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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Well maintained steam railway

This was a nice family day out whilst staying at Blue Anchor - it was nice to be able to walk from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MLambert51
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Generally good, shame about the buffet car staff

Pleasant trip, but the train ran late, there isn't much parking at Bishop's Lydeard and the buffet... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ubergeekian
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Edinburgh, 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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bishops lydeard” (390 reviews)
“rover ticket” (211 reviews)
“blue anchor” (136 reviews)
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Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
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+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a nice family day out whilst staying at Blue Anchor - it was nice to be able to walk from our caravan to the station (and to watch the trains to past our site). We bought a rover ticket (our boys were both...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pleasant trip, but the train ran late, there isn't much parking at Bishop's Lydeard and the buffet car attendant was thoroughly rude to us and to other passengers. 12.15 from BL on 18/7/18, should anyone from management care to try some reeducation.

Thank Ubergeekian
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was so imprrssed by this trip. 3 hours plus on a steam train for just 18.00 pounds when bought in advance 20.00 if bpught at stations. The atmosphere was lovely.The stations were a joy.Cant eait to come back.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent Heritage Railway. Lovely Engines, rolling stock and stations. A tribute to the people who run it. A lot to be enjoyed on the 3 hour round trip. The longest Heritage Railway in the UK. The only downside was that the toilets were in need...More

Thank KK48
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have nothing but praise for the volunteers on this heritage railway, particularly the staff on the train itself. We had an enjoyable trip from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back. My criticism is with a particular aspect of the enterprise - the catering. I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rode on this lovely railway as a surprise from our daughters for our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. We had a lovely trip and the staff on the train were really lovely people, all had a laugh and were very happy people.

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled down from Suffolk just to do the railway, staying in Watchet, so we could just walk to the station from our B & B (Wyndham House) which has the platform just over the back fence - perfect! Watchet Station is so pretty with...More

Thank Suffolkmawther
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on holiday at Doniford Park with my 88 year old mother who has vascular dementia. Steam trains bring back memories for her and she really enjoyed this return trip from Watchet to Minehead. There are a few free parking spaces...More

1  Thank travellor1944
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been on the steam train from Minehead to Bishops Lydiard and it was amazing. This line is so well run with all stations being clean and tidy. And all done by volunteers - East Midlands trains take note. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the trip fantastic being able to get off and on the train to view different places then catch the train to carry on the journey

Thank kenbrowne29
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Minehead is the terminal at the seaside. Lovely little town with the railway adjacent to the seafront and beach. Nice to look back on the town to see how the railway influenced the development of the town. Watchet is a... More
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