Brecon Mountain Railway
Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons.
The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and 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.
Visit the Railway website
What makes it special
- Take the railway to the original highest point
January - closed
February to March - weekends & half-term week(s)
April to May - daily, except Mondays & Fridays
June to July - daily, except Fridays
August and Easter- daily
September - daily, except Fridays
October - daily, except Mondays & Fridays
November to December - closed, except half-term weekend
see Bookings website
Other things to do nearby
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
Learn more about the Brecon Beacons, admire the stunning views, explore one of the trails for children or set off on a walk.
6 miles A great family day out, with indoor and outdoor play areas and animal petting farm. Visit the website
YHA Llangattock Mountain is perfect for super-fit cyclists as the hostel is 1000 foot up!
Canoeing on the Brecon & Monmouth Canal is not only beautiful, but also a nice relaxed paddle with some challenging areas to test you.
High up in Brecon Beacons, right on the Cambrian Way, you can walk from the bunkhouse door and take your choice from a variety of routes.
The bunkhouse is just 300 yards from Llangattock Cliffs, with good quality Limestone climbing with a variety of levels.
At the foot of the Black Mountains, on the A40 between Crickhowell and Brecon, is this award winning Inn. Visit the Inn website
With facilities to educate and entertain, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Don't miss the underground tour. Visit the Big Pit website
Crickhowell is a hub for Brecon Beacon National Park mountain biking routes, but there are a number of other routes in the area for all abilities.
Discover a rich variety of land and habitats, from moors, wooded valleys and farmland, to cave systems, waterfalls and wetlands.
The collection has artefacts from around the world that reflect the history and character of a 300 year old regiment.
** currently the actual museum is going through a refurbishment, so is closed. The shop is open. ** Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finest and liveliest small museums i
The Brecon Beacons National Park has lots of green roads, ideal for the relaxed mountain biker. You can hire bikes in the town or have them delivered to the hostel if you book in advance.
The hostel is in a fantastic area for either a stroll or more challenging hike.
Nowhere in the world does a landscape shaped by iron making remain on such a complete scale as at the Blaenavon World Heritage site - there's plenty to explore here.