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Plan Your Visit

Check Availability, Get Directions And Learn About The Journey

Two Ways to Travel!

Our trains feature two types of ticket, covering different seating spaces on-board.

Exclusive Vintage Compartments

Our compartment seats are a brilliant, heritage way to travel – particularly for larger groups (up to six people). You will travel in a 1950s-style compartment of your own with a large picture window and plenty of space to enjoy your trip with loved ones.

Open Seating Tickets

If you’d like a more flexible option that allows particularly for small party sizes (such as couples), you may want to travel in open seating. You will be able to choose your seat when you arrive and settle in for a relaxing train trip!

Getting Here

Travelling by Car

From Swansea

Follow the M4 and A48 to Carmarthen. From Carmarthen, follow the signs for Cardigan and Lampeter around the bypass. Bronwydd Arms is 3 miles north of Carmarthen on the A484 road to Cardigan.

From further West

Follow the A40 to Carmarthen, and then follow signs for Cardigan A484.  Bronwydd Arms is 3 miles north of Carmarthen on the A484 road to Cardigan.

By Public Transport

Via Trains

Regular trains are operated to Carmarthen from Cardiff, Swansea, Tenby, and Haverfordwest by Arriva Trains Wales.

Via Bus

Bronwydd Arms station is on the 460, Carmarthen to Cardigan bus route.

Groups At The Railway

We welcome groups to Gwili Railway, whether children or adults and offer special discounts to groups of 10 visitors or more. To find out more, call the ticket office on 01267 238213 and we can discuss what you need and how we can help.

Travel only:

Coach parties are very welcome at Gwili Railway and we have dedicated coach parking at Bronwydd Arms station. In addition to offering special rates to coach parties, we also provide the driver with a free meal and drink, as well as a free ticket for the railway.

Contact our ticket office on 01267 238213 for more details and to book.

On Arrival

Groups must phone in advance of arriving, the coach and tour guide will be met at the Railway and given clear guidance of when to embark. Arrive no later than 30 minutes before travel for booking checks.

The Journey

The Gwili Railway line is currently 4 miles between the end of the line at Abergwili Junction and the end of the line at Danycoed Halt. Trains depart from Bronwydd Arms Station to Danycoed Halt then back down to Abergwili Junction and then returning to Bronwydd Arms.

Please note: There is no public access from the Abergwili Junction, Llwyfan Cerrig and Danycoed Halt platforms. All train rides depart/arrive from Bronwydd Arms Station.

Having arrived at Bronwydd Arms Station, please stay in your car until we advise you to board the train. Then you can join the train for your trip to Danycoed Halt.

A gentle climb out of Bronwydd village, takes you through the open fields and wooded hills, hugging the River Gwili all the while. You are never far from water on this line! Keep an eye out for the herons, which frequent this valley, dipping for fish in the river.

The train climbs once again as it leaves Pentre Morgan and its old mill, now converted into a home. Here iron was smelted, to be taken to Carmarthen for dispatch by ship from the Quay. The train now crosses the river with its weir, and enters Llwyfan Cerrig Station. This is the home of the Miniature Railway, the Travelling Post Office (TPO) and the picnic site down by the river.

Leaving Llwyfan Cerrig, the train hugs the river, for 3/4 of a mile, along the extension, opened in 2001, before entering Danycoed Halt. This halt resembles those built by the GWR on their country lines. Alight and look around. Walk to the end of the platform and view the next obstacle in the progress to go north. The Gwili Railway owns the track bed for a further 3 miles from this point. Watch the engine run around its train as it prepares to return to Llwyfan Cerrig.

At Llwyfan Cerrig there will be a short toilet stopover. When the weather is fine, stay a while and relax alongside the weir, enjoy a picnic or explore the site in greater depth.

Llwyfan Cerrig was opened in 1988 and is built on the site of an old loading platform for stone which came from the quarry across the river and the one which forms an impressive backdrop to the station today. The station building came from Felin Fach on the Aberaeron line and was taken down plank by plank by the volunteers and then rebuilt on this site. Imagine buying a return ticket to Aberystwyth, Newcastle Emlyn, Tregaron, Strata Florida, Carmarthen or Bronwydd Arms!

Re-board the train for the return to Abergwili Junction and Bronwydd Arms and on arrival, visit the Museum, well-stocked shop in the Station Building and also the Signal Box. The Station building was originally a signal box from Llandovery and the Signal Box came from Llandybie. Both were dismantled and brought to this site, to be rebuilt by our volunteers. Stand by the signal box and look across the road through the crossing gates, the line going away from you is the start of the Carmarthen North extension.

Finally round off your visit by visiting the ‘Gwili Tea Room’ in the Station yard, where you can get a range of snacks, tea, coffee and cold drinks.

Map Of The Gwili Line

map of the Gwili Railway line