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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mince pies”(9 reviews)
“ghost train”(5 reviews)
Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is located in the heart of the Blaenaon World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. There is ample free car and coach parking at Furnace Sidings, our main station located close to the Garn...more
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33 Broad Street, Blaenavon NP4 9ND, Wales
+44 1495 792263
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All reviews high level mince pies ghost train big pit steam train ride main station tea room buy a ticket beautiful countryside ticket office feel special staff were very helpful and friendly little boy great cafe well worth a visit waiting room few hours
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Never been so enjoyable to see santa before had a fantastic 1st experience with my family and must say knocks spots off the celtic manor which we usually go to every year.. Children had a train ride then to see santa also had amazing toys...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dominique I
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

There was 5 children and 8 adults for the Santa special. As always it was very well organised and it’s always a pleasure seeing steam engines still earning their keep. The Santa experience made it feel special, and the gifts the children had were genuinely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We wanted to do something for Halloween and saw this advertised. I have to say I wasn't expecting much just a ride in a train which had been decorated. I was wrong, as we waited in the queue for tickets I started to notice a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Just got back from the ghost tain and must say it wad fantastic on arriving even the car park attendant was in full costume the queue was long however there were staff with buckets of swrets for the childten every couple of minutes again all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kirstyjones1911
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A nice thing to go on a Sunday afternoon. The train was relaxing and the tea rooms were good for lunch. We had fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bahnaus
Reviewed 22 September 2018

At least this railway runs real steam trains, whereas when we visited the Northampton and Lamport railway (see separate review) there was only a diesel train available. We were a bit disappointed that there wasn't a member of staff at the Big Pit station, or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wartznall
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had a lovely day out. The sounds and smell of the engines took us back to the good old days and even though the weather was bad it didn't spoil our day. There was a great little tearoom, very reasonably priced with tea and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jojo1234575
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great time, the sound and smell of the steam train took us back to childhood. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the cakes in the cafe were scrumptious.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R4850HHjennyl
Reviewed 2 September 2018

You don't have to be a railway enthusiast to appreciate this trip, as the countryside views are stunning into the Brecon Beacons. Like most outdoor activities, it does help if you've got good weather. It feels like you could be in a steam train going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TurnerTrophy
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day on the train today. We got the train from the starter station down to big pit, what a fabulous idea as this made the day more excited. Every member of staff went out of their way to speak to my son and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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8 April 2018|
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Response from bbbmufc | Reviewed this property |
On the day we visited, there were two choices - one was for 5 minutes and the other was 25 minutes (each way)
Jasmine E
1 August 2017|
Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Check the railways web site but i am sure they are