Friday, 21 February 2014

Day Trip - Llangollen Steam Train - on 24.8.2013- with Wicksons

Our Llangollen Steam train day trip with Wicksons. We meet at the pick up point 8.40 a.m. It took us about half an hour to reach Telford and stop at the motorway  cafe for an hour break due to our stream train trip is book for 12.00 p.m.

We reached the Carrog Village at 11.30 a.m.  and stop for a cup of tea as it is quite cold around here.  The Wicksons had book a carriage for our group of 18 people and we go as a group again and will have to take a train back at 4.00 p.m. at Llangollen station. We only have three and half hour to walk around the city Centre of Llangollen which is not enough time as there is so much to see.

There is 2 sections of the carriage is closed for wedding function and another one carriage section is for a 70th Birthday celebration.  The old steam train split from 1st class and economy class and the 1st class section comes with individual rooms and seats.  It took half an hour to reach Llangollen station and we alighted the train to take photos in the city centre.

As I try to find the way to the Horseshoe Falls and been directed to follow the River Dee canal and walk all the way up  it will take us pass the Chain Bridge  then the horse fall. Unfortunately, if we walk up to the horse fall we probable just manage to catch our train back to Carrog.  So we decided to walk back to the city centre. There is a walk path from the restaurant where it lead to the limestone  where the water flow from the horseshoe falls.

After spending another an hour and half walking at the Llangollen train station. we follow the foot path near the station and came to the back yards of the private house as there is no other walking path and at the back of this house there is a platform which is built by him. We waved and try to get the home owner's attention and hopefully he can let us go over the back garden gate to the front door which the road lead back to the city centre.  The kind owner finally came over to speak to us and let us go through his garden to the front and guide us to the correct path again.

We spend another hour walking the centre and went back to the Llagollen station for our train and this time the train which we take is a electric one instead of steam train. It is a good experience and it cost  £14.00 gbp per person for this one to and fro trip. It is value for money for a free and easy. Our trip cost £31.00 gbp per person which included the train ticket. I would recommend for anyone whom is keen on the steam train and love a free and easy walk at the River Dee then this is the trip to go for it.

We reached our drop off point at 6.30 p.m. and we went to do some shopping at the supermarkets near my place to shop for food for dinner and end up with a fish and chips meals for the nite. A happy ending for a happy day.

Place Llangollen Steam train
Scored for the Place: 8 stars
Photos by: Catherine Suen
Dated: 24.8.2013
Day Trip Tour: Wicksons

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