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West Somerset Railway

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Address: Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
Phone Number: 01643-704996
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Description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol...
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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Nostalgic trip down memory lane

From the moment you step in to the station and on to the platform you feel like you've been transported back in time. Wonderful experience for young and old, browse the station... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From the moment you step in to the station and on to the platform you feel like you've been transported back in time. Wonderful experience for young and old, browse the station at no cost or hop on board and travel the trains with a smile on your face. Attention to detail is amazing the trains, the station the uniforms,... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent day trip, not the cheapest..but then again, its not cheap running a steam railway! Great timetable, Lots of times to suit all schedules. Lovely scenery of the west coast. Recommended trip for all age groups. Friendly, helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to go on this railway on the spur of the moment as the weather couldnt quite make up its mind what to do. We got on the 12.30 train and went up to doniford halt where we got off and walked a short way to the beach. Here we spent a lovely couple of hours finding fossils. We... More 

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Radstock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Steam Buffs AND Families will enjoy this experience Steam Train Rides - Stations well preserved in Character Countryside scenery then the Sea Minehead Station right on the seafront. Butlins expensive for a day out, find somewhere to eat and enjoy the beach

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff good value and very helpful very relaxing steam journey. We like the train very clean and good condition. The staff advised us on where to get on and off and what to see

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

a pleasant and enjoyable experience meandering through the somerset country side from bishops lydeard to minehead by diesel locomotive and back by steam locomotive the staff are friendly and helpful nothing is to much trouble, dog friendly and wheelchair ramps available, all in all a top score of 10/10

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to spend the day on the trains due to the weather forecast giving out rain. All of us enjoyed the day out really good value for money

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barnwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You can take this train for spectacular Somerset rural countryside views from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and back again. Great steam trains. Snacks served on board and look out for their special with dining at night.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The stations were clean and well maintained. staff are very friendly. A selection of stations to stop at, beautiful scenic views. overall a very pleasant experience.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic time we had on this railway August 2015. We were staying at Blue Anchor (one stop down from Minehead), bought a family ticket for £45 and this allowed us to hop on and off the train all day and visit the various towns/villages on the route. Steam and diesel trains run and timetables are made clearly visible... More 

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