The Great Little Trains of Wales

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The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in the British Isles. All are narrow gauge steam railways and some have a history spanning well over 100 years. All of them have in common the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass.

Built in a time less hasty than our own, most originally served to carry Welsh slate from the quarries to the sea. However, no two are the same and they all offer a unique experience of a bygone era.The special attraction of narrow gauge railways lies in their modest size compared with the main line ones and their leisurely speed gives time to take in some of the splendid scenery. Why not take a Virtual Tour of Wales and its narrow gauge railways.

Great Little Trains of Wales Discount Card
For just £10 our Discount Card entitles the holder to 20% off one adult full round trip fare on normal timetabled trains on the participating Railways listed on the card, throughout the 2017
season. Discount Cards are valid for 12 months from the date the first journey is made. Not only that, but we have also managed to arrange discounts for Great Little Trains of Wales Card Holders with selected accommodation providers close to many of our member railways (see individual railways pages for details) - this makes the card a real bargain!

Why not buy one for a friend - a perfect gift!

Big Train meets Little Train

Travel to Wales in style on the ‘big trains' – just three hours from London to Snowdonia, with proper coffee, wifi and great views. Then explore on the unique ‘little trains' – steaming into the mountains, taking you to places cars can't reach.

On this website you'll find an online copy of the brand new guidebook Big Train meets Little Train , with everything you need to plan your very own Welsh railway adventure. There's a clickable contents page and links to great places to eat, sleep and visit.

Visitors can share their own itineraries, photos and travellers' tips.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wales.






For getting about within Wales by public transport, full details can be found by visiting Traveline Cymru



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