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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

  • Blaenavon
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

From the main station trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station (which happens to be only a short walk from Blaenavon town centre) as well as to Big Pit Halt, next to Big Pit Mining Museum! It's not just the museum that's educational however, the whole landscape is an inspiring example of nature over industry because it's a work of reclamation.

The trains are spacious and welcoming and provide a comfortable environment ideal for a family jaunt usually with a bonus buffet car, meanwhile there are picnic areas and nice open spaces to play in near (but not too near, kids!) the Garn Lakes. A really well rounded day out which most ages will thoroughly enjoy, especially if it's including a quick stop in the Furnace Sidings Tea Rooms or Eric's Train Emporium.

 From the 27th - 31st May, Stardreams Musical Theatre Company presents a brand new production of the much loved story The Railway Children. This is a bank holiday treat the whole family can enjoy, where you experience live theatre at its very best! Performances are at 19:00, with tickets starting from just £10.00! For more information, check out or phone 01443 439466. 

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £9.00
Kids: £5.00
Seniors: £8.00
Family: £23.00

Travel & Contact Information


33 Broad Street, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire and Gwent, NP4 9ND, Wales

Phone number

01495 792 263



Click here to visit Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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