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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.

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.