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West Somerset Railway

Warren Road, Minehead, Exmoor National Park TA24 5BG, England
01643-704996
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: 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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swindon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely trip to Minehead and back on this very well done steam attraction, well worth doing if you are in the area.

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Hamburg, Germany
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A great day for Railway buffs and those that enjoy a relaxing day out. The West Somerset Railway route from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard is roughly 20 miles long. As we JUST missed the 10:30 a.m. train we spent the time checking out the sea shore (not quite like Aussie), walked the main street of Minehead checking out the shops... More

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Somerset, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just back home from a day out on WSR. Bishops Lydeard to Dunster then Dunster to Minehead. Had a really lovely day, The train crew and station staff were all so friendly and cheerful it made it a very happy experience. The cafe at Bishops Lydeard was good for a coffee to take on train with you although there is... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
39 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Themed weekend with Thomas and Friends thoroughly enjoyed by our grandson. Rode the steam train a little way along the line - loved it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There's nothing quite like a steam train for nostalgia (I'm old enough to remember when that's all there was). This was more comfortable than the originals and staff were very friendly and helpful. Get a rover ticket so that you can break your journey at intermediate stops, you need to plan this as the train times only really allow one... More

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Devon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I like going on the stream train. My 8 year old loves going on it for a ride you can get drinks and food on the train not sure what food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We love the Somerset Railway, a long ride from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, you can get on and off throughout your trip, also having refreshments on the train is a bonus. A great day out if you like steam trains!

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I grew up in West Somerset, and have happy memories of trips on the WSR. Thirty years later, I decided to revisit this childhood haunt with my partner while spending a few days in Watchet. We walked up the coast path to Minehead, and from there took a return journey along the length of the line to Bishops Lydeard. It... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lovely way to see the Somerset countryside. Staff are all volunteers and do everything they can to make it pleasurable outing for people of all ages

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Cardiff
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent the day traveling back and forth with a day rover ticket. Money definitely well spent. Had a wonderful time.

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