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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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Address: 33 Broad Street, Blaenavon NP4 9ND , Wales
Phone Number: +44 1495 792263
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Description: Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is located in the heart of the Blaenaon World...
Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is located in the heart of the Blaenaon World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. There is ample free car and coach parking at Furnace Sidings, our main station located close to the Garn Lakes. From Furnace Sidings our trains head both north to the Whistle Inn, and south to Blaenavon High Level Station, located a short walk from Blaenavon town centre. Since 2011 we also have a separate branch serving Big Pit Halt, adjacent to the Big Pit national mining museum. Whether you're looking for a family day out, or are a devoted railway enthusiast, we have something for you. With free car parking at Furnace sidings, why not combine a visit to Big Pit with a ride on the train? Enjoy a snack in the tea room at Furnace Sidings, or shop in Eric's Emporium (an outpost of The Railway Shop in Blaenavon) stocking a selection of railway models, gifts and souvenirs. Many trains also have a buffet service offering light refreshments. Trains leave Furnace Sidings every half hour with the four mile round trip taking around 50 minutes.After paying once your tickets are then valid for the remainder of the day.
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Lovely Day Out

enjoyable trip down a small stretch of railway stops at the big pit. Very friendly helpful staff lovely tearoom. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

enjoyable trip down a small stretch of railway stops at the big pit. Very friendly helpful staff lovely tearoom. Well worth a visit.

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a pleasant ride in some Victorian carriages ambling through the Welsh scenery. A good way to see how our predecessors worked and travelled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I took my partner, sister and brother in law to the murder mystery night here and I must admit - we had a great night. The staff are very friendly and the station itself has a lovely nostalgic feel, with old posters dotted around. There is a cute cafe on site and a little shop to buy a souvenir of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of the best Heritage Railways i have been to. I strongly recommend it to anyone. Helpful and friendly volunteers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A lovely little railway running along a short distance. We went to visit Big Pit then walked along to the railway and spent the remainder of the day exploring the sheds and riding on the train. With Big Pit having free entry, this is a cheap family day out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We really enjoyed using this steam train on its scenic route. Firstly we alighted at Big Pit to explore the free Mining Museum ,( we didn't go under ground ) , very interesting. Then walked just down to Rhymney Brewery for a tour ,( only £2.50 each, including half pint of Ale ). Left the train at Blaenavon, and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stopped off here for a cup of coffee and to see the trains, had our little dog with us so thought we wouldn't be able to take her into cafe and would be stuck with a take away cup! How wrong we were, the station master welcomed us with a big smile dressed in full welsh kilt and we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I visited the railway yesterday afternoon, taking advantage of an Amazon Local deal (senior citizen @ £4 instead of the normal £7). The Furnace Sidings station was easy to find and there is ample free parking, The volunteer staff were all friendly and helpful, the young ones being a bit excitable and over-enthusiastic for my taste! Good atmosphere throughout! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

we attended on bank holiday monday for the teddy bears picnic event. which our 2 year old son was very excited for. he loved the train and the fact he was given a picnic bag when we got on the train which had a sandwhich. crisps a drink and a bar of chocolate in . he was mega pleased. all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Fistly how to find it! The postcode and map given on this site seems to be for the office, not the railway, so the best place to join it if you are travelling by car, is at Furnace Sidings Station. Head out of Bleanavon on the B4248 towards Brynmawr, you will see a turning on your left, just look for... More 

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Address: 33 Broad Street, Blaenavon NP4 9ND, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1495 792263
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Blaenavon

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