Wales is home to some of Britain’s most stunning scenery, and there’s no better way to take it all in than aboard a historic steam railway. A fantastic journey through ancient woodlands, historic monuments, fields and meadows to rugged mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable journey through the Welsh countryside with the Vale of Rheidol Railway.
Where can I take a steam train in Wales?
The journey will take you from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge, a charming village despite its name! The railway has been lovingly restored for passengers to enjoy the Edwardian spirit of adventure, and as the train climbs 700ft up the Cambrian Mountains, be sure to look out for birds of prey, including Red Kite and Buzzards who are regularly spotted soaring above the spectacular valleys. The train will stop for one hour at each end, giving plenty of time for you to explore Aberystwyth’s prom area or Devil’s Bridge, a must-do for any visitors to the area, with a lovely nature trail and the bridge itself which harbours a fascinating Welsh legend. Don’t forget to pay a visit to their shop, where you can bring home locally crafted souvenirs or fresh produce or stop for a coffee and a snack.
- The train is approximately 12 miles in total, an hour each way.
- Trains usually for one hour at Devil’s Bridge before returning to Aberystwyth.
- Dogs are welcome on board.
- If wheelchair space is required, please contact them in advance.
- You can book tickets in advance, as well as at the booking office on the day of travel.
- See the timetable on the website for departure times.
- Compartment for up to 2 Adults: £55.00, additional Adults £27.50
Additional Children: £2.75 £2.50
- Aberystwyth is served by regular train services from Birmingham operated by Transport for Wales.