The village of Devil's Bridge, which translated in Welsh is Pontarfynach, means 'The bridge on the Mynach' and recently featured in the BBC detective series 'Hinterland /Y Gwyll'. The village is situated at the head of the Rheidol Valley amidst the Plynlimon hill range in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and is internationally famous for its waterfalls and narrow gauge Steam Railway.
Two rushing streams, the Mynach and Rheidol, descend dramatically into a gorge below the village where over time three different bridges have been built, one on top of the other. Visitors can enjoy several footpaths and walks to view the bridges and waterfalls.
The bridge is at a point where the River Mynach drops 90 metres (300 ft) in 5 steps down a steep and narrow ravine before it meets the River Rheidol. The set of stone steps leading down to the lowest bridge at the waterfall are known as Jacob's Ladder.
Devil's Bridge has its own railway station on the historic narrow gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway, which opened between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in 1902.