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Brecon Mountain Railway

Pant Station | Pant, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2DD, Wales
+44 1685 722988
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Easy outing for all ages

4 generations of us (11 people) aged almost-3 to almost-82 stayed about an hour away from here for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great experience ...great value

We travelled here with friends during a short break. Unfortunately it was a rainy day with low... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brecon Mountain Railway was built on part of the abandoned Brecon & Merthyr Railway which was originally built in 1859. Travel behind a vintage Steam Locomotive in our all-weather observation coaches and admire the spectacular views on your 10 mile round journey. The railway climbs to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons before returning Pontsticill Station. Visit our Steam Museum, Children's Play area and Lakeside Café. At Pant Station we have Tearooms, Gift Shop and a Workshop. Facilities for disabled passengers including ramps, toilets and an adapted carriage to accommodate wheelchairs.
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  • Poor6%
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Pant Station | Pant, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2DD, Wales
+44 1685 722988

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Reviewed 2 days ago

4 generations of us (11 people) aged almost-3 to almost-82 stayed about an hour away from here for a short holiday. Finding something to fit all ages was potentially tricky, but this was ideal for all of us. The 2 year old was fascinated with...More

Thank Bebubbly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled here with friends during a short break. Unfortunately it was a rainy day with low cloud but the ride was great with plenty of time to take photos of the engine and carriages.The stop (35 min) going back down the railway to have...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a cracking steam adventure this gem is well worth a trip on spectacular views and very reasonable prices dog friendly .staff brilliant there were six adults and 4 dogs in our party there wasnt much room in other carriages one was empty but marked...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Went to the railway while travelling back through the Breacon's, it's in a lovely location, not too far off the Heads of the Valley road. Was a bit early for the train so had a coffee and bit of cake in the cafe, was lovely,...More

Thank John F
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Took some family visitors from Suffolk, they were blown away by the scenery and how relaxing it was. Great price and friendly, knowledgeable staff, loved watching the close up views of the red kites and buzzards, would have been nice to have had a little...More

Thank Nickynackynoo71
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I took two gentlemen over 80 on the steam train. They loved it. The staff were friendly, helpful and very informative. Great value for money. The views are stunning. Having a short break during the trip gives you the opportunity to see the engine close...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed October 11, 2017

A relaxing enjoyable outing with lots of steam & whistles, mountains streams sheep, valleys, trees views & a reservoir all in one trip. Also a waterfall, stations with snack bars including welsh cakes & barrow brith,& friendly staff.A true South Wales outing.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed October 10, 2017

On a very rare, sunny day in August earlier this year, we embarked on the 10.30 steam train on the Mountain Railway, at Pant, just a little way north of Merthyr.A remnant of the former Brecon to Merthyr narrow gauge track, closed in the wiser...More

Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

My first time behind an American locomotive. Friendly staff and very informative. An enjoyable trip.

Thank Cal P
Reviewed October 3, 2017

A brilliant and reasonable value ride on a steam train. The train is excellent, and we had a nice weather day so the views were stunning. Even better since dogs are allowed (though bizarrely you have to pay a small amount for them) - my...More

Thank LucyFelthouse
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alan p
September 17, 2017|
Response from BMRWales | Property representative |
There are no toilets at our Torpantau Station or on the train. We have full facilities at both our main station at Pant and Pontsticill Station which is where you stop on the return journey.
September 13, 2017|
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Response from BMRWales | Property representative |
Yes all dogs are welcome to join you on the train with a small charge of £2.50.
Michael C
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hours