Rail Enthusiasts
Rail Enthusiasts

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

Aberdyfi | Aberdovey Railway Station

Aberdyfi has a station on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli and also at Penhelig at the east end of the village.

Aberystwyth Railway Station

The railway station is the terminus of the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury. Located less than 5 minutes from the town centre, there is a taxi rank and bus station adjacent.

Barmouth Railway Station

Barmouth/Abermaw railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli and is located by a level crossing just off the A496 which runs through the town.

Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway Station

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.

Borth Railway Station

Borth railway station is on the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth.

Bow Street Railway Station

Bow Street railway station is on the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

Bucknell Railway Station

Bucknell railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Builth Road Railway Station

Builth Road railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Caersws Railway Station

Caersws railway station is on the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth; most trains run from/to Birmingham International.

Dyffryn Ardudwy Railway Station

Dyffryn Ardudwy railway station is on the Cambrian Coast line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

Fairbourne Railway Station

Fairbourne railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

Harlech Railway Station

Harlech railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

Hereford Railway Station

Hereford railway station is on the South to North Wales route between Newport and Shrewsbury.

Knighton Railway Station

Knighton railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Knucklas Railway Station

Knucklas railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Llanbedr Railway Station

Llanbedr railway station is on the Cambrian Coast line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

Llandeilo Railway Station

Llandeilo railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Llandovery Railway Station

Llandovery railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Llandrindod Railway Station

Llandrindod railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Llandudno Railway Station

Llandudno railway station is the terminus of a short branch line from Llandudno Junction on the North Wales Coast Line from Chester to Holyhead.

Little Trains

The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some fantastic scenery.

All are narrow gauge steam railways and some have a history spanning well over 100 years.

Discover the Great Little Trains of Wales

Explore what our trains have to offer ...

Transport & Railway Museums

National Cycle Museum

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.

Corris Railway Museum & Shop

Corris Railway operating between Corris and Measpoeth. We welcome less able bodied passengers and the attraction is suitable for all ages and our four legged friends. Entry to the museum is free and there is a small café within the museum.

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is located at the Tywyn Wharf terminus of the Talyllyn Railway. It is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the UK throughout the last 200 years.

Scenic Railways

Arriva Trains

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.

 

Steam Train

If you're short of time, or simply welcome inspiration for places to visit and things to do, we've put together some suggested itineraries.

These include railway tours.

And plenty of places to stay ...

Love2Stay Mid Wales

Caersws

Love2Stay Mid Wales is a paradise for families and couples alike. Located in the heart of the Mid Wales, overlooking the Severn Valley. With 28 acres to explore and create unforgettable memories,

Holiday Park with 125 units

Holidays for Dogs

Whitland

At our dog-friendly holiday cottage here at Holidays for Dogs we don't just tolerate dogs - we welcome them free of charge at our lovely, quiet, self-catering cottage in South West Wales.

Self-catering with 1 unit

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

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-£900 prpn

Townhouse

Aberystwyth

The Townhouse is a large Victorian house with enclosed courtyard garden, and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac by the Marina and South Beach and is less than a minute's walk to Aberystwyth beach and nearest pub. Free on street parking.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £1150-£2350 pupw sleeps 11

Blue Grass Cottages

Aberystwyth

Set in the heart of Cardigan Bay, Blue Grass Cottages are situated in the hamlet of Chancery just a short drive form Aberystwyth. Tranquil and relaxing surroundings where you can unwind and enjoy the countryside. Spectacular views.

Self-catering with 3 units, £66-£170 pupn sleeps 1-5

Over the Rainbow Vegetarian Retreat

Cardigan

Over the Rainbow - relaxed, informal eco-friendly vegetarian/vegan country retreat, with quality b&b accommodation in a restored Georgian mansion, totally off the beaten track secluded in acres of woodland/gardens. Green Tourism Gold award.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £52-£158 prpnb

Cyfie Farm

Lake Vyrnwy

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages and a modern shepherd's hut / lodge. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Self-catering with 4 units, £400-£945 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £75-£120 prpnb

The Coach House

Brecon

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £92-£165 prpnb

Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

Dolgellau

Torrent Walk Campsite sits on the outskirts of Dolgellau, Snowdonia and enjoys views of Cadair Idris.

Touring & Camping Park with 106 pitches, £20-£110 ptpn

Capel Cartref

Ystradgynlais

Capel Cartref - A spacious, riverside holiday let with secure garden bordering on Brecon Beacons National Park

Self-catering with 1 unit, £800-£1500 pupw sleeps 2-10

Plas Bwlch

Llanidloes

Cosy Georgian Farmhouse with breathtaking views of the Upper Wye Valley which sits in 15 acres of farmland with sheep, chickens, ducks and ponies. Local attractions include walking, cycling, fishing, rallying and offroad motorbiking.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65 prpnb

Old Radnor Barn Bed & Breakfast

Brecon

Family friendly Bed and breakfast accommodation with four bedrooms in a 16th century converted stone barn. A warm welsh welcome, with a quality service and excellent food.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £140-£190 prpn

Gwynfan

Llandrindod Wells

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-£1280 pupw sleeps 2-6

Woodlands Caravan & Camping Park

Aberystwyth

The Woodlands is a well established, family run caravan park set amidst some of the most beautiful scenery Mid Wales has to offer. It is situated in Devils Bridge, a small village nestling at the top of the Rheidol Valley.

Touring & Camping Park with 54 pitches, £12-£29 ptpn

Bythynnod Pengwernydd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Experience a warm Welsh welcome at Pengwernydd, a traditional family farm in the beautiful, tranquil uplands of north Ceredigion on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales. Four stone cottages providing high quality & comfort.

Self-catering with 4 units, £350-£695 pupw sleeps 1-6

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth

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, £60-£75 prpn

Maes Bach

Aberystwyth

Luxury 4*, 4 bed Boutique style house. Communal Kitchen and Lounge available. Private Parking. 5 minutes away from Town Centre and Train Station

Self-catering with 1 unit, £225-£1200 pupn sleeps 1-7

Aber Accommodation - Seafront Apartments

Aberystwyth

Aber accommodation offer boutique self catered apartments located on the seafront of Aberystwyth in Wales. With a view of the ocean and less than 5 minutes walk to the Town centre and train station.

Self-catering with 6 units, £100-£290 pupn sleeps 2

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau

All luxury en-suite rooms with powerful showers, FREE car parking and fast free Wi-Fi

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £145-£180 prpn, £80-£160 prpnb

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