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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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shambles

I visited this train as a child so was looking forward to experiencing and recapturing my memories... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carol R
Rheidol Valley railway.

As someone who enjoys a steam train trip this was amongst the better ones. The scenery and time of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul W
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Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol Valley. We pass through wide open fields,woodland and rugged mountain scenery as the line twists and turns clinging to the hillside gradually climbing nearly 700ft (200m)from Aberystwyth to reach our destination at Devil’s Bridge. Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seensoaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can beenjoyed by all.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
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+44 1970 625819
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this train as a child so was looking forward to experiencing and recapturing my memories. We were sold first class tickets as "we would have a much more enjoyable experience and the best views." On our arrival to catch the train the 1st...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As someone who enjoys a steam train trip this was amongst the better ones. The scenery and time of year helped with the changing autumn colours.Wildlife....the Kites in the feilds were good to see.Price is comparable with others we have taken in past years. Good...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had great time brought back lovely memories of the steam train days Very friendly/ helpful staff Devil's bridge beautiful scenery Would recommend visit

Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable few hours on the railway. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and looked as though they really enjoyed their jobs. We took the train from Aberystwyth with our dog. He loved sitting in the outside carriage! We only...More

Thank andrea357
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to Devils bridge to pick the train up. Done the round trip, weather was just right views from the train were stunning. The autumn colours in full swing. The smell of the steam and coal were memories of my childhood. Had coffee at...More

Thank deepsky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely afternoon out with friends, family and the dog. Sat in the outside carriage on journey to Devils Bridge and inside carriage on way back. Views lovely. Didn't have much time at Devils Bridge so if you want to go for a decent walk need...More

Thank Maire G
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a lovely afternoon. Pass through the little ticket office and board the carriages. Nothing like travelling through the country to the sound of a steam train. Bear with the first 15mins or so while you head out of the industrial estate and from then...More

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Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the railway last year & were keen to do it again, it's a fantastic way to see the country side as I'm normally driving,steam a very nostalgic way to take in the views,the cakes at devils bridge worth the trip alone,the gaurd...More

Thank gary d
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are huge fans of the "Hinterland" series on Netflix so we did not want to miss the opportunity to see Devil's Bridge, which features prominently in the show. The journey is a total of three hours - an hour up an...More

Thank plw0902
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic day out for anyone. It's all inclusive for families but equally can be enjoyed as a young couple, older couple or just on your own. You get to travel through beautiful scenery by steam train and once at Devil's Bridge, can...More

Thank charlotte953
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

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Cliff M
7 September 2017|
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Response from Helen V | Reviewed this property |
Ask the guards and they will either put it in the guards van for your journey or sometimes you can have it in the carriage. The stations are flat so it's easy manoeuvring.
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luketibby12
11 April 2017|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
There are a variety of carriages on each train, the most comfortable being the First Class observation saloon for which is located at the back of the train when heading towards Devil's Bridge and nearest the locomotive on... More
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jamie r
28 July 2016|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question. The journey takes 1 hour from in each direction. All trains are scheduled to wait at Devil's Bridge for approx 1 hour before returning therefore a round trip to Devil's Bridge and back... More
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