About the Classic Transport Weekend
Northern Wales is one of the most beautiful areas in all of the United Kingdom. The Upper Dee Valley is part of one of only 5 Areas of Natural Beauty in all of Wales and easily the most magnificent. In the town of Llangollen, in the county of Denbighshire, is the only standard gauge heritage railway running in Wales.
Each summer, the railway sponsors the Classic Transport Weekend. This spectacular event pulls out all the engines - steam and diesel - to run the 10-mile route from Llangollen up to the recently restored stop at Corwen. With additional stops along the way at Berwyn, Glyndyfrdwy, and Carrog. In addition to the classic steam trains running along the route, vintage restored bus transportation will also be available to visitors between the Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen stations.
Each stop offers something to see and do. In Llangollen Station are a café and the Carriage Tea Room. Within walking distance are many local shops and restaurants and the Motor Museum. For the adventurers up for a hike is Castell Dinas Bran, the ruined castle on the hill.
The Berwyn station offers a small tea room and is the most photographed station on the line. A short walk across the River Dee using the historic Chain Bridge brings visitors to Horseshoe Falls and is worth the time.
The Glyndyfrdwy station (pronounced glyn-duverd-wee, meaning Valley of Dee) tea room is open on event weekends and has beautiful picnic areas for dining out. A special exhibition of vintage and restored classic automobiles will be on display. On Saturday night there will be live music and an ale tent.
At the Carrog station, you might find that time appears to have stood still. The station was meticulously rebuilt by volunteers to match the original 1950’s style. The station tea room serves fresh snacks and homemade cakes along with hot drinks. Visit the 17th century Dee Bridge for a feel of the vastness of the history of the area.
In 2014 the railway was extended all the way to Corwen. Currently, the end of the line, the town offers a host of small shops, pubs, and a few delicious cafes. Visit the Corwen Museum or take the dog for a pleasant walk along the Dee River.
The Llangollen Railway Trust Ltd. is a heritage railway, primarily offering steam-powered engines and classic Pullman cars. Resurrecting the rail line started in the mid-1970s, and their work has continued ever since to expand and improve.
Entry To The Event
Adult tickets (16+) are £18 for all-day rover ticket, concessioners (60+) are £16.50, children 3-15 are £10.50, and children under 3 are free with an adult. Family tickets are available (2 adults, 2 children) for £50. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Somewhere to Stay in Denbighshire
The area is filled with quaint and comfortable places to stay. At the Carrog stop, across the River Dee, is Station Campsite for those more attuned to nature and the outdoors. In Llangollen, Plas Hafod is a B&B in a restored Victorian-style house. A short drive from the Corwen station is one of the 50 Coolest Cottages to stay in the UK. The Henfaes Isaf offers sleeping for up to 6, a kids’ playroom, and a giant fireplace. Also, in Corwen is the Hafannedd, a converted 17th-century woolen mill on the River Clwyd.
Getting To The Station
Driving south on the A483 from Chester, exit at either Roubon (A539) or a little farther south at the A5. Follow either west to Llangollen. While there is no direct train service to Llangollen, several bus services offer transportation directly to the station from the cities farther afield, Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.
Other Things To Do Around Llangollen
Spend the whole day or the entire weekend exploring the incredible splendor of the Area of Natural Beauty along the Dee River at the Llangollen Railway Classic Transportation Weekend.
When is the next Classic Transport Weekend?
The Classic Transport Weekend is planned to take place at The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8SN, Saturday 4th July, 2020. This is a Weekend Vintage Event.
01978 860 979
External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.
When using a phone number please be respectful if the organiser uses their private number - remember a lot of these events are for charity and run by volunteers.
Please do not contact us directly about this event as we publicise the event only.
We would love to hear about your experiences at this show, good or bad. Or if you have a photo you would like to share. Please leave a comment below.