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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Santa Train... a must for the children

We visited the West Somerset Railway back in December 2017 and found it to be a gorgeous day out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

Great time had by all. Beautifully kept trains and stations. Friendly staff. We purchased a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vanessa T
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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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Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the West Somerset Railway back in December 2017 and found it to be a gorgeous day out for the family. Being it the Christmas period we booked the Santa Polar Express train and our son loved it. The train is a wonderful steam...More

Thank mgiordani
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great time had by all. Beautifully kept trains and stations. Friendly staff. We purchased a freedom of the line ticket which was great value.

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great round trip from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and back. The pace is sedate but there is so much to see you would miss many of the great views and places if it wasn't. The buffet cafe was good and provided all we needed for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really atmospheric. Lots to see and to do. Train journey really lets you get a good flavour of the local countryside

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family have done this every year in the winter for as long as I can remember. We go from Taunton to Minehead. It's got such a wonderful old fashioned feel to it, with beautiful views of the Quantocks and the coast. There's...More

Thank Bryony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice day out , winter weather but train nice and warm.stops are ok ,will definitely do again .in summer next time

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been on before was just as good this time. The volunteers do a wonderful job and make sure you have a great time.

Thank hwhitm0re
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with husband and 5 month old baby in a pram. Very helpful service, letting us through the guards carriage with the pram. A lovely way to spend a few hours

Thank MrsFussyBristol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing way to travel on the fantastic old steam engines. The turn table fabulous entertainment and a must is the café on the station. They have many events through out the year to suit young and not so young.

Thank mineheadone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nostalgia, ambience,great little stations ,for cake and tea a real escape,shame mineheads cockeny mafia,want to add a fast commuter train,to turn it all into a replica of Miton Keynes. Scenery ,nostalgia and engineering,marvel all in one,got a tads expensive though, They have got greedy. I...More

1  Thank alan s
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22 October 2017|
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Response from DerbyGrandad | Reviewed this property |
One option is the local bus, Somerset route 28 runs hourly from Minehead via Watched and Bishops Lydeard to Taunton during the day. The firstgroup/somerset website gives you the timetable
31 July 2017|
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Response from BruceTheSheep | Reviewed this property |
As noted there are lots of nice places in MInehead. I'd recommend the Wheelhouse Cafe, 5 min walk from station. Also the cafe on the seafront is OK for the basics.
16 March 2017|
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Response from lewis482 | Reviewed this property |
The seafront from Butlins to the Lifeboat station is flat. Be aware that it is, more often than not, windy. The road up to the shops and cafes is accessible with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walkers. Blue Badge... More