A sunny day out along one of the most impressive scenic railways in the world
Cambrian Coast Lines
Shrewsbury and Welsh coast
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Plan your trip

Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury then catch the train to Aberystwyth alighting at Machynlleth. Trains leave regularly throughout the day (look up times) and the journey takes approximately 3 hour 24 minutes.

Attractions along the Cambrian Coast Line include:

Ynys Hir Nature Reserve

A beautiful location for a relaxing walk overlooking the Dyfi estuary.

Journey time – catch the regular bus service from Machynlleth


Harlech Castle

Be amazed by the site of Harlech’s battlements springing out of a near-vertical cliff-face. Look out for special events held throughout the year.

Journey time – 8 minute walk from Harlech station


Snowdonia National Park

As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

The historic Ffestiniog Railway climbs from sea level to over 700ft on its journey through the mountainous Snowdonia National Park and round the UK’s only railway spiral to the 'slate capital' of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Discover how you can visit car free.

Nearby heritage railways