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“Day Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway
Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
01643-704996
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail travel.
Tadley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Day Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A lovely way to travel on the old steam and deisel trains. Buy a rover ticket or choose a destination - with a return ticket you can hop on and off. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Visited October 2012
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man
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Best Steam Railway I've Visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We had a few days on Exmoor at the end of Oct 2012. We decided we'd had enough of walking and visited the WSR for the return trip to Minehead. What a wonderful day! Everyone was superb, the ticket office clerk, the volunteers on the train, the ladies who sell snacks and coffee in the station -It was brilliant.

The train passes through some magnificent scenery at a sedate 20 mph, the steam from the loco blows gently across the fields,and the lovely smells of hot oil reminded me of train travel in my youth. There is plenty to interest everyone and the stations are packed full of superb memorabilia.

In short this is a delightful way to pass through some magnificent countryside.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Tea.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stopped here for some Tea and cake with my elderly mother. It was nothing to write home about, just your average cuppa and cake was old.

Visited July 2012
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yorkshire
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“nice trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

handy if you are staying at butlins as it goes right past.takes in all the sights. staff friendly there is a toilet on board and a buffet car the last stop there is a nice pub for coffee or a meal

Visited October 2012
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Lydney, United Kingdom
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“kids had great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

You can walk around everywhere and staff are friendly, my 5 year old boys thought they were in heaven!!

Visited October 2012
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