- Railway and Transport Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Brecon Mountain Railway, located about 3 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil, offers a fantastic way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park. A narrow gauge train, on one of Wales's most popular railway systems, that carries the charm of old time steam trains, with plenty of polished paintwork and brass.
Everyone will love watching the beautiful scenery roll by, including the gorge of the Taf Fechan River, the Taf Fechan Reservoir, with dam and water treatment works in the valley below, and the lovely village of Pontsticill, with a station that still contains the original Station House, and signal box.
The railway climbs steeply above the upper (Pentwyn) reservoir to Torpantau, which is the highest point on the original route at 1313 feet (over 400m!) above sea level. The train stops here for 10 minutes to let you take in the views. You can dismount here if you want to explore, and take a later return back to Merthyr Tydfil. You will also stop at Pontsticill on the way back.
There are plenty of lovely walks to enjoy around Pontsticill, including a route near the Taf Fechan Reservoir, and a climb to Cefn Yr Ystrad. There are some shorter walks closer to the station, check online for full details. They also have a new children's play area at Pontsticill, which is proving very popular with young visitors!
This is a lovely traditional day out with the kids, with plenty to see along the way, and you can even bring the family pooch with you.
- Snacks Available
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Pant Station, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF48 2UP, Wales
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.
Return Adult: £13.50
Return OAP: £12
Return Child 3-15yrs: £6.75
Under 3 years: Free