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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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Nice friendly service and trip for large group

Booked a trip from Devils Bridge to Aberystwyth and return for a family group of 33 while on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
terrytew
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Southampton
Expensive and busy

Great views of the valley and train in cute. Recommend taking the open carriages as you get better... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris A
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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 700ft (200m)from Aberystwyth to reach our destination at Devil’s Bridge. Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seensoaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can beenjoyed by all.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
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+44 1970 625819
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked a trip from Devils Bridge to Aberystwyth and return for a family group of 33 while on holiday in the area. Booking was very easy with help from a very friendly chap called Geraint who actually introduced himself to us in Aberystwyth station and...More

Thank terrytew
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great views of the valley and train in cute. Recommend taking the open carriages as you get better views. Get there in plenty of time as busy and seats get taken quickly. I would recommend 30 to 40 minutes before departure. £60 for a family...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed yesterday

As previously said here the views are a photographers paradise and quite breathtaking at times. Expensive...I didn't think so in consideration because it was a trip back in time and for me, worth the price. Once at Devils Bridge take it all in...again, worth the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic staff, lovely views. Lovely cafe when you get to devils bridge with a fantastic discount when you gift aid your train ticket.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A little expensive but we'll worth it. The scenery is breathtaking on the journey, it gets very busy so get there early for a prime seat. There is a little cafe and chocolate factory shop at line end well worth a visit. Overall good value...More

Thank christopher p
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not the cheapest return ticket for a 22 mile return journey but you get to see unique views of the hills and valleys inland of Aberystwyth. If you are a steam train fan you also get the enjoyment of steam and smuts of...More

Thank Corporatemonkey57
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the last of the four heritage lines included in a four night package holiday. I been on it before but very many years ago. After time in Devil's bridge where I had a very nice scone and coffee at the station café we...More

Thank S1228WQdavidm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our trip to Devil’s Bridge. The views are second to none. One of my children said it was one of the best days that they won’t ever forget (coming from a teenage boy, this is high praise indeed!). An unmissable experience if you’re...More

Thank KgsDlbbs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great old fashioned steam train ride up to devils bridge from Aberystwyth. Absolutely stunning views and if your into locomotives then it’s a must especially when you can drive one for a £5 if you like. Reason for 4 stars is because I couldn’t...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ride through the valley can take some great photos, stunning views would recommend, we went from Aberystwyth to Devils bridge

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Louise A
14 June 2018|
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Response from Samantha P | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure that it does and everything is flat so no steps or anything like that to combat.
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weez1103
27 March 2018|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
A variety of return and single fares are available. The latest fares can be found on our website. In 2018 the adult donation round trip price is £24.20. If you pay the donation fare you will receive a voucher which is... More
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1Mich
20 January 2018|
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Response from andrea357 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not first class There’s an open one which our dog loved as he could stick his head out and sniff! I think there’s an enclosed 3rd class carriage also if it’s cold
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