Brecon Mountain Railway

CF48 2DD 01685 722988

TRAVEL BY STEAM TRAIN AT BRECON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

TRAVEL BEHIND A VINTAGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND ADMIRE THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE WELSH COUNTRYSIDE.

LOCATED JUST OFF THE HEADS OF THE VALLEY ROAD, 3 MILES NORTH OF MERTHYR TYDFIL. FOLLOW THE MOUNTAIN RAILWAY SIGNS FROM THE A470 AND A465.

BRIEF HISTORY

BRECON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY WAS BUILT ON PART OF THE ABANDONED BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1859 AND FINALLY CLOSED IN 1964. THE RAILWAY RE-OPENED TO PASSENGERS IN 1980 AND EXTENDED TO DOLYGAER IN 1995 AND IN APRIL 2014 EXTENDED FURTHER AGAIN AND NOW REACHES TORPANTAU HIGH IN THE BRECON BEACONS, MAKING IT A 10 MILE ROUND JOURNEY TAKING IN BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

THE JOURNEY

LEAVING OUR MAIN STATION AT PANT, THE LOCO TRAVELS ALONGSIDE THE TAF FECHAN RESERVOIR WITH ITS STUNNING VIEWS BEFORE CLIMBING STEEPLY TO TORPANTAU, HIGH IN THE BRECON BEACONS – STOPPING FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE RETURNING TO PONTSTICILL STATION. HERE YOU CAN VISIT THE SMALL STEAM MUSEUM, LAKESIDE CAFÉ, CHILDRENS PLAY AREA OR JUST ENJOY THE VIEWS. WITH LEISURLEY WALKS AROUND THE RESERVIOUR YOU ARE ABLE TO RETURN ON A LATER TRAIN.

AT PANT STATION VIEW OUR WORKSHOPS WHERE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES ARE RESTORED AND NEW ONES BUILT, VISIT OUR LITTLE GIFT SHOP FOR MEMENTOS OF YOUR DAY. ENJOY LIGHT REFRESHMENTS IN OUR LICENSED TEAROOMS, A PERFECT END TO THE DAY.

WE HAVE FACILITIIES FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS INCLUDING RAMPS, TOILETS AND A SPECIAL CARRIAGE TO ACCOMMODATE WHEELCHAIRS.

ALL DOGS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN YOU ON THE TRAIN.

SPECIAL EVENTS RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING EASTER BUNNY AND OUR VERY POPULAR SANTA SPECIAL TRAINS WHERE YOU TRAVEL BY STEAM TRAIN TO MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS AT HIS GROTTO.

IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN BEFORE THEN PLEASE COME AND ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF DAYS GONE BY.


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Region Wales - South Wales
Country United Kingdom
State/Province Wales
distance: 3,583 Miles
Address CF48 2DD
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