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Steam Heritage Railways in West Wales and the Brecon Beacons - Santa Specials

Written by The Wales Cottage Holidays Team on

Over the years, it has become traditional for the great little (and large) steam railways of Wales to run Santa Specials in the weeks leading up to Christmas; these will be running on five railways in West Wales and the Brecon Beacons this year. Click on any of the following areas for more details in our Heritage Railways News section plus details of nearby cottages.

In the Brecon Beacons, the Mountain Railway will run steam trains to Santa's Grotto at weekends from 30 November to 22 December plus on Friday 20th and Monday 23rd.

For Abergavenny visitors, the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway will be operating Santa Specials with a present from Santa starting on Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December and for the following three weekends.

Santa will be joining the three daily trains on the Vale of Rheidol Railway at Aberystwyth on 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23 December giving out presents to the kids on the trip to Capel Bangor.

For visitors to the Cardigan area, the Teifi Valley Railway will be running Christmas trains between 16.00 and 19.00 from 16 November up until 23 December.

To the north of Carmarthen, Santa’s Magical Steamings on the Gwili Railway will run on weekends from 7 to 22 December and also on the 23rd and Christmas Eve Please note that pre-booking of these trains is often essential to ensure a place on the train.

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