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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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Lovely Fresh-Air Trip

We enjoyed this trip very much - a great way to slowly make your way inland from the coast as far... read more

Reviewed today
cbgooch
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Phoenix, Arizona
great fun

we went with our family and grandchildren and everyone enjoyed it. the staff from the ticket office... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda B
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“devil's bridge” (246 reviews)
“open carriage” (62 reviews)
“first class” (76 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
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 today

We enjoyed this trip very much - a great way to slowly make your way inland from the coast as far as Devil's Bridge - Pontarfynach, where the Hafod Hotel is located. I chose the open-air car just behind the engine and ended up with...More

Thank cbgooch
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

we went with our family and grandchildren and everyone enjoyed it. the staff from the ticket office to guards and train drivers were all friendly. all staff came out to wave us off including people on the way. the views up to devils bridge were...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several wonderful places to see in Ceredigion, and one of the most memorable is achieved aboard the Vale of Rheidol steam railway. I've done this half a dozen times over the years and although it's not cheap it certainly is worth it. Starting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the area for a week and decided to do this as it was something we hadn't done before and you are able to take dogs on board. We waited for a sunny day and so glad we did. Lovely little station and...More

1  Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice attraction with excellent view, relaxing and entertaining; however there are time restrictions, no information for the stations through the route and not much to do when you are at the end. Also no good food and refreshments at the end. Therefore...More

Thank Giannos L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well run local railway system travelling though some of the most beautiful countryside in West Wales Wending its way around the upper reaches of the hills towards Devil's Bridge we were pulled by a superb little GWR Tank engine

1  Thank paul j j
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the Rheidol valley as the train climbs up from sealevel into the North Ceredigion hill.

Thank iantoh53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip through the Cwmrheidol valley Staff really enjoy their work and it shows Steam trains run on paraffin,so you get the authentic smoke without the soot All the passengers had a big smile on their faces.

Thank Abermouth
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely scenic journey Saw several red kites soaring Nice cafe at Devils Bridge stop & a chocolate shop! A very relaxed 3 hours spent

Thank apiper26
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us + dog. Open car going but a bit chilly so closed car going back. Great ride with fantastic views. Steps to get on the train are a bit high - but if you ask they will give you a step.

Thank JayC442014
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Louise A
13 June 2018|
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Response from Samantha P | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure that it does and everything is flat so no steps or anything like that to combat.
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weez1103
27 March 2018|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
A variety of return and single fares are available. The latest fares can be found on our website. In 2018 the adult donation round trip price is £24.20. If you pay the donation fare you will receive a voucher which is... More
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1Mich
20 January 2018|
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Response from andrea357 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not first class There’s an open one which our dog loved as he could stick his head out and sniff! I think there’s an enclosed 3rd class carriage also if it’s cold
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