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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

33 Broad Street, Blaenavon NP4 9ND, Wales
+44 1495 792263
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Took young grandchildren on a days trip on the railway, arrived as train was just leaving, but the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AndrewLJ17
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Our activities staff took a group of our residents for a trip on the Heritage Railway today, and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marisacrossley
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is located in the heart of the Blaenaon World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. There is ample free car and coach parking at Furnace Sidings, our main station located close to the Garn Lakes. From Furnace Sidings our trains head both north to the Whistle Inn, and south to Blaenavon High Level Station, located a short walk from Blaenavon town centre. Since 2011 we also have a separate branch serving Big Pit Halt, adjacent to the Big Pit national mining museum. Whether you're looking for a family day out, or are a devoted railway enthusiast, we have something for you. With free car parking at Furnace sidings, why not combine a visit to Big Pit with a ride on the train? Enjoy a snack in the tea room at Furnace Sidings, or shop in Eric's Emporium (an outpost of The Railway Shop in Blaenavon) stocking a selection of railway models, gifts and souvenirs. Many trains also have a buffet service offering light refreshments. Trains leave Furnace Sidings every half hour with the four mile round trip taking around 50 minutes.After paying once your tickets are then valid for the remainder of the day.
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33 Broad Street, Blaenavon NP4 9ND, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took young grandchildren on a days trip on the railway, arrived as train was just leaving, but the guard held it for us to get tickets and board. Short trip to Big Pit, where we got off and visited. Getting back on train travelled along...More

1  Thank AndrewLJ17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our activities staff took a group of our residents for a trip on the Heritage Railway today, and we just want to say what an outstanding group of people you have working for you! All our residents are suffering from dementia and it can sometimes...More

Thank marisacrossley
Jamie W, Marketing Team, Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company at Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there! Thank you so very much for your praise! We're genuinely pleased that you all enjoyed your trip out, and we are all so glad that our volunteers made you all feel so welcome. I've passed on your praise to our volunteers (including Jake...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a railway and followed the brown signs, ended up here. First we trundled a short distance to the Big Pit, waited a while, then back to the station. The engine changed ends at some time, at least once. Then set off...More

Thank KFB_12
Jamie W, Marketing Team, Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company at Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the railway. Whilst I do not dispute that our members enjoy 'playing big trains' (we are entirely volunteer run), our aim is to provide an enjoyable experience for the public...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Zig zags allover the place instead of being one straight run. We used it to travel to the Big Pit and then explored on it afterwards. The staff were very friendly and make the trip special.

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic railway. This wasn't our first visit, the staff were very helpful and friendly, the shop was well stocked and the cafe was clean and had a good selection of smacks and drinks. I know tbat this isn't a very long railway but...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Just visited the big pit station near the blaenavon big pit mine. Lovely little station with its weekend connections to pontypool. 4 trains per day

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely railway holding on to the side of the valley and also its own history as a once working coal mine , supplying power to the steam powered industry, well worth a visit also has exhibition and cafe.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A delightful attraction run by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. It brought back many memories and gave the opportunity to view the local countryside and bird population from the old rolling stock. Very atmospheric. The cafe is very nice, good snacks and drinks at reasonable prices....More

Thank keefidee
Reviewed 11 June 2017

First visit to the railway and really impressed good value for your money the gift shop is full of yesteryear memoribilia, staff friendly and there is a coffee shop reasonably priced. You can use the train ticket all day good value for money

Thank Jayne K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

First impressions were favourable . The railway covers some of the old LNWR line and also much of the site of the coal mine Welcoming staff ( volunteers) a nice Cafe and shop and helpful person in the booking office. The station was well kept...More

1  Thank David H
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