blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away!
Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through
some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.
Travelling on the Vale
of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol
Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers
young and old for over a century.
From the comfort of your
carriage watch the scenery passing by. See the countryside change
as you travel through wide open fields, woodland and rugged mountain
scenery, the line twisting and turning as it clings to the hillside.
Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive
working hard to climb 700ft (200m) in the 11 ¾ miles from
Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge.
Birds of prey such as
Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the
valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all.
The line is a masterpiece
of engineering, opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger
traffic. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the
contours of the terrain with many sharp curves and steep gradients
which add to the railway’s charm.
Please note the request stops at Rheidol Falls and Rhiwfron are currently closed whilst building work takes place. They will re-open later in the season.