Brecon Mountain Railway steam train No. 2

Brecon Mountain Railway

Overview

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.

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What makes it special

  • Take the railway to the original highest point

Opening Times

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

Price

see Bookings website

Hostels nearby

Brecon Mountain Railway

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Map references

OS Map: 160

OS Grid Ref: SO059096

Lat/Lng: 51.777748, -3.364662

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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