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“Little Narrow Gauge Railway”

Teifi Valley Railway
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Llandysul
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Owner description: The Teifi Valley Railway was created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway which served the West Wales rural area. Take a short journey behind our steam engine Alan George, a Hunslet 0-4-0ST built in 1894, or John Henry our Ruston diesel engine. Take a trip to Pixie Halt on our miniature train, or spend time relaxing in our indoor/outdoor seating areas and cafe. Facilities Include: Indoor and outdoor Children's Play Areas Crazy Golf and Crazy Quoites Miniature Train through Pixie Glade Cafe with Bottle Warming Facilities Free Parking Disabled Access to All Areas Dog Friendly
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a short narrow gauge Railway which runs through some scenic countryside. Run by volunteers and is reasonably priced. The Café offers some excellent snacks - Jacket potates/Sandwiches etc. Enjoyed our afternoon there.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

A short drive from Cardigan, around £7 per adult and is child and dog friendly! We found this by accident, had forgotten it existed until we read the back of a parking ticket we bought in Cenarth and on the back was an advert for the railway...more advertising required!
We got there in time for the last trains departure at 15:00hrs, three coaches and a small four wheeled steam locomotive called Alan George. The driver and guard were both approachable, friendly and smiled!! More than can be said for so many Heritage Railways...
The journey is about 45mins return trip which includes a ten minute stop on the return to view a viaduct and waterfall, neither are spectacular, but both are reached down a wobbly path only suitable for reasonably mobile people. The speed never gets excessive and the carriage ride is very bouncy on the firm suspension. There are cushions on the seats but the back rests are not all padded.
For the non railway enthusiast there is a small garden centre at the main terminus and a little shed full of second hand books for purchase. The other shop has the usual Thomas the Tank Engine type items.
The cafe area has indoor and outdoor areas, staff friendly. The area seems to be under renovation at the moment with a new outdoor extension being added, looks like the owner is investing money into this enterprise which it sorely needed.
There is ample free parking for visitors. One disappointment is lack of entry to the shed and the public are not allowed into a yard area (signage prohibits entry) where other exhibits are stored, possibly a request to view may facilitate entry, I didn't ask so maybe that's unfair.
I did ask for a footplate ride but due to the small locomotive and the insurance, rules and regs, health and safety etc...well you can guess the rest.
Ok in summary, it's worth a visit but at the moment things are in a state of change, you won't need to spend more than a couple of hours there to see it all, but as it gains popularity you may wish you had visited it now...

1  Thank Flaskandsarnies
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Its not big, nor sophisticated, but its great fun! Very friendly staff everywhere (virtually all volunteers), the train was fun to ride and steamed slowly through a lovely area to stop at a collapsed bridge(!), and the included miniature train ride was a bonus (especially given our 'mature' ages - will that be my last!!). Nice cafe with good cakes and fair prices. The 'golf' and suchlike were not too great, but the signal box exhibition was interesting enough. We all enjoyed our couple of hours here, and were pleased to support the work going on. Good luck to everyone involved.

3  Thank Jobie
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Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little railway run by volunteers.price pretty good,kids price includes an ice cream which are big.our 2 year old was free(upto 3)and still got a free ice cream!train is really sweet,nice journey.There is a smaller train too that seats about 6.play area and free mini golf.cafe prices reasonable.Worth a visit

2  Thank JulieLW
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is a lovely little place with a short narrow gauge railway which stops twice beside the pretty river and waterfalls.

There's lots to do for children - a miniature railway, quoits, crazy golf and a good park.

The cafe serves great coffees, and a good selection of food and lovely cakes at reasonable prices - it's worth going to the cafe alone!

Thank Porth64
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