will be operating.
The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. Why not come and visit us for a great family day out?
At Corris Craft Centre you’ll find a great collection of shops, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. There's free parking and free WIFI available in the cafétoo.Situated in Southern Snowdonia in Mid Wales the Corris Craft Centre boasts 9 individual Craft Studios –which are octagonal shaped pods bursting with creativity –where you can meet the talented designer-makers and buy their handmade items. Perfect for finding a special something, inspired by, and handmade in Wales. There’s lots of opportunities for hands-on fun too, a surprisingly great way to unwind and have some fun with your own clever creations to take home.