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“A must if your in Aber”

Vale of Rheidol Railway
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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“A must if your in Aber”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Fantastic views and a nice ride, coaches and engines are very clean and a credit to the volunteers. The only downside is that the fare seemed a bit on the high side. But you know that before you go on it so no complaints.

Visited July 2014
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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for reviewing the railway on TripAdvisor. All the staff take great pride in maintaining high standards of cleanliness of the locomotives and carriages. We are pleased to hear it makes a difference.
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Brisbane, Australia
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“The walk to the waterfalls is not for the faint hearted.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

The steam train ( actually powered by oil) ride up to the Devils Bridge is a nice hour long trip with some beautiful scenery. It costs 34 pounds per adult and the waterfall walk is another 3 pounds 75, the walk has extremely steep stairs which are very uneven. It's fine if you are fit but some elderly people were really struggling. Overall probably worth the money for a nice day out with some strenuous exercise thrown in.

Visited July 2014
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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thanks for your review. I'm pleased to say we are not oil fired any more - all trains are hauled by coal fired steam locomotives.

We are glad you enjoyed your journey with us.
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“Stunning scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We did this steam engine journey while on holiday ay Clydey Cottages - it is spectacular. The scenery is beautiful and it is a lovely peaceful trip.

Visited July 2014
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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed yourself.
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“Great views from the train.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

The journey from Aberystwyth town centre to Devils Bridge takes around one hour. There are open carriages at the front of the train, but be aware that you will probably get some soot on your clothing, it would be a big mistake to wear anything white. There are enclosed carriages should you prefer them. Once out of the town centre and industrial areas the train climbs steadily up the side of the valley until it reaches a point where the views are spectacular. A return adult ticket is £18 per person. Once at Devils Bridge there is a cafe and shop with very pleasant outside seating.
I would recommend this attraction for a fine clear day.

Visited July 2014
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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you had a enjoyable day out on board the Vale of Rheidol.
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Kent UK
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“Great train ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

A fantastic trip on this well managed railway. The scenery along the way is fantastic and with luck, you'll be able to spot Kites and Buzzards etc. Devils Bridge is a fascinating place with lots of history. The wives completed the long walk and said it was tiring, but really good.

Visited July 2014
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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Yes it really is a spectacular journey. The red kites, once an endangered species, now thrive in the Rheidol Valley!

Thanks for your review.
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