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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Vale of Rheidol Railway
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“devil's bridge”(266 reviews)
“open carriage”(69 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

We have taken the railway to Devils Bridge on many occasions - there is always something different and lovely to see. In the Autumn the colours are spectacular and looking across the mountains in spectacular. If we have friends or relations staying with us we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spotscott
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again at our newly re-developed station in Aberystwyth.

Reviewed January 6, 2019

Went a while back but forgot to write a review! I found out about the Vale Of Rheidol through social media, and what an experience! The marketing of the train is realistic and well displayed, without it I would not have booked. The journey was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JessM28
Rheidol R, Marketing Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and it's great to know that our advertising is reaching potential customers. A dedicated team work hard to keep this Edwardian steam railway running at the highest level. The re-development of the platform at Aberystwyth...More

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Booking office team happily set the scene for a ride up a stunning valley. Great day out. Young crew let me stand on engine at top. Memorable

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway.

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a narrow guage steam railway that runs up the Rheidol valley to Devil's Bridge. You get your tickets and board at Aberystwyth station for the two or three trips a day depending on season. The journey itself takes about an hour and you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review.

Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

FANTASTIC just go this was a great day out touring wales just like you should do even the kids will enjoy this day out

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cymrodu
Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Great start to our holiday; stunning views of Autumn-gilded valleys from the open carriage of this well-run heritage railway. We spent just an hour at Devils Bridge, and then stopped off at Capel Something and went for a short ride at Rheidol Stables on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Fantastic real life expierience in stunning Wales. Staff where so friendly and helpful. Carriage clean and spacious. Trains both ways on time to the minute which has to be a first in todays world. Recommend to family’s and couples

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We'll pass on your praise to our staff, it means a lot to us.

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Had been on my must-do list for a long while. Must say I was not disappointed, my son didn’t say much, he was too busy watching the wild life, the views and the engine. Have read a review with somebody complaining about this First Class...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway.

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I have recently moved to Devils Bridge and cannot believe the views of the area I get to see daily. However these exquisite views are unrivalled to what can seen when riding the stream train! If your passing through the area and looking to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tomas K
Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review.

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Lovely journey out to devil's bridge. Great scenery but marked down for uncomfortable seats and not having enough time at devil's bridge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul B
Rheidol R, Marketing Assistant at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. All the carriages in use date from the 1920s and 30s - we are currently enhancing the First Class carriages to improve the facilities we are able to offer.

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El_conto
February 12, 2019|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
To travel the full length of the line from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge (or vice versa) it takes 1 hour. If you are doing a return journey (most people do) - the journey takes between 2 and a half and 3 hours depending on... More
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warrenwitch
December 30, 2018|
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Response from peter y | Reviewed this property |
Best to go into the shop and talk with the girl behind the counter. She is very fair and will advise you on the best price option. Or you can ring her
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Mike G
October 21, 2018|
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Response from IMS1963 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in all the carriages except the 1st Class observation carriage.
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