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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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Gala day

We had a lovely day out. The sounds and smell of the engines took us back to the good old days and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Newport, United Kingdom
Birthday treat

We had a great time, the sound and smell of the steam train took us back to childhood. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jenny L
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“furnace sidings”(12 reviews)
“high level”(10 reviews)
“branch line”(5 reviews)
Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is located in the heart of the Blaenaon World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. There is ample free car and coach parking at Furnace Sidings, our main station located close to the Garn...more
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33 Broad Street, Blaenavon NP4 9ND, Wales
+44 1495 792263
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely day out. The sounds and smell of the engines took us back to the good old days and even though the weather was bad it didn't spoil our day. There was a great little tearoom, very reasonably priced with tea and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time, the sound and smell of the steam train took us back to childhood. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the cakes in the cafe were scrumptious.

Thank jenny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be a railway enthusiast to appreciate this trip, as the countryside views are stunning into the Brecon Beacons. Like most outdoor activities, it does help if you've got good weather. It feels like you could be in a steam train going...More

Thank TurnerTrophy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day on the train today. We got the train from the starter station down to big pit, what a fabulous idea as this made the day more excited. Every member of staff went out of their way to speak to my son and...More

Thank bikerbabenat
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We went on the steam train and it was great. Yes it just goes back and forth but its a preserved railway! So I was happy to support it whether it's diesel or steam Great cafe with good snacks and toasted teacakes! Good train shop...More

Thank Fosseboy
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my mum aged 84 and we had a great time. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly and took a real pride in what they were doing. We arrived at midday and waited half hour for the next train, we enjoyed...More

Thank ammCardiff
Reviewed 25 June 2018

For the steam train enthusiast and those who would like a day out, Blaenavon Railway is not to be missed. There is a café open on site, serves hot meals, drinks etc. Very welcoming and staff are polite and helpful. This is our local heritage...More

1  Thank J_CHW1985
Reviewed 25 June 2018

we had two grandsons with us looking forward to seeing a Steam Train. There was none. but still had to pay the same price. It should be made clear on the days the Steam Train is not running, because if we had known we would...More

Thank 270michelle
Reviewed 18 June 2018

On a recent visit to the United KIngdom I made the trek from Cardiff (where I was staying) up to Blaenavon and visited the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Shop in the centre of the little town. The Shop was very well organised and the stock...More

1  Thank robert w
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Perhaps not as polished and slick as some other heritage lines but this line is not just about that. This line has so much going for it including a short branch to the 'Big Pit', a heritage site in it's own right. It is an...More

3  Thank John W
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9 April 2018|
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Response from bbbmufc | Reviewed this property |
On the day we visited, there were two choices - one was for 5 minutes and the other was 25 minutes (each way)
1 August 2017|
Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Check the railways web site but i am sure they are