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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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Wonderful steam train experience. Friendly staff. Amazing views. It was wonderful to travel on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gaynor E
,
mancot
via mobile
WELL IMPRESSSED

Had not travelled on the Vale of Rheidol since the bad old British Railways days, Wow what a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tony G
,
Monmouth
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“devil's bridge” (198 reviews)
“open carriage” (43 reviews)
“first class” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
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+44 1970 625819
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful steam train experience. Friendly staff. Amazing views. It was wonderful to travel on such a well maintained train

Thank Gaynor E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had not travelled on the Vale of Rheidol since the bad old British Railways days, Wow what a change! Locomotives & coaches beautifully restored to their former Great Western glory & looked superb. The intermediate stations have also had plenty of attention & many have...More

Thank Tony G
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery..lovely sitting in open carriage as best views ..all staff was really polite and happy😁 nice to see...great cafe at top too reasonably priced lovely and fresh...the best was my dad was in a small mobility scooter and they were brilliant in helping..so my...More

Thank Angela j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great scenery, friendly staff and good value, definitely worth the trip. Train goes up quite high with amazing views. First class isn't really worth it to be honest. Train is really hot, choose your day to travel wisely! Enjoy!

Thank S&ALLondon
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. All the carriages in use date from the 1920's and 30's - we plan to enhance the First Class carriages soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic trip on the steam train to visit devils bridge from aber. We did pay for first class on our way there but realised on the way back, the first class carriage isn't as good as the open carriages. Overall a brilliant day...More

Thank Terri S
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the return trip from Devil's Bridge to Aberystwyth. It's a sweet little railway with lovely views over the countryside. Slow, relaxing and very enjoyable. When we returned to Devil's Bridge, we got chatting to the engine driver. He was a lovely man, so...More

Thank Jakki P
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find being part of Aberystwyth station the first part of the trip is through a pleasant river valley. It then begins a steep climb. The rest of the journey is spectacular to say the least - if you look on YouTube it really...More

Thank Colin C
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views and helpful happy knowledgeable staff. We all had a lovely day out. Hot chocolate and cake was delicious in the cafe.

Thank sahwyebeere
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vale of Rheidol preserved steam railway line from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge climbs and twists and turns sharply through beautiful Welsh mountain scenery. My friend Lynda and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and the views on a lovely day and used the well looked...More

Thank Ruth5757
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being fans of the tv show, we had to see Devils bridge and the Hotel that appeared in the show. The steam railway is great fun and potters through some beautiful Welsh countryside, worth it for the views alone. It is quite expensive, but when...More

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Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
luketibby12
Where's it best to sit carriages or first class u can take pics wherever u sit and open windows
12 April 2017|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
There are a variety of carriages on each train, the most comfortable being the First Class observation saloon for which is located at the back of the train when heading towards Devil's Bridge and nearest the locomotive on... More
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jamie r
Hi, Just wondering how long the round trip would be from Aberystwyth to deveils bridge and return, many thanks.
28 July 2016|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question. The journey takes 1 hour from in each direction. All trains are scheduled to wait at Devil's Bridge for approx 1 hour before returning therefore a round trip to Devil's Bridge and back... More
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Martin B
The time table and please
6 September 2015|
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Response from rheidolrailway | Property representative |
A regular service runs throughout the year although the departure times can vary from day to day, depending on the time of year etc. You can find our operating date and departure times by visiting the railway website... More
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