Great Little Trains Of Wales
5 Day Coach Holiday
Enjoy a captivating blend of exciting railway journeys along with the glorious beauty of Wales on this delightful holiday. The Victorian settlement of Llandrindod Wells is perched seven hundred feet above sea level, surrounded by glorious countryside and makes a charming base for our thrilling train-themed itinerary. In your free time, perhaps follow the leafy trails in Rock Park, view the artefacts at Radnorshire Museum or the collection of bicycles at the National Cycle Museum or simply relax andwatch the birds on the town’s sparkling lake. We venture out to experience nostalgic train journeys while feasting our eyes on the spectacular scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park as well as picturesque villages and seaside resorts. Wales is blessed with a number of working smaller gauge railways and these ‘Great Little Trains’ often traverse astonishingly steep inclines and are a tribute to the engineers of yesteryear who built the lines.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway
We wind our way into the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, a diverse landscape of mountains, forests, lakes, waterfalls, sleepy villages, monuments, castles, prehistoric caves, Roman ruins and canals. Here we board the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway, with its narrow gauge track, steam engine and all weather observation carriages. Look forward to stunning views as your train puffs along the spectacular Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Talynn Railway & Tywyn
For our treat today we head to the bustling market town of Welshpool, home to leafy canals as well as the terminus of the lovingly restored Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Now a tourist attraction, this narrow gauge steam train opened in 1903 to link Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. Here we board our carriage for a superb eight mile journey, escaping the rush of everyday life as our train trundles through the countryside, around tight bends and up steep inclines. In the afternoon, we continue to Talyllyn Railway, Abergynolwyn, for a spectacular steam train ride through the timeless landscape of Fathew Valley in Snowdonia National Park, passing streams and waterfalls as we meander our way to the seaside resort of Tywyn.
Vale of Rheidol Railway & Aberystwyth
We snake through the mountains to the beauty spot of Devil’s Bridge and to the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Dating from 1902, this attraction captures the Edwardian spirit of adventure with its restored steam trains. Here we board our classic carriage for them narrow gauge steam train ride down the valley to the seaside resort of Aberystwyth, feasting our eyes on mountains and meadows while watching out for birds of prey such as red kites and buzzards. We have some free time to enjoy Aberystwyth’s pleasant promenade, sandy beaches, ruined castle and perhaps view the university where Prince Charles once studied.
Collect 250 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our brand new reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 250 coach miles.
Coach Holidays (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
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Glen Usk Hotel - Llandrindod wells
This welcoming hotel is centrally situated overlooking Temple Gardens in Llandrindod Wells. It has a large residents’ lounge, a sun terrace and an entertainment room with dance floor.
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