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Vale of Rheidol Railway

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Vale of Rheidol Railway
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Riding on the locomotive steam train from Aberystwyth to the Devil's Bridge in the summer was a memorable experience. I look forward to recreating that memory at least once again in the nearest future...

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family day out, beautiful day to go on. Beautiful journey down to Aberystwyth from devil's bridge, only down side was not enough time to wonder to Aberystwyth on the train that day,

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Vale of Rheidol Railway as part of a Great Little Trains of Wales holiday. The VoRR was one of my joint favouites of the 10 narrow gauge railways visited. The line takes you along the side of a scenic valley, with very attractive...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AndrewS9142
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking this rail trip is certainly the best way to get photos of the fabulous scenic views of this area which otherwise you are trying to snap as you zip past them while driving. The train moves slowly along a high slope of the valley...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether it's rain or shine, this is a lovely way to spend a few hours soaking up the heritage railway with superb views of the Rheidol valley. The new station is tucked behind the Retail Park, with good parking. Its a 7 minute walk from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jmgglg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This railway is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. The scenery is stunning, locos and carriages are beautifully maintained and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Definately worth a bite to eat in the cafe at the other end too. It was yummy....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 12345_nick
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We have taken the railway to Devils Bridge on many occasions - there is always something different and lovely to see. In the Autumn the colours are spectacular and looking across the mountains in spectacular. If we have friends or relations staying with us we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank spotscott
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again at our newly re-developed station in Aberystwyth.

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Went a while back but forgot to write a review! I found out about the Vale Of Rheidol through social media, and what an experience! The marketing of the train is realistic and well displayed, without it I would not have booked. The journey was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JessM28
Rheidol R, Marketing Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and it's great to know that our advertising is reaching potential customers. A dedicated team work hard to keep this Edwardian steam railway running at the highest level. The re-development of the platform at Aberystwyth...More

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Booking office team happily set the scene for a ride up a stunning valley. Great day out. Young crew let me stand on engine at top. Memorable

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 838geraintr
Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway.

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This is a narrow guage steam railway that runs up the Rheidol valley to Devil's Bridge. You get your tickets and board at Aberystwyth station for the two or three trips a day depending on season. The journey itself takes about an hour and you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Many thanks for your kind review.

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lifeastrin
13 March 2019|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Hi there, the price is the same for Adults and Senior Citizens.
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El_conto
12 February 2019|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
To travel the full length of the line from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge (or vice versa) it takes 1 hour. If you are doing a return journey (most people do) - the journey takes between 2 and a half and 3 hours depending on... More
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warrenwitch
30 December 2018|
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Response from peter y | Reviewed this property |
Best to go into the shop and talk with the girl behind the counter. She is very fair and will advise you on the best price option. Or you can ring her
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