British Travel Journal
7 FOR THE TRAIN SPOTTER
Jules Verne: You don't really need to be a train geek to enjoy the Tracks of the Welsh Dragon. This steam train journey will transport anyone back to the romantic Golden Age of travel, with
its traditional Pullman carriages, hauled by the 61306 Mayflower locomotive. The first two
days of the four-day trip are spent chugging through the English, then the Welsh countryside, departing from London. You can wistfully watch the country's most dramatic scenery drift past - including the Camarthenshire Hills, the Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains and the Lleyn Peninsula. Come the evening guests disembark to stay in a hotel – the first night in Shrewsbury, the remaining three in the ‘fantasy' Italianate village of Portmeirion, from where excursions take you to explore the spectacular Snowdonia area before
the homeward train journey. à vjv.com
British Travel Journal top tip No need to climb Wales' highest peak – take the Snowdon
Railway to the summit.