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Gwili Railway

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Address: | Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1267 238213
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take a step back in time at the Gwili Steam Railway, a delightful preserved...

Take a step back in time at the Gwili Steam Railway, a delightful preserved railway just outside Carmarthen in West Wales. Running steam train services every day of local school holidays and selected days throughout the remainder of the year, this is the perfect trip for all ages to enjoy. Experience a typical country branch line from the 1950s with a stop off at Llwyfan Cerrig Station in a beautiful spot alongside the River Gwili.

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Great journey on train now you can go further staff r helpful and friendly.good u can buy is good cause for what u have.recommend to anyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wales United Kingdom
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Wales United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great journey on train now you can go further staff r helpful and friendly.good u can buy is good cause for what u have.recommend to anyone.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have waited to post this review so that it is a bit more balanced than it would have been the following day. We recently attended the Murder Mystery evening - really looked forward to it and at £45 each it was a big treat. When I think of where we could have eaten for that price it makes me... More 

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Whitland, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to take the young kids on the Santa trains running leading up to Christmas. The staff are fun and get in the spirit - yes it's a short ride but kids just love the whole experience. Santa pressy is a decent one too!

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Thank Christopher T
Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the great score. We are flat out now getting ready for the Santa trains. It seems to come round so quickly and there is so much that needs to happen before the event. The steam trains are all ready and we will soon be taking the marquee up to the middle station to change... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not know that this railway still existed nor that they had a little miniature railway running alongside that was included in the ticket price. Great afternoon out and we got the chance to stand on the engine footplate, shovel coal into the boiler and more! Fantastic fun for kids of all ages. They were really accommodating for us... More 

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Thank Richard T
Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to wrote a review for Trip Advisor and for the great score. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and had the chance to shovel coal into the firebox. There is a definite art to firing a steam engine and you can't just put coal anywhere. All those years of... More 

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Gwili Railway Station, Engines, Coaches and all volunteers and have taken lots of visitors to enjoy a ride, BUT I was really embarrassed about the food delivered to my guests on the Murder Mystery Night - the Risotto was a soggy mixture with uncooked rice thrown in! the pork dish was hard and dried out with no... More 

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Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a review on Trip Advisor and I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your evening. There is little I can say that will make things better this far on after the event. Most people enjoyed their food although the creme brulee was a bit of a disaster after the blow torch failed at a critical... More 

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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bunch of very enthusiastic volunteers making the most of what they have. Visit the signal box and museum as well as the bookshop. There are bigger railways around, but these smaller ones rely on yours and my support. Make a trip if you are in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little railway and murder mystery night. The food was awful. Dry pork dinner no gravy or sauce. Creme brulee that consisted of creme poured into a pot with raw sugar on top. I questioned it and the chef came out. He explained very sulkily that the blow torch was broken and shrugged. He didn't know that the dish would... More 

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1 Thank Ian H
Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Trip Advisor and I not the comments regarding the food. The pork actually came with a sauce, but it would appear that it may have been overlooked in your case. Had you brought it to the waiters attention, I am sure that they would have provided you with it,... More 

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited before during the day for the afternoon tea and enjoyed, however we visited this month (October) for the murder mystery evening. The evening was a huge enjoyment. The 3 course food was lovely, i had the pate, two others from our party had the tomato soup, the roast pork mains was lovely, loads of meat, and then... More 

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1 Thank Tom W
Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review for us on Trip Advisor and I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on the Murder Mystery. The actors for during the evening have been coming to us for years and are hugely popular with our visitors. As you can imagine, its not easy to... More 

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Miniature railway great for kids big and small. Will be back to visit again

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Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to write a review for us on Trip Advisor and for the great score. You have no idea how receiving positive reviews spurs us on to push even further than we already do to provide a positive experience for our visitors. As you can imagine, when its chucking it down with rain, its not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Gwilli Railway is a work in progress with ambitions to connect directly with Carmarthen as it did in the past. Very welcoming staff and you can look around almost everywhere without too many restrictions.

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Fiona E, Front Office Manager at Gwili Railway, responded to this review

Hello there. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Trip Advisor and for giving us such a great score. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and had the chance to have a good look round. About the only place we cannot let visitors at the moment is MPD, where the engineering takes... More 

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