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We are running tours on March 15th & 16th for people who play the lottery to come on a free tour of Boston Lodge. Booking in advance is required and proof of a National Lottery ticket will be required upon arrival. 

Join us for a tour of this historic site and discover more about the history and fascinating stories that surround the unique engineering works. Your tour guide will meet you in Spooner’s bar/café at Harbour Station, Porthmadog, before you embark on a short train ride to Boston Lodge Works. The experience will last for approximately 2 hours.

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways operate the country’s finest scenic railway through the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia).
Boston Lodge is the engineering works of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. The present workforce is continuing a long-established tradition of innovation and quality stretching back nearly 200 years. The works is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest in the world and is unique in having built steam locomotives in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Tours will take place on the 15-16th March at 10:30 and 14:00 on each day. Please arrive 20 minutes before the tour is due to start.
For safety reasons, unfortunately children under the age of 10 are not permitted on site. There are limited spaces for children over 10, so please ring the Booking Office to book: 01766 516024. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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What do I need to know before I come?

Boston Lodge is a working engineering site with rails and uneven surfaces throughout, often muddy in places and this is combined with frequent vehicle and train movements. For safety reasons it is therefore only suitable for people who are fully mobile without assistance and who’s sight is sufficient for them to see dangers themselves. Please watch this safety briefing before booking as it will help you understand what the site is like.

We are hoping to film some of our tours and make them available on the website so those who cannot attend because the site is unsuitable for them will be able to find out more online.

Getting here

Please arrive at Porthmadog in good time to catch your shuttle train to Boston Lodge. Please do not try and drive to Boston Lodge as the experience starts at Porthmadog where there is parking at the station.

What to wear

Please wear warm clothes and bring a waterproof, the weather can be unpredictable. Please wear stout, preferably leather, walking boots. Absolutely no sandals or trainers.