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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Such a lovely trip down memory labe

If you go to Minehead you have to visit the West Somerset Railway! Steam and Diesel engines have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great steam train ride to Watchet , had a walk around, just a great experience being on a Steam... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Watford, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you go to Minehead you have to visit the West Somerset Railway! Steam and Diesel engines have a regular timetable from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. Every single member of our family (adults and toddlers) loved the train! We didn't go on a long journey...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great steam train ride to Watchet , had a walk around, just a great experience being on a Steam Train

Thank Hezreid
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my late father when I was younger so brought back many memories. Really well organised with parking right outside the station. The cafe had a small selection of snacks, the cheese & ham toastie came with a salad garnish that would many...More

Thank Kedgej
Reviewed 3 days ago

With some friends we took the Puffer from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and it was an absolute delight. This beautifully maintained steam railway is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers that keep the whole operation running 7 days a week winter and summer. We...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were spending a few days holiday in North Devon/Somerset and were looking for a more quiet relaxing day out. The Steam train was ideal travelling thro' the country at times with the sea to view one side and open country the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We happened to be staying in the area when the Flying Scotsman was on but hadn't booked tickets but i would rather see it than ride on it, We managed to see it a couple of times once on the Monday at Watchet and again...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the trip to Dunster Castle having stepped back in time on the steam railway. Great smell of the steam. Beautifully maintained engine and old carriages!

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Regular steam and some diesel trains available to travel from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard with numerous stops along the way and places of interest to get off and visit. There is a 7 day travel deal available if likely to use over a few days....More

Thank festiqueen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely to be on a steam train in the old carriages. We went form bishops Lydeard to Taunton which took just over an hour. beautiful scenery but a bit too long as we had to make the return journey too. If the weather had been...More

Thank Beenie
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the West Somerset Railway during the Flying Scotsman's visit so our experience might not be completely representative of a visit during normal working. However, from the first to the last, my wife and I were very impressed by the WSR's friendliness and dedication...More

Thank Stuart T
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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
Bill K
11 March 2017|
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Response from payne 14 | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of parking right down by the station and it is free