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Great Little Trains Of Wales

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGLE8440

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Day Good Companions Holiday

The Victorian town of Llandrindod Wells makes a charming base for our thrilling train-themed itinerary. We wind our way into the Brecon Beacons National Park where we board the Brecon Mountain Railway and enjoy stunning views as our train steams along the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-yGaer. On another day we head to Welshpool, terminus of the Llanfair Light Railway to board our carriage for a superb eight mile journey. We continue to Talyllyn Railway for a spectacular steam train ride to the seaside resort of Tywyn. For our final outing, we snake through the mountains to Devil’s Bridge to board the Vale of Rheidol Railway for the narrow gauge steam train ride to Aberystwyth. Our base is the centrally located Glen Usk Hotel which has a residents’ lounge, sun terrace and an entertainment room with dance floor.

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Your Excursions

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.

Good Companions by Glenton

GOOD COMPANIONSis designed especially for solo travellers. these hosted holidays allow you to relax in the company of likeminded people, exploring new places together and making new friends along the way. Created by GLENTON exclusively for the mature single holidaymaker to sidestep the stress of travelling alone with no single room supplements.

Wherever you choose to explore, you can be sure with GOOD COMPANIONS you won’t be alone for long.

Our Good Companions holidays include:

  • Dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Excursions and entrances as stated
  • Welcome reception
  • Services of a GOOD COMPANIONS host
  • No single room supplements

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.

Good Companions Coach (UK)

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Excursions as stated
  • Welcome reception
  • Services of a GOOD COMPANIONS host
  • No single room supplement
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Accommodation

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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