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Booking office team happily set the scene for a ride up a stunning valley. Great day out. Young... read more

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838geraintr
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Return to the age of steam

This is a narrow guage steam railway that runs up the Rheidol valley to Devil's Bridge. You get... read more

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The train is reasonably priced however the ticket office is at the bottom of the platform and if you agree to 'gift aid' then a 2 minute ticket buying session can turn into 10 minutes. We thought we were going to miss the train but they appear to hold on until the last person has left the ticket office (which is good).
The views are lovely on the way to (and back from) Devils Bridge.
Do check if you want to look at the waterfalls as they are a separate attraction and none are suitable for small children and buggies (much to my little ones disappointment) so fortunately we were able to have a quick walk back and get the same train back.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2016

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Ok so the price is a little bit high but really really worth it. We were lucky enough to do this activity on a beautiful day which made it all the more special. The landscapes are stunning, not to be missed. The train itself is in perfect condition and all the staff were willing to help us and the driver was kind enough to allow our 2 year old to have a look in the drivers cabin and talk to him about the train.
If you are in the area you must do this trip!

3  Thank kate e
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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

At £16 pounds each, this was by far the most expensive activity we did while in Aberystwyth. However, it was well worth it.

The train travels 3/4 of a mile, but at the slow pace, the journey takes an hour. The views along the way are wonderful though, and it is the only way to get the Devil's Bridge if you don't have a car.

Also, although it was actually not overly cold, it started to snow when we arrived at Devil's Bridge. It was a great experience.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2016

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Did this trip with elderly mother and other adult family members on a gorgeous summer day in 2010. Views incredible and would not normally be seen unless at such a vantage point. Brought back memories of steam travel for my mother. ( Including when low flying jets brought back memories of Luftwaffe bombing track ahead when en route to Scotland ) Unable to carry on to waterfall walk but enjoyed refreshments at terminus. No hesitation in recommmendation. Good value for monies paid and will return.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2016

Many thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip on the Vale of Rheidol.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Great for children and elderly. The train goes through very beautiful countryside on a slow pace allowing its passengers to see every thing and take it all in.

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rheidolrailway, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2016

Many thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip on the Vale of Rheidol.

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