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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.
Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This railway and its beautiful stations is a superb attraction regardless of weather.. stunning views from the train, all the stations are amazing. Its a wonderful and well worth place to go to. Its simply a must do..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MrCaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to see and smell the trains. My grandson is 6 and loves seeing the steam trains he listens out for them and enjoys standing on the decking of our caravan waving, we have an amazing view as shown in the picture. I commend the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t go on any trains but it certainly looked nostalgic when we walked past. Worth a visit for a day out

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Slimmingworldmom
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The train is immaculate, it is all looked after by volunteers who are a credit to the railway. The train stops at delightful villages.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

weve been on the West Somerset Railway a couple of times and enjoyed everyone, wonderful for anyone who remembers the steam era, or children who marvel at the steam engines, the buffet car has some nice beers, check the website to see when the trains...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

I found this to be one of the best preserved railways, great choice of engines, like to get off instead of going the whole way to minehead, lovely little harbour town Watchet

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed January 7, 2019

If Your in Minehead the steam train is a must to see Somerset , make sure You start off With some fish And chips on the beach right in front of Station. Be ware of the seagulls , the Love the fish

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

What can one say other than it’s like returning back in time riding on a train in the style my grandfather used to drive- a little bit Agatha Christie’esque but worth a visit! A little time machine right on our front door!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roberto D
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing fantastic time had by all santa and his cheery elves made our journey very magical

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hayleymaiden80
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Our toddler was amazed as were we! A steam train service with some truly wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Great authentic and well managed / kept stations and trains. I don’t know if this team has won awards as volunteers, but they should be recognised for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from lawrences780 | Reviewed this property |
Adult return £13.50. Senior return £12.15. Child return £6.75. On the West Somerset railway website go to the book tickets option, scroll down to Watchet and select. The return fares from Watchet to the various stations on... More
September 11, 2018|
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Response from Tim_the_Taf | Reviewed this property |
If you get the train from Blue Anchor instead of Minehead or Bishops Lydeard etc., you can park on the road on the seafront for free. Alternatively, do what we did and stay overnight at the camp site - Hoburne Blue Anchor... More
July 26, 2018|
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Response from BrummyMummy101 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't get off there, we went in the opposite direction. However, we are heading back to Somerset in a few weeks and may go that. Maybe update you then? :)