Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway

Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway

Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway
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The Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway is a charity (charity no. 1087985) based at the former Cynheidre Colliery site, 6 miles north of Llanelli and is a growing tourist attraction which is bringing regeneration to a former coal mining community. On open days the railway currently offers short diesel train rides, a heritage centre, a buffet car serving refreshments, lake with dipping platforms and several other small features. There is ample car parking on site. Please note that the site is only open to the public on specific dates.
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Robin M
Bridgend, UK24 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Spent an enjoyable Hour and a half at their running day this morning. A few exhibits including 2 ex island line tube stock units to see and a small shop.

The railway is very much a work in progress but they have good ambitions and, like all such ventures, it will take time to develop.

Children will enjoy the shortish train ride and there is a nice nature area as well.

Looking forward to going back again to see how they getting in
Written 14 May 2022
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The Ladybird Eyes
Haverfordwest, UK5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
6* for Santa. What an amazing memorable experience.
I was searching West Wales for a Santa with a real beard and he fulfilled my 10+7yr olds expectations. He spent a lot of time with them. Came out to thanks us for waiting in the queue. A very sincere, special Santa.
We won't forget our Xmas 2021 experience. Thank you.
Written 5 December 2021
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paradise771716262
Ryde, UK60 contributions
Oct 2021
Very high quality, I recommend the wild mushroom lasagna served with garlic bread.
The chocolate brownie was abit stale though.
Written 31 October 2021
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P.J. Green
1 contribution
Jun 2021
I visited this site in 1984 when the colliery was still operating. I wanted to visit again to see how the new railway was developing, so when an open day on 26 June 2021 was announced, I booked for it online. The Pacer diesel unit that was operating provided an interesting ride within the area of the old colliery, where a few remains could still be seen. There were also a number of other exhibits and displays on site. These attractions and the friendly attitude of the staff made for an enjoyable morning. I look forward to returning as the project progresses and the length of the line increases..
Written 28 June 2021
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Peter
Llanelli, UK4 contributions
Nov 2020
Sad to say that this is not really worth a visit. I pass the location often and it is hardly ever open to visitors. It has no worthwhile locos (a diesel shutter only) and very little rolling stock, all in very poor condition, none of which ever seem to move. It has a tiny run of track which is never used. Very limited facilities and not welcoming. It is an operation sustained for the benefit of just a few members it seems, and is in desperate need of substantial funding and professional management.
Written 30 November 2020
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Sorry Peter, but your review is a very unfair and cutting assessment of a charity venture that was unable to operate due to a global pandemic! Far from being sustained for the benefit of a few members as you suggest, we have hosted a number of successful public events and garnered support from all around the United Kingdom. I have to presume that from your comments that you have not visited us on an open day. Until you have then its probably best not to leave a review about a visit. Not only is it misleading but it's also not what trip advisor is actually for. You only need to make a quick search on YouTube for videos of our events to see how well received they are. Perhaps it is not your cup of tea, fair enough, but there is no need to be so disrespectful and damning to the dedicated volunteers. We will be re-opening in 2021 and will continue to prove ourselves as a worthwhile and growing tourist attraction for Carmarthenshire to be proud of. Thank you
Written 11 June 2021
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WalnutTruffle
United Kingdom205 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Took an autumn ride through the cycleway and walkway adjoining the railway. The volunteers have done so much work to make this a great place to visit and a small railway line remains with occasional working days where you can see it in action. The best aspect of the route is the gentle gradient in beautiful scenery and with amazing views.
Written 20 March 2019
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George
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Friends
Booked online to see Santa and go on the train and my children thoroughly enjoyed them selves. the volunteers there were so helpful and polite. have recommended to all my friends and family.
Written 16 December 2018
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