121 miles of scenic railway running from Swansea to Shrewsbury through the heart of beautiful Wales.
The Heart of Wales Line celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018 and is recognised as one of the most scenic railways in the country. It stretches for 121 beautiful miles from the quaint town of Shrewsbury, with its wonderful architecture and history, to the picturesque coastal city of Swansea in South Wales.
The line crosses two impressive viaducts at Cynghordy and Knucklas boating impressive views from the train window. You'll pass through the Welsh Marches, past historic castles and idyllic villages, Victorian spa towns and cross Offa’s Dyke.
A truely beautiful journey with plenty of opportunity to stop and explore that is a must to add to your adventure list.
Explore beyond the railway stations and enjoy the landscapes on foot with the Heart of Wales Line Trail. This long distance walk weaves between stations along the line taking in Shropshire, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Brecon Beacons National Park and Swansea. Find out more about this scenic walking route here...
Discover how you can explore Wales by public transport for safe, sustainable, scenic journeys with Wales on Rails here.
Stations along the line are great starting points for a range of rural walks from the railway
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Shropshire Hills around Church Stretton
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Explore the Heart of Wales line with a Circular Day Ranger.
The Heart of Wales Circular Day Ranger offers you a circular one-day tour with unlimited travel in either direction on the Heart of Wales Line.
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