St Dwynwen's Day
A special treat for the ones you love Sunday 22nd
Saint Dwynwen's Day - Dydd Santes Dwynwen, is known as the Welsh Valentine's Day. Here in Carmarthenshire it's a popular day to celebrate with loved ones. See the bottom of the page for the story of St Dwynwen.
Relax and unwind with loved ones as you enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch on board our specially prepared steam train. Waitress service and bar facilities available throughout.
Your day will begin at midday when the bar coach opens.
The Sunday lunch train makes two trips up the valley taking three and a half to four hours in total. It can be too much for small people full of energy who like to run about! Infants and older children can enjoy the trip along with the family.
You have the chance to stop and stretch your legs between courses at Llwyfan Cerrig station on both trips.
Adults £37.50 Children £20.00
If you would like to purchase tickets for St Dwynwen's Day on the Gwili Steam Railway you can book online or by phone 01267 238213.
A £1.50 booking fee is applied to all bookings.
Click here to see images from our Dining Trains.
Seating Arrangements in the Dining Car
The dining tables seat four people. As they are from a bygone era, the seating arrangement is cosy. If you are booking for less than four people, be aware that you will have other diners at your table. As on the Orient Express or a cruise, see it as a chance to make new friends. Tickets are sold until the dining train is full.
If you would prefer not to share for some reason, you may reserve the additional seats for £10 per seat.
Note: If you have any further enquires, or any special dietary needs then please contact us on 01267 238213.
The Story of St Dwywen
There are many versions of the story of Dwynwen but this is the version usually told to primary school children.
Dwynwen was the beautiful daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog, who was said to have had eleven sons and twenty-four daughters. She met and fell madly in love with a man called Maelon, and he loved her back. She asked her father if she could marry Maelon but Brychan disliked Maelon and refused permission. Maelon and Dwynwen begged, but Brychan was adamant and Maelon was forced to leave. Dwynwen was so upset she ran off into the forest where she met an angel in a dream bestowed on her the title of Saint of Love.
Note: If you have any further enquires, or any special dietary needs or food allergies then please contact us on 01267 238213.