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The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Vale of Rheidol Railway takes your family on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley on a charming narrow gauge steam train.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway is one of 'the Great Little Trains of Wales' and is known for its fantastic scenery. Travelling 12 Miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge you'll have a unique hour long (each way) trip climbing 600ft to reach Devil's Bridge Station, Nestled within the mountains. All ages enjoy the views of the Rheidol Valley from the vintage carriages, especially when you get to see a Red Kite swooping past.

For an extra £3 each you can even treat yourselves and sit in the First Class Observation Saloon! However if you're taking the family hound you'll be restricted to 3rd class.

There are several intermediate stations en route but if you take the whole journey through to the Devil's Bridge there is a cafe, toilets and a picnic area waiting for you! If you fancy staying at Devils Bridge and expanding the family adventure then why not take a walk to the famous Mynach Falls, Jacob's Ladder and the Devil's Punchbowl, which are all within walking distance of the station!

There's an audio tour for a small fee which can tell you more about the railway too, but remember to get it from the folks at Aberystwyth Station!

There are a few additional special events held here every year like the Drive A Steam Train experience days, Steam Festivals, Evening trips during high summer and an annual Halloween Ghost Train service too!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG, Wales


Click here to visit The Vale of Rheidol Railway's website
01970 625819

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

13th through 21st February 2016 (Locals Discount Week)

27th February through 13 March

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 14:00 (departures from Aberstwyth)

19th March through 30th October

Monday to Sunday train services

27th through 29th October 2016 (Halloween Ghost Trains)

Sundays in November


Donation Prices (Including Gift Aid)

Adult: £22

Senior (60+): £21

Child (3 to 15): £9 (other fares apply for Special Events)

Family (2 adults and 2 Children): £55

Children aged 2 and under: Free

More Information

Eating information

The Vale of Rheidol Offers refreshments at both stations: Aberystwyth Station has a Gift shop selling Teas, Coffees, Cold drinks, Sandwiches, Snacks, Ice cream and Confectionaries. Devils Bridge station is home to Two Hoots Cafe and shop selling refreshments and hot and cold food.


There are male, female, disabled and Baby changing facilities at Aberystwyth Station. Devils Bridge station has Male and Female Toilets.

Gift shop

We have a wide range of gifts in our shop, ranging from Railway books, Dvds and Railway Souvenirs but also for the little ones we have Thomas the Tank engine, Bigjigs wooden railways and many other toys.

Baby food facilities

We do not sell baby food ourselves, however there is a supermarket very close. Two Hoots cafe at Devilâs Bridge are very friendly and always happy to help.


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