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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Let off steam and enjoy the view

This heritage line runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. There is ample free parking at Bishops... read more

Reviewed today
Lawrence S
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Very enjoyable train journey

This is an excellent day out for all ages. We thoroughly enjoyed the views across the sea... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sonia S
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This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail travel.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bishops lydeard” (394 reviews)
“rover ticket” (212 reviews)
“blue anchor” (139 reviews)
LOCATION
Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
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+44 1643 704996
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"bishops lydeard"
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"rover ticket"
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"blue anchor"
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"buffet car"
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"minehead station"
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"return journey"
in 86 reviews
"steam engine"
in 54 reviews
"flying scotsman"
in 32 reviews
"lovely trip"
in 41 reviews
"diesel train"
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"lovely countryside"
in 27 reviews
"steam gala"
in 23 reviews
"rolling stock"
in 55 reviews
"run by volunteers"
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"ticket office"
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"like stepping back in time"
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"bristol channel"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This heritage line runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. There is ample free parking at Bishops Lydeard with toilets by the car park (but not in the station itself). Trains are steam or diesel and the timetable identifies the type of train running. The service...More

Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an excellent day out for all ages. We thoroughly enjoyed the views across the sea. Unfortunately we missed the train that connects to the bus that takes you to Dunster Castle. Will try another day. There is a nice little buffet car service...More

Thank Sonia S
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Reviewed yesterday

A step back in time for all of us. Reasonable price for a family ticket. End to end trip about 1 and a half hours, we stopped off at Bishops Lydeard at the end of the line a lovely village. We visited the water mill...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice novelty trip that takes up the best part of an afternoon if you ride the line end-to-end and back. I took the 14.20 train from Minehead (the last one you can if you want to ride the whole line and back), and got back...More

Thank bbryant7
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great day out...prices were very reasonable on the train..passed away a few hours..I've never been on a steam train..would definitely go again

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a fantastic trip and well priced. I notice some previous reviews criticising the price of the tickets. I can’t fault it,the cost structure is clear and in my opinion fantastic value for money. The trip on the steam train in the period carriages...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attended with 3 family members and a toddler, pricing structure isn't clear, don't bother with buying a ticket at the ticket office just board the train and buy using your mobile as it is cheaper, all staff kept doing was asking where I was going...More

Thank Peter40peter40
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice experience, staff friendly and polite, the food was good but portions a tad small. Overall though a good day out

Thank rikray
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the steam engine ride both to and from Minehead from Bishops Lydeard. It is well worth the money. 20 miles each way approx and plenty of scenery & station stops to enjoy. We went into the Signal Box whilst we were waiting for...More

Thank mkljrc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good day out on the railway and enjoyed the entire line and museum. We went on the steam and diesel train, it’s fun sitting behind the driver on the diesel watching him wrestle with the complicated controls! The driver for the diesel...More

Thank AndrewG94
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PrinceandJudi
July 26, 2018|
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Response from BrummyMummy101 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't get off there, we went in the opposite direction. However, we are heading back to Somerset in a few weeks and may go that. Maybe update you then? :)
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Kylie T
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Sandy C | Reviewed this property |
I agree with above figures. So £18 online £20 on the day.
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Roger T
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Graham R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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