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Great Little Trains of Wales - New free guide and discount card

Great Little Trains of Wales - New free guide

Big Train meets Little Train


Thanks to a competition sponsored by the Department for Transport, travellers to Wales have a new free guide to tell them how to visit the "Great Little Trains of Wales" and many other Welsh attractions by public transport.


Taking the big trains to meet the little trains is the theme of a new 100-page guidebook. It is published by the 11 little railways, working together with Arriva Trains Wales and includes ideas for intriguing places to stay and eat, walks, heritage sites and the magnificent scenery of Wales.


"Big Train meets Little Train" is inspired by the Bradshaw’s Guides of years gone by and suggests a range of trips into and around Wales, encouraging the novice public transport user or overseas tourist to get out and about by rail.


There is a feature on each of the little trains, plus two of Wales’ beautiful community lines, run by Arriva Trains Wales. In addition, there are some real travellers’ tales to whet your appetite, including BBC ‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert, Paul Atterbury.


There are suggestions on places to eat, journeys to make and places to stay as well as some local tips to get the most from your visit to this proud little country.


Alongside the printed guidebook, a new website has launched in order for visitors to read the guide online or to download it.


Copies of the printed guide are available on request from


The guide features Bala Lake, Brecon Mountain, Fairbourne, Ffestiniog, Llanberis Lake, Snowdon Mountain, Talyllyn, Vale of Rheidol, Welsh Highland, Welsh Highland Heritage and Welshpool and Llanfair Railways.


You can also purchase a discount card from The Great Little Trains of Wales website by clicking here.



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