13th May 2017 - 10:00
Victorian Weekend – 13th -14th May 2017
Llangollen Railway will be stepping back in time to the Victorian era over the weekend of 13th & 14th May 2017.
Enjoy a truly memorable day out at the Llangollen Railway’s Victorian Weekend this May. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the recreated Victorian era.
Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into different aspects of Victorian life on and off the rails.
- Step on board one of our historic steam-hauled trains and journey 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen.
- Take a look inside our Victorian station at Berwyn and discover what life was like for a Victorian stationmaster.
- Learn new skills in the tented circus workshop and witness displays by our costumed street entertainers.
- Marvel at the sight of Queen Victoria and her royal entourage visiting the Dee Valley.
- Witness traditional railway sights as parcels and goods are loaded and unloaded along the line.
- Explore original documents and artefacts charting the construction of our railway back in the 1860s.
- Plus lots more……
The first few miles of the Llangollen Railway now enjoy UNESCO ‘World Heritage Status’ as part of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal area.
Top Tip – As there is no cash point machine on the Llangollen Railway, if you want to buy goods in some of our exhibits and outlets, please bring along some cash.
Llangollen Station (The First 60 Years – From 2017 back to 1957)
For all our intrepid Victorian explorers, walking down the ramp to Llangollen station marks the start of the time-travelling adventure. Stepping back the first 60 years to 1957, Llangollen Station is the main entrance to the Railway, from where our steam-hauled services back to Victorian life depart.
The lengthy station platforms recall the times when heavily packed excursion trains arrived at Llangollen from all over Britain from the mid-1860s right the way through until the mid-1960s. In the Henry Robertson Suite, visitors can explore original documents and artefacts charting the construction of our railway back in the 1860s. Step behind the scenes on one of our Guided Tours of the railway’s workshops and see how steam locomotives are repaired and maintained. Stop off at the Station Café & Bar where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, with all products being freshly baked on the premises.
For the next stage of our trip back to Victorian Britain, climb on-board one of our historic steam-hauled passenger trains for the 20-mile round trip. Crossing over the River Dee on the outskirts of Llangollen, our trains steam back another 60 years to 1897. If you notice your phone signal disappear from here, it is because they have not been invented yet!
Berwyn Station (1897 – Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Year)
Berwyn station, known as the ‘Station in the Gorge’, has been transformed back to how it would have appeared in 1897. Break your journey here and discover what life was like for a Victorian stationmaster. The station is celebrating a major landmark in Victorian history – by 1897, Queen Victoria has been on the throne for 60 years!
Pop into the station’s cosy refreshment room, where you’ll find delightful traditional light snacks and drinks. Enjoy scenic walks along the banks of the River Dee, step onto the World’s oldest chain link bridge and explore the historic Horseshoe Falls – the source of the Llangollen Canal.
For school parties and groups, download our detailed Education Pack
Full Event Details to Follow
One Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £23, Senior – £20, Child – £12, Family (2 adults & 2 children)– £50
One Day Rover – On the day – Adults – £25, Senior – £22, Child – £16, Family (2 adults & 2 children)– £60
Two Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £42, Senior – £36, Child – £22, Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £90
Two Day Rover – On the day – Adults – £45, Senior – £40, Child – £29, Family (2 adults & 2 children)– £108
Standard Return (not available to pre book) – Adult – £18, Senior – £16, Child – £10, Family – £48.
Llangollen Railway reserves the right to alter, cancel or suspend services, special events and advertised steam or diesel locomotives. The Railway accept no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay thereby caused.