A Day Out on the Cambrian Coast Line

Explore Cambrian Day tickets offer unlimited travel on the Cambrian Line after 09:15 Monday to Friday. Check out some fantastic places to visit along the way and enjoy a day out for all the family! Hop on and Hop off all day. Tickets are available at Aberystwyth or Machynlleth stations or from the conductor on the train. They offer unlimited travel on rail services between and including Machynlleth, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli for one day.

Train times are for Mondays to Fridays based on National Rail timetables from 15 December 2019 to 16 May 2020. Subsequent train times until December will probably be similar but will not be confirmed until nearer the time.



The Cambrian Line provides some of the most stunningly beautiful rail journeys anywhere in the UK and you'll be spoilt for choice for places to visit along the journey. Why not start in Machynlleth and check out the legend of King Arthur's Labyrinth or the fun activities happening at Centre for Alternative Technology for all the family.

Or hop on the 10.50 train and travel down the coast to Aberystwyth passing some magnificent scenery along the Dyfi Estuary; the journey takes about half an hour. If you prefer to stay around Machynlleth for the morning, there are later trains at 11.42 and 12.47.

Sail deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia, through a magical waterfall, into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as your Dark Age Boatman guides you.

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living. Now open for pre-booked visits.

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

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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.

Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SH


Machynlleth railway station is on the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and is the junction for the Cambrian Coast Line to Pwllheli.

Heol y Doll, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BL



Aberystwyth is the largest town in Mid Wales and offers a wide section of places to eat.

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.

Alexandra Rd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1LH


The Arts Centre award winning cafe offers a mouthwatering selection of freshly made salads, hot meals and snacks every day....

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE

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Harry's Bar & Bistro, where traditional Irish and Welsh themes combine to relaxed atmosphere, occasional live music and delicious food catering for guests of all ages. Lunch served Saturday & Sunday only.

Harry's Bar & Bistro, 40-46 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2NF

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So what's next ....Well why not stay in Aberystwyth and enjoy an afternoon at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, taking part in one of the many events they hold?...

...or take a wander to the National Library of Wales! One of the great libraries of the world where you'll find a mountain of knowledge about Wales and the world - millions of books on every subject, thousands of manuscripts and archives, maps, pictures and photographs, films and music and electronic information.

Or a stroll along the promenade, check out the Ceredigion Museum and enjoy the shops.

Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging programme across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts film & new media.

Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE

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The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Since 1911 it's enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland. Situated on Penglais Hill overlooking Aberystwyth.

Rhiw Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3BU

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Ceredigion museum is a celebration of Welsh history and heritage, housed in a restored Edwardian theatre. It is host to lively events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Situated in the heart of Aberystwyth, near the promenade.

Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AQ

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Trains back to Machynlleth leave at 17.28, 18.32 or 19.30.



Other Itineraries

> Explore Mid Wales Days Out

> Heritage Railways

> Scenic Railway Day Trips

> Short Breaks by Train

> Short Breaks in Mid Wales

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