Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway



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The Llanfair Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. It offers a 16-mile round trip through glorious scenery by narrow-gauge steam train. The line is home to a collection of engines and coaches from all round the world. Please ring for details of special events.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
Phone : 01938 810441


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Both termini have ramped access, no access from intermediate stations
  • Facilities: Three coaches adapted for wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Etr-late Oct wknds, (some extra days during Jun, Jul & Sep) daily during holiday periods, phone for timetable. Dec, some wknds Santa specials

About the area

Discover Powys

The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.

This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it. 

Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.

Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.

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