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Brecon Mountain Railway

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Brecon Mountain Railway
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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“steam museum”(68 reviews)
“pant station”(48 reviews)
“return journey”(44 reviews)
Brecon Mountain Railway was built on part of the abandoned Brecon & Merthyr Railway which was originally built in 1859. Travel behind a vintage Steam Locomotive in our all-weather observation coaches and admire the spectacular views on your 10 mile...more
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Pant Station | Pant, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2DD, Wales
+44 1685 722988
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 December 2013

We travelled up to see Santa on 22nd Dec 2013. The trip was brilliantly organised. We had numbered seats on the train which meant we were all able to sit together, a 3 year old, a 7 month old, with their parents and grandparents. Because...More

11  Thank PGwyliau
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 December 2011

This must be the most overpriced scenic railway in the UK and the worst for any views of the countryside with trees blocking views throughout most of it's length, apart from the train driver Francis most of the staff have a couldn't care less attitude...More

16  Thank linwillwales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing day out, beautiful scenery and a great experience. The staff members were kind and helpful and recommended a 2 hour walk to some waterfalls at the first stop. The walk was beautiful and if you like walking there are plenty of...More

1  Thank laub1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being new to the area we are following tourist attractions recommended by many. This railway trip is great for dogs too since they can sit with us in the carriage and see the beautiful scenery too. Staff were friendly and I'd happily do this trip...More

2  Thank ElizaberthR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked my tickets for myself and Marley my dog online and when I reached the railway, was greeted by a rather sullen man who did not speak at all. As I was early I thought I would get a coffee, and was sat in...More

3  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday around mid September with family. The weather was good and we enjoyed the 1 and half hr roundtrip in the steam train. The train and coaches were very well maintained. We had packed lunch and the nice staff at the ticket...More

Thank Nithin K
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The Brecon Mountain Railway (BMR) experience lasts for 90 minutes at its minimum; a half hour trip up the valley, and a half hour back down, with a half hour break halfway where you can buy light refreshments and see the steam engine museum. The...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Visiting on a term-time Wednesday morning, it wasn't too busy. I'm not sure whether I could justify the expense had it been raining but for our visit the weather was perfect. The café at Pant was small but well-formed, the loos were clean and you...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Had a nice day however it’s so busy so travel light! Dogs are allowed on the train, but even though I am a dog person the train just isn’t big enough for dogs and some took up valuable seating! Sadly our family had to split...More

1  Thank Kimberley D
Reviewed 23 September 2018

not really a mountain railway and not much to see .tea and coffee overpriced and the women with the tattoos on her arms in the halfway up cafe was misserable and rude as sin

4  Thank janeady
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful trip through very pretty countryside and past a large lake on a well kept steam trains- thoroughly enjoyable for all ages.

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Nice road trip from Swansea to Pant, very scenic. Huge car park at the station, good cafe for a light snack. Rail carriages not the most comfortable, but exactly as expected. Very interesting journey very good for camera buffs!!!!!!! Good afternoon outing.

Thank 27bannerleigh
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13 September 2018|
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Response from MichaelH10961 |
Thanks, however I have now established that the Timetable states thet White days, they are Closed!
19 July 2018|
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Response from BMRWales | Property representative |
Yes tickets will be available on the day from the Booking Office - we recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to departure.
12 July 2018|
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You should take the train to Cardiff Central and change for a service to Pontypridd or Merthyr Tydfil -- if the train terminates at Pontypridd, the ongoing train to Merthyr Tydfil will leave from the adjacent platform. When... More