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West Somerset Railway

Take a trip back to an era of steam and soak up the atmosphere of bygone days. Twenty miles of track wends its way through the Somerset scenery from Bishops Lydeard, northwards below the Quantock Hills to the coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor, arriving at the end of the line at the seaside holiday town of Minehead. Stop off along the way to explore one of the restored stations, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station
MINEHEAD
Somerset
TA24 5BG

Telephone

01643 704996

4 Stars

Nov 2011

Mrs Walker

Minehead to Watchet and back - great experience and well worth the price, especially as we were able to take the dogs with us (at a small additional cost)

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4 Stars

Sep 2011

From minehead to blue anchor

A great experience, the children loved the railway. To get the best value for money, we just did minehead to blue anchor (20 mins each way). It was enough for the children, and we played on the beach at blue anchor and had ice cream before getting the train back.

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3 Stars

Jun 2011

Mrs Mortimer

Only two and half miles from Bumble Bee Barn. A very good day out for adults and children.

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4 Stars

Jan 2009

What a treat!

Perfect for a family outing, an amazing trip back in time.

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5 Stars

Sep 2008

From Minehead to Dunster and back.

Walking along the coast from Minehead towards Dunster and looking inland you might be lucky enough to spot a telltale trail of steam in the distance billowing across the countryside, you can even smell it if the wind is blowing in the right direction. A short walk brings you to the picturesque West Somerset Railway station at Dunster where you feel you have stepped back in time; with vintage signage and signals, luggage trolleys and even your boarding ticket looks as it might have done. Take the opportunity to sit in the rose garden and enjoy a savoury cream tea at the Victorian tea rooms in Dunster village before boarding the fantastic steam train back to Minehead.

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