Wales – Brecon Beacons National Park

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9. The Heart of Wales Line

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The Heart of Wales Line

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The Heart of Wales Line runs for 121 miles between Swansea and Shrewsbury and is the ideal way to access the Brecon Beacons. It’s a small train with just one or two cars, and the conductor asks people where they want to disembark. The views are fantastic, taking in the beautiful scenery of Wales, with mountains, rivers and even glimpses of the sea. 

Travelling along this line it’s hard not to be impressed by the rugged beauty, tranquil villages and picturesque Victorian spa towns that are dotted along one of the most scenic train journeys in the United Kingdom.
A feast of panoramic views includes the beautiful Loughor estuary near Llanelli, the meandering river Tywi between Llandeilo and Llandovery, red kite in the skies above the Eppynt hills near Llanwrtyd Wells, the Radnor Forest between Llandrindod Wells and Knighton, and the remote borderlands of the English Marches.

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Knighton, Llandrindod Wells and Builith Wells stations are all sited with the Brecon Beacons, with other smaller stations in-between. See the Heart of Wales Line website for a full list of stations.

The Heart of Wales Line Opening Times:
See the Heart of Wales Line website below for train times

The Heart of Wales Line Admission:
Tickets for individual destinations range from a few pounds upwards – see website for details. Alternatively, the popular Day Ranger ticket allows a one day tour in either direction, enabling you to see the best of Wales and the English borders, breaking your journey whenever you choose. 
T  The Heart of Wales Travel Centre on 01597 822053 for information and tickets

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