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.

Corris Steam Railway & Museum

In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains, The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's.

Dyffryn Ardudwy Railway Station

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

Fairbourne Railway

A stunning train journey alongside the most beautiful shoreline with a view of the countryside in the background. Fairbourne Railway extends two miles between Fairbourne Village and Barmouth Ferry railway, Mid Wales.

Fairbourne Railway Station

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

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.

Harlech Railway Station

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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, £65-£120 prpnb

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Cardigan

Award winning family friendly cottages with luxury onsite indoor heated pool, sauna & gym. Enjoy private hot tubs and log burners. Situated in unspoilt countryside close to Cardigan Bay & Pembrokeshire National Park. Dog friendly.

Self-catering with 10 units, £500-£6493 pupw sleeps 1-12

Little Welsh Getaways

Rhayader

Little Welsh Getaways - created by the imaginative conversion of an 18th century country inn into 5 luxury cottages. They are spacious, full of character and have a high specification which brings luxury and style,

Self-catering with 5 units, £339-£1045 pupw sleeps 2-6

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-£1300 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

Einion House

Fairbourne

Scenic Views to Sea - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, nr Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B. The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path, Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£46 pppnb

Mid Wales Luxury Shepherd's Huts

Machynlleth

Newly built and lovingly handcrafted to the highest specification. The perfect ‘get away from it all’ eco-retreat! Comfortable and stylish yet quiet and peaceful!

Glamping with 3 units, £400-£860 pupw sleeps 1-4

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, £2-£1400 prpn

The Old Vicarage

Machynlleth

The Old Vicarage, Corris was built 1875, has been completely renovated in the last year. It has 4 large bedrooms, a guest lounge offering first class accommodation and hospitality.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £130-£180 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-£900 pupw sleeps 1-4

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau

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

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £102-£105 prpn, £78-£165 prpnb

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown

The Elephant & Castle Hotel on the banks of the River Severn, is ideally located in the centre of Newtown. An 18th century Mid Wales coaching inn - the perfect base for both leisure or business traveller.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpn

Broncoedwig

Aberystwyth

This well equipped two bedroomed bungalow is situated in the picturesque village of Devils Bridge and is an ideal base for exploring Mid Wales or for a relaxing stay in the countyside. Free Wifi.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £85-£140 pupn sleeps 1-5

The Pines Caravan Park

Llandrindod Wells

Small, quiet award winning caravan park with easy access to walk along the River Wye. Well equipped modern holiday homes with one caravan equipped to be wheelchair friendly. Short breaks our speciality. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement,

Holiday Park with 30 units, £595-£900 pupw sleeps 1-8

The Straw Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The Straw Cottage. The romance of a bygone era with modern comfort, no modern gadgets or electricity, lovely comfy beds, H & C shower, woodburning stove and nature on the doorstep. Great for kids. Wonderful walking. Short breaks available.

Glamping with 1 unit, £500-£820 pupw sleeps 4

Granary Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The perfect place to relax and unwind, Granary Cottage is cosy and well-equipped with panoramic views. The converted granary retains its character whilst providing modern facilities. Peaceful and quiet, surrounded by our own land.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£550 pupw sleeps 1-4

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-£175 prpnb

The Yat

Llandrindod Wells

Country Guest House in beautiful area, surrounded by its own land. Two guest bedrooms, both en suite. Period house but with central heating. Spring water on tap. Organic food served, as available. Family run and primarily a family home.

Guest Accommodation with 2 rooms, £90-£99 prpnb

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Bryncarnedd Cottages are located 1 mile from Aberystwyth’s town center. Nestled in the immediate countryside at the top of Aberystwyth, these cottages enjoy the closeness to the town as well as being just far enough out to enjoy the country

Self-catering with 20 units, £95-£550 pppn sleeps 1-2 , £65-£150 pupn sleeps 1-6 , £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

Ty Poeth Family Holiday Cottages

Machynlleth

Set in the heart of Wales, this group of cottages are in a unique situation, surrounded by five acres of garden with lawns over looking the Dyfi valley. Each cottage is private with garden views.

Self-catering with 5 units, £360-£485 pupw sleeps 1-5

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