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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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The Rail trip to Devil's bridge

We travelled for 11 miles up the Rheidol Valley, climbing 700ft on a narrow gauge track that clings... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sandlp2017
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Westbury, United Kingdom
DO IT !

Lived in Wales all my life but never went to Devils Bridge. Travelled outside school holidays so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peterandjanice
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“devil's bridge” (201 reviews)
“first class” (59 reviews)
“open carriage” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
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 5 days ago

We travelled for 11 miles up the Rheidol Valley, climbing 700ft on a narrow gauge track that clings precipitously to the side of the mountain, providing spectacular views of the beautiful Rheidol Valley en-route, stopping at tiny stations and whistling signals ahead to arrange for...More

Thank sandlp2017
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lived in Wales all my life but never went to Devils Bridge. Travelled outside school holidays so not so busy BONUS. What a wonderful experience for us sitting in an open carriage on a beautiful WELSH summers day.It was not raining . Who needs Switzerland?

Thank Peterandjanice
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not travel the full length just getting on the stop before the last Devil Bridge which was enough for us as we really just wanted a short trip. This trip took up a couple of hours as the there was an hour wait...More

Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say - I love a ride on a steam train! We did the trip from Aber to Devils Bridge and back. It's an hour each way through the beautiful Welsh countryside. We spent almost 3 hours wandering around and having lunch(see separate...More

Thank Marianne F
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. I'll pass on your praise to the staff, it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on this brilliant railway on a hot day in July. The train was full but this added to the atmosphere. The trains are all in good condition and the guards etc all are very helpful. The cafe is worth stopping at for a...More

Thank furrrrrball30
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on open carriage from devils bridge to Aberystwyth (needed spellchecker lol). Stunning scenery and delightful smells from the steam train. Wife was surprised at price of £47 including donation but when we realised it was one hour each way realised it was good value....More

Thank andykitch
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great 1/2--full day out,for all ages,remember to take a warm or wind proof jacket if it's cloudy windy day in Aberystwyth.Very professional run system.You can alight from the train at stops on the trip up to Devils Bridge and get back on...More

Thank richiedenyer1
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a trip with young children, the grandson never stopped talking about the train, he's drawn several pictures of his trip.🚂

Thank Stephen J
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey was excellent and enjoyable. I would advise everyone to experience it. I am very happy with my trip.

Thank ukoguz2017
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Railway trip lovely to Devils Bridge. Would not bother to pay extra for 1st class as we found the open carriages had better views and easier to take photos from. Nice cafe at station and pub just round the corner.

Thank Nicky W
Rheidol R, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the railway. We look forward to seeing you again at some point!

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luketibby12
12 April 2017|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
There are a variety of carriages on each train, the most comfortable being the First Class observation saloon for which is located at the back of the train when heading towards Devil's Bridge and nearest the locomotive on... More
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jamie r
28 July 2016|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question. The journey takes 1 hour from in each direction. All trains are scheduled to wait at Devil's Bridge for approx 1 hour before returning therefore a round trip to Devil's Bridge and back... More
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Martin B
6 September 2015|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
A regular service runs throughout the year although the departure times can vary from day to day, depending on the time of year etc. You can find our operating date and departure times by visiting the railway website... More
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