Welcome to the Llangollen Garden railway Festival website.

The Festival was a great success with over 1000 People attending and we thank you all for for coming.

We are pleased to tell you that next years date is the May 13th 2023

Over 55 different stands to vist and nine layouts for you to enjoy.

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To Llangollen garden railway festival

Welcome to the UK’s Newest Premier Model Garden Railway Festival. Showcasing the very latest releases and products for those with an interest in garden railways.

Over 50 of UK’s leading retailers in the Garden Railway hobby, selling everything you will ever need for your first steps into the world of Garden railways.

A selection of outstanding large scale model railway layouts from around the UK, in a wide variety of scales and showing railways from different periods and countries.

So come and meet the enthusiasts who will provide free advice to all those who wish to make a start in the hobby.

There are fine scale and heritage exhibits of exceptional quality for the serious modeller, and also layouts to appeal to the wider public and particularly the children.

We are also hosting demonstrations of modelling techniques.

There will be larger scale and gauge societies, preservation and heritage societies and railway specialist interest groups for you to talk to about what to do next in starting your new project.

It promises to be a real must for all large scale railway enthusiasts and a great day out for all the family especially with free admission for all accompanied children.


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How to find us

The Postcode for the sat-nav is LL20 8SW

By car

We are only 30-40 minutes from all major motorways just off the A542.
Only 90 minutes from Birmingham and 60 minutes from Liverpool or Manchester.

Free car park for all paying visitors. 

By rail

 The nearest mainline railway station is Ruabon station which is about five miles away from Llangollen but has a bus link.

By bus

Regular service from Wrexham via Ruabon Railway station (every 30 minutes).


By foot

We are only a five minute walk from Llangollen town centre.

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The admission charge for the event is £14 per adult.  Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 are not admitted, but up to three children may enter free with each fee paying adult.

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The team

the show organisers

Event Manager
Keith potts


Mike and Jenny Duffy