Brecon Mountain Railway
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Travel from our main station at Pant in one of our all-weather observation carriages behind a vintage steam locomotive. The journey takes you through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park, along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line. Trains only stop at our intermediate station at Pontsticill on the return journey to Pant from Torpantau.
At Ponsticill you can visit our Lakeside Cafe, admire the views across the reservoir towards the distant peaks or go for a ramble along the shoreline. There is also a children's play area and a small steam museum housed in the original waiting room.
Our main station at Pant houses the workshops for the railway, view the work needed to keep the steam engines and carriages running from the public viewing gallery. Visit the licensed Tea Rooms serving snacks and drinks, why not buy a souvenir of your visit in our Gift Shop.
With a large free car and coach park why not pay us a visit for a great family day out.
We are located just off the Heads of the Valleys trunk road - about 3 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. Follow the Mountain Railway signs from the A470 and A465 and you arrive in our large free car and coach park.
For those travelling by public transport, we are close to the 35 bus route from Merthyr Central Bus Station.
Whilst you are in the area, why not visit some of the other nearby places of interest:-
- The Brecon Beacons National Park spans 519 square miles (1,344 square kilometres). Established in 1957, it is located in mid-Wales in the UK, and contains some of the most spectacular and diverse landscapes in Europe. The area is home to Pen y Fan, with its distinctive red table top summit - the highest Old Red Sandstone summit in Britain - as well as some of the UK’s most spectacular waterfalls, caves and wooded gorges. The landscape is scattered with prehistoric monuments, Roman remains, and medieval castles.
- The National Park Visitor Centre is located 5 miles south west of Brecon and some 15 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. Some 1100ft / 335m above sea level. Stunning views of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales are on offer from the tea room and picnic area.
- Cyfarthfa Castle - Enjoy the elegant surroundings of this interesting museum and once family home, set in beautiful parkland, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The 'Ironmaster' William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa Castle in 1824. This grand castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and has been called, "the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales".