Rail Enthusiasts in Mid Wales
Climb aboard one of our scenic railways and see Mid Wales from a different perspective. The Cambrian Coast line was named by the Guardian as one of the world's top ten epic train journeys.
We have historic narrow-gauge steam railways set in beautiful, unspoilt countryside. Our railways can get you from A to B and back again, but much more than that. They offer a step back in time to discover our industrial heritage and a great family day out. Many run special events and activities and provide a chance to climb into the cabs and get hands-on to see how things work.
You can even learn to drive a historic steam locomotive hauling your own private train.
Discover the many trains of Wales ...
Railways and Stations
One of the Great Little Trains of Wales, the railway offers a delightful 9 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train along the shores of Wales' largest natural lake.
All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train. Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.
The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.
Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.
Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage Steam Locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons.
he Tanat Valley Light Railway is a charity which owns the last remaining section of the Old Potts Railway near Oswestry and aims to preserve and restore this line. 2016 is the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Old Potts Railway.
Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station is the terminus of the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction; most trains run from/to Llandudno. Trains connect with the North Wales Coast Line. It is also the terminus of the Ffestiniog Railway.
The Rhiw Valley Light Railway is a private 15 inch gauge 0.75 mile long line that has a number of Open Days from May to October.
Narrow Gauge Steam Train journey offers superb views of Cadair Idris mountain range and Mawddach Estuary. G-Scale Railway and museum at Fairbourne. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12 ¼ inch Gauge track.
The headquarters of the Cambrian Heritage Railways are in Oswald Road at Oswestry, next door to the Cambrian Railways museum; a short section of line is in operation. Steam and heritage diesel multiple units.
The WHR (Porthmadog) is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the sheds. Vintage train.
The Cambrian Heritage Railways operate a 1200 metre section of line from a replica, period station at Llynclys South, to Pen-y-Garreg Lane, Pant. All passenger trains are heritage diesel multiple units.
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Transport & Railway Museums
Journey through the lanes of cycle history and see bicycles from 1819, such as the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings, up to the most modern Carbon Fibre machines of today.
The Signal House Museum is located on the Station Platform, Llandrindod Wells and is open for limited periods during the summer months. It is more than a hundred years old and contains many of the original furnishings and machinery.
The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles. From complete locomotives to tickets, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways.
Climb aboard one of our scenic railways and see Wales from a different perspective.
The Cambrian Coastline has been named by the Guardian as one of the world’s top ten epic train journeys.
The 121 mile Heart of Wales Line from Shrewsbury to Swansea experience panoramic views and the impressive viaducts at Cynghordy and Knucklas are 2 of the 7 bridges crossed on a journey that also includes 6 tunnels.
And plenty of places to stay ...
Situated at the heart of Snowdonia, Dolffanog Fach nestles by the side of Talyllyn lake and at the foot of the awe inspiring mountain of Cadair Idris. A welcoming and restful retreat, away from the strains of everyday life.
Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £80-£110 prpnb
Ty Derw is a charming Victorian stone built house in a picturesque setting in the Dovey Valley about 12 miles from Machynlleth and Dolgellau. The four guest rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard. Ample parking.
Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £45-£55 pppnb
Victorian school in beautiful rural setting adjacent to Glyndwr's Way. Large ensuite rooms. Hearty breakfast and home cooked evening meals. Ten minutes from Welshpool and the historic Powis Castle.
Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £75 prpnb
Tan y Graig is a family run establishment presenting a warm welcome to guests. Situated in the beautiful Vyrnwy valley 1 mile from the village of Meifod and 10 minutes from the market town of Welshpool. Castles, lakes, walking & adventure.
Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £38 pppnb
A warm welcome awaits you at Hendy, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy Self Catering accommodation on a working farm with the privilege of its own halt on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway.
Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£775 pupw sleeps 1-6
1 Mile from Newtown town centre. Dog friendly accommodation with an 8 acre field for walking, Great for small groups (up to 4) or couples looking to get away. Barbeque, Fire Pit, Wifi, Full Sky Package, Kitchen, Ample Parking
Serviced Apartments with 2 units, £60-£100 pupn sleeps 2
Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages are situated in south west Wales approximately 5 miles north of Cardigan. The cottages are part of a 13 acre smallholding nestling in a picturesque wooded valley of the Nant Arberth.
Self-catering with 5 units, £0-£1750 pupw sleeps 2-8
Boasting panoramic views this very spacious well appointed single storey property enjoys a secluded rural setting on a working farm. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom. Sumptuous leather reclining sofas in large lounge. Hot tub and pets welcome
Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£750 pupw sleeps 2-6
A beautiful small Hotel with a fine dining and standard restaurant snug, bar and conservatory. There are 7 en-suite rooms, 4 with front sea views.. There is also a chalet to the rear which is perfect for families and less able people.
Guest House with 8 rooms, £90 prpn, £55-£110 prpnb
Recently opened by new owners Robert & Ann, Glan Y Gro Bed & Breakfast (4*) is uniquely situated on the shore of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and offers guests a place to find rest, peace and tranquility in totally beautiful surroundings.
Bed & Breakfast with 7 rooms, £65-£100 prpnb
Secluded Country House set in mature grounds, bounded by the River Dulas, overlooking the Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Comfortable rooms with ground floor & family rooms available. Superb traditional and vegetarian cuisine
Country House Hotel with 13 rooms, £55-£120 pppnb, £75-£130 prpnb
Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.
Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £60-£165 prpnb
Converted woollen mill on the Glyndwr Way with En suite rooms. Our riverside walk runs past the vegetable garden, orchard, honey bees, and chickens.
Guest House with 3 rooms, £60-£70 prpnb
A warm welcome awaits at this Victorian House, set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens. Stylish decor, luxury bathrooms & rain showers, underfloor heating. River & waterfall in the garden. Seating areas to relax.
Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £89-£525 prpnb
Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.
Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£1750 prpnb
Sea views - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, near Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B, beautiful scenery, The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path & Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.
Guest House with 5 rooms, £30-£42 pppnb
This carefully restored & extended 18th Century farmhouse lies at the foot of Cader Idris mountain amongst breathtaking scenery. All bedrooms en-suite with superb mountain views.
Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £86 prpnb
Maes y Mor hostel is situated 80 metres from Aberystwyth beach and 500 metres from the bus and train station and offers superior accommodation at budget prices. Launderette facilities. Lock up shed for bicycles. A warm Welsh welcome !
Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £48-£100 prpn
Attractive character bungalow set in large secluded garden. Easy walking distance to Builth town, the Showground & spectacular riverside strolls. Birdwatching, walking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf available nearby. Children & pets welcome.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £290-£380 pupw sleeps 1-4