Devil’s Bridge has been a tourist attraction for over 100 years. Writers such as George Borrow visited here and wrote about it’s rugged beauty before the top bridge had even been built. The village is small but interesting. The main attraction are the Three Bridges built one on top of the other. There are no other bridges built like this in the world and worth seeing for yourselves.
If you wish to travel from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, then the station is a 4 minute walk from the Waterfalls – turn left when you leave the station car park, and head directly to the entrance kiosk just past the Hafod Hotel. Please note, the train departs 1 hour after arrival, which will give you time to walk the Nature Trail, or take the short walk and have a cup of tea afterwards! Please note, the railway is a separate attraction and is not affiliated with Devil’s Bridge Falls.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay, there is plenty of accommodation at Devil’s Bridge. With Aberystwyth only 12 miles away, Devil’s Bridge is an ideal location for a short break. If you enjoy camping or would like to give it a try, then you can stay at the Woodlands Caravan Park, close to the Waterfalls. With friendly staff and beautiful scenery, it is an ideal place to stay for either relaxing or exploring the area.
Snacks and beverages are available at the entrance to the walks at the Icecream kiosk. Hot and cold food is also available at the Woodlands Tea Rooms at The Woodlands Caravan Park just up the hill from The Waterfalls attraction. There is also food and beverages available at the train station Two hoots café and The Hafod Brasserie – Hafod Hotel
The Waterfalls attraction has it’s own FREE carpark which holds about 25 cars. If this is full then it is possible to park for FREE at The Woodlands Caravan Park and Woodlands Tearooms which is located just 500 yds up the road to the Ponterwyd side of the village. In the opposite side of the village it is also possible to park at the Vale of Rheidol steam train station for a small charge.
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Book guided walks inspired by the fantastic S4C drama series ‘ Hinterland’ ‘ Y Gwyll’ . Series one was filmed in Devil’s Bridge and features the Waterfalls and Hafod Hotel. www.hinterlandwalks.wales
The Silver Mountain Experience is a 7 minute drive from Devil’s Bridge. This award-winning all weather attraction has guided tours and a gift shop. Here you can learn about the history of mining in this area, and see how miners worked over 200 years ago!
Just a couple of minutes drive further towards Aberystwyth will take you to Bwylch Nant-yr-Arian forest and visitor centre. This is a perfect place to see the Red Kite and many other birds (the Kites are fed daily), take a walk around the lake or relax in the restaurant – and there is a children’s activity play area. There are also many excellent mountain bike routes, with a bike washing facility.
There are many other excellent attractions nearby – the Hafod Estate, Strata Florida and the Elan Valley. For more information and details of local events, accommodation and other attractions, please see the Pentir Pumlumon web site.