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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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Blaenavon, Torfaen, Torfaen NP4 9SF Blaenavon, Torfaen Directions
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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway is a World Heritage Site at the edge of Brecon Beacons. The three-mile track was constructed in the 19th century and was initially used to transport coal from the surrounding mines. Journeys start at Furnace Sidings and take passengers through the panoramas of rural Torfaen to three other stations. Visitors can also make use of the tea room, gift shop and free parking at Furnace Sidings, and many trains also offer a buffet car serving light refreshments.

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Report | 14 days ago
A short railway but worth a vist, especially if combined with the Big Pit.
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Report | 20 days ago
Beautiful train and excellent customer service. Groupon voucher was very easy to use and good value for money. Train journey was very short and not very scenic, most attractions at stops were closed on the day we visited.
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Report | a month ago
ok not expensive
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Report | a month ago
Historical Equipment well maintained. Friendly and knowledgeable staff
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Report | a month ago
We had a lovely day out as a family that didn't cost to much thanks to groupon would recommend you try and get the 1st train so you can make the most of the differen stops especially the big pit stop there is a free mining museum that my children loved. The staff are 1st class and helpful my children love having a look in the actual engine pat of the train.
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Report | a month ago
Best for family. We had agreat time.
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Report | 2 months ago
lovely countryside but you do need to check times on the train before visiting worth a visit to heritage centre aswell small cafeteria in both venues with lovely cakes etc well worth a visit
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Report | 2 months ago
Very friendly staff although timetable was a little confusing.
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Report | 3 months ago
Easy parking, able to use train as many times as you like. The staff on train, shop and cafe very friendly and helpful. Both children and adults enjoy experience
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Report | 3 months ago
Really lovely people at the station and on the train. The track itself seems shorter than 3 1/2 miles as it goes back and forth, although we were on train for about 30 mins a lot of it was waiting around at the stations.
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