Vale of Rheidol Railway is open daily from 08:30am, with trains departing from 10:30am.

STEP BACK IN TIME…

VISIT

The Vale of Rheidol Railway re-creates the Edwardian spirit of adventure. Step aboard one of our restored steam trains for a stunning journey along the Rheidol Valley.

Since opening in 1902, millions have enjoyed the scenic trip through the ancient woodlands to Devil’s Bridge, home of the famous waterfalls.

FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR…

JOURNEY

See the countryside change as you travel through wide open fields and meadows, woodland and rugged mountain scenery. 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.

Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) during the 12 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 breath taking views can be enjoyed by all. 

BRING HOME THE HISTORY…

OUR SHOP

With shops at both ends of the railway, you can purchase unique gifts and souvenirs, as well as light refreshments and local produce.

We specialise in railway books, garden railway and children’s train sets plus loads more. Please visit our online shop.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

DRIVER FOR A FIVER

Selected dates in July & August 2019

 This summer, the Vale of Rheidol Railway is giving you the chance to realise those childhood dreams and have a go at driving a steam locomotive.

ride & dine

Selected dates in July & August 2019

Enjoy summer evenings with steam hauled excusions along the Rheidol Valley. There will be no need to worry about cooking as we'll serve up a delicious fish & chip supper!

forgotten engines steam festival weekend

14th & 15th September 2019

 Join us for a weekend full of fantastic steam engines past and present in our Steam Festival.

halloween ghost train

29th, 30th & 31st October 2019

 With a spooky trip on one of our famous trains, alongside some extra ghouls and spooks, watch out for the things in the night. Then return for a Halloween feast... 

the 2019 monster ball

1st November 2019

Join us on the ghoulish steam train journey through the Rheidol Valley to the Hafod Hotel, Devil's Bridge for spooky entertainment and buffet.

sunday lunch specials

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th November 2019

 End your weekend with an extra special trip to Devils Bridge, taking in the ever changing stunning scenery and stop at the Hafod Hotel for a sumptious roast!

OUR LATEST NEWS

New car park is just the ticket!

A contract has been awarded to local company Tregaron Trading Services (TTS) to carry out the construction of a new car park for the Vale of Rheidol Railway at Devil’s Bridge which will commence in July. The new car park will allow the existing car park area to be...

Huge success for grand opening of The Vale of Rheidol Railway new GWR station.

A special event was held on Thursday, 6th June to officially open the new Edwardian style Great Western heritage Station at the Vale of Rheidol Railway which is Phase 1 of the £2.2 million project named ‘Wales to the World’. Special guests and businesses involved in...

‘The Earl’ to be overhauled at Vale of Rheidol Railway

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is to send one of its two original locomotives, 0-6-0T No. 822 ‘The Earl’ for a major overhaul at the Vale of Rheidol Railway’s Aberystwyth workshops, taking the engine out of a long queue for work at its home line. Built by...

“Wales to the World” All change at Aberystwyth Station

We are pleased to announce the start of our project to build a new station and multifunction display facility at our Aberystwyth station.Titled "Wales to the World" it will see the current terminus at Park Avenue, Aberystwyth transformed into a Great Western Railway...

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