Explore wonderful Wales this St David’s Day!

29 February 2024

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Happy St David's Day!

If you're lucky enough to be in Wales on 1 March, you'll find it's one of the most colourful days of the year. Bright yellow daffodils, green leeks and vibrant traditional dress are all out in celebration of St David, the country's patron saint. Look out for a day of parades, concerts and festivals of music, language and culture.

To celebrate we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the most scenic train journeys stretching across Wales and the borders. So why not make your trip even greener and take the train to explore the stunning Welsh landscapes on your next adventure?

View across the beautiful countryside of Wales with sheep in the foreground
Heart of Wales

Heart of Wales Line

This is an epic journey along 121 miles of scenic railway running from Swansea to Shrewsbury showcasing some of the most beautiful landscapes in Wales. Find out more.

Train travelling through countryside with mountains in background
Robert Mann MA Photography | North West Wales

Conwy Valley & North West Wales

Grab a window seat and marvel as the scenery changes from gentle rolling pastures to the rugged mountains of Snowdonia National Park. Find out more.

Cows standing in lush green fields
Carmarthenshire countryside

South West Wales

Take the train from the coastal harbour of Porthladd Abergwan, through Carmarthen and onwards to Swansea the birthplace of writer and poet Dylan Thomas. This beautiful region of Wales is perfect to explore further on foot with seaside views, rolling countryside and peaceful landscapes. Leave the train and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks here, many are fully accessible too.

View of the top of an aquaduct with railway viaduct behind and lush greenery between
Chirk Viaduct, Chester to Shrewsbury Line

Chester to Shrewsbury Line

Journey along impressive viaducts and see panoramic views from the train as you take a trip along the stunning Chester to Shrewsbury line. Find out more.

View of trainline with coastal waters and castle in background
Cambrian Railway

Cambrian Line

Discover the rich heritage and fascinating local stories behind this stunning scenic railway line from the coastline to castles and even the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia with Window Seater as your guide as you travel along the line. Classed as one of the most scenic railways in Britain, this spectacular route has to be travelled on to be believed. Take a look & decide for yourself here.

Heritage train travelling through countryside with mountains in background
Ffestiniog Railway © Hawlfraint y Goron / © Crown copyright (2024) Cymru Wales

Great little trains of Wales

Have a railway themed trip and combine your visit with a journey along one of the many heritage railways across the country, offering new places to explore and more stunning scenery. Take a look here...

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