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Brecon Mountain Railway

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Brecon Mountain Railway
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“steam museum”(67 reviews)
“pant station”(48 reviews)
“return journey”(44 reviews)
Brecon Mountain Railway was built on part of the abandoned Brecon & Merthyr Railway which was originally built in 1859. Travel behind a vintage Steam Locomotive in our all-weather observation coaches and admire the spectacular views on your 10 mile...more
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Pant Station | Pant, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2DD, Wales
+44 1685 722988
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restored train is a great way to spend an afternoon, especially if you have children. It’s a great way to see the countryside from the comfort of the rail car.

Thank lbondoc
Reviewed 2 days ago

For goodness sake, Brecon Mountain Railway operators, whoever you are! (You’re very reluctant to reveal yourselves on your website. Is it because you’re ashamed of the bad job you’re doing?) Yes, it’s a charming little train; and a pretty, if short and unspectacular, route. Maybe...More

2  Thank steve4202018
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to travel, steam loco up a mountain through forest with great views over the reservoir. This was a very enjoyable trip with a nice little stop on the return to take in the view and see the little steam museum, delightful way...More

Thank Keithy1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling on the steam railway was a delightful experience, particularly for our grandchildren who rarely have the opportunity to travel on a steam train. It is quite pricey but hey its a one off experience. You do get good views of the reservoir but apart...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brecon Mountain Railway is wonderful attraction which affords spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons, forests and a reservoir. The steam engine was great to see and hear and the journey was relaxing and not overlong (a 90 minutes round trip). The staff were welcoming...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the railway with my mum as part of a coach trip. We really enjoyed it, it's an hour and a half round trip with a 25 minute stop at the second station. The only downside was that the coach company reserved carriages for...More

1  Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a little hidden gem this is. The scenery is stunning and it is a great experience. Staff are friendly and helpful.

1  Thank taffUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brecon and its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. You can get glimpses of that beauty by travelling in the Brecon Mountain train from Pant station , but just glimpses. You can see the mountains , valleys, river and a water reservoir from the train window ....More

1  Thank sanamis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not go that far on this little train, but what you see are breathtaking views of some un-spoilt countryside. There is free parking, and a (poorly stocked) gift shop. After ten minutes on the train, there is a 15 minute break whilst the...More

Thank Bayleywillow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many have said there is not much value on this short journey with restricted views and crowded carriages. It is a parady of the original railway. There is little information about the history and purpose of the line and when I asked one of...More

1  Thank Philip A
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from MichaelH10961 |
Thanks, however I have now established that the Timetable states thet White days, they are Closed!
July 19, 2018|
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Response from BMRWales | Property representative |
Yes tickets will be available on the day from the Booking Office - we recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to departure.
July 12, 2018|
Response from Josh P |
You should take the train to Cardiff Central and change for a service to Pontypridd or Merthyr Tydfil -- if the train terminates at Pontypridd, the ongoing train to Merthyr Tydfil will leave from the adjacent platform. When... More