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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
01970 625819
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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... more » 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. « less
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable railway across the beautiful vale of Rheidol. Make sure you go in morning to do the whole trip otherwise you don't get the round trip. Lots of effort to Engage kids with the thomas tank engine theme

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves. More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant trip and a steam train as well. Remember to give yourself extra time if you want to walk to the bridge and falls.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are pleased you had an enjoyable trip with us. More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

great visit, enjoyable ride, interesting scenery. Get there early to avoid disappointment, helpful staff

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed yourself. More

derbyshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fantastic do not miss this trip,friendly and helpful staff,fantastic value and a great day out. We did a lovely walk at a Devils Bridge before our return train journey as your ticket is flexible enabling you to spend time at your destination or return on the next train.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and your praise. It is good to hear that you found our tickets to be good value for money. Do come and see us again some point. More

sudbury
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A very enjoyable return journey to the falls , the train was full , so I'd advise people to get there early to sit in the open carriage . Take your photos on the way to the falls as it's a slower journey so less camera shudder. The train gets up quite a speed on the way back .

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the trip. More

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had used the internet to pre-booked our 1st Class seats on both the outward and return legs of this stunningly beautiful Vale of Rheidol Railway. The weather was really sunny and warm, and this added to the enjoyment of the journey. We opted for the 1 hour stop at Devil's Bridge and just had enough time to see it,... More

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are pleased to hear you had a pleasant day with us. We are so fortunate to have such a wealth of wildlife in and around the railway. From time to time we see woodpeckers and even ospreys from the train. Do come and see us again some point. Regards, Will Smith Vale of Rheidol... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Lovely scenic ride up to Devils Bridge. Just over an hour up, a few minutes quicker down. A professional railway, but run by enthusiasts who love to talk about their trains. Choose a day with 4 trains if you can, because the one hour turn around is a bit short to enjoy the waterfall walk properly. Very nice day out.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Always a pleasure. The railway is a run by a small team and we're all very proud of it. We are glad you had a great day out with is and appreciate your review. Do tell all your friends! More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great experience if you love trains even if you don't you will still love it. The stunning scenery from the coast to the Gambian Mountains is fantastic. You travel from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge twisting and turning up the mountain in a steam train. You see the Can Rheidol Reservoir in its full glory. If you are... More

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your day out with us and the Wren engine experience at Devil's Bridge. We'd love to be able to ensure perfect weather every day! Thanks for coming, do come again some point. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We travelled from Devil's Bridge down to Aberystwith and then back again. Scenery is stunning and the speed seems to get faster when you are nearing the top and going "around" the hillside. Recommend sitting in the open carriages if it is a nice day - to get the full experience including steam and noise. We were very lucky the... More

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you've used the word experience - it sums up what the railway is about. Not just a means of getting from A to B. Our open sided summer cars have always been a favourite for generations. Its the best way to enjoy the sights and sounds of steam. More

Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Trip to Devil's Bridge was very good. Very scenic ride and a unique experience that a family would enjoy.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the experience, do come and see us again before too long. More

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