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A Trip Back In Time Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip Countryside. The return journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is a 5 mile round trip. You pay once and you...more
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Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent about 3 hours here with my son and husband who's very keen on trains. Although it's only a short line you can go on the train as much as you like during the day. What's great is the factbthat they work on old engines...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wastlelandb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having been to most preserved lines, the ESR had so far eluded me. Easter Saturday we managed a visit. Although Easter Egg hunt time so lots of kids it wasn’t over run and the cafe was well priced, prompt and good food. The well stocked...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hollyarran
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you - and we are chuffed with your review! Now you've discovered us, we hope to see some more of you.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took our 2 year old son on the steam train on Good Friday. It’s a great little set up, we had a carriage to ourselves (we made the 11am) train. Everyone was very friendly and our son had a wonderful time. It was very busy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KR2301
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi - Thank you for your review - I'm so glad you had a good time. It's nice to hear of another steam fan in the making! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our family at the weekend. The weather was great and our three year old granddaughter was delighted with the ride on a steam train. Very well organised and the train ride was just long enough to keep our granddaughter amused and entertained....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 5,029
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you - we will look forward to seeing you again. I'm sure your granddaughter would really love the Santa Specials!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed every second of our afternoon, gift from family. We arrived at 1.45 so took the 2pm train down the line, very interesting, able to get out and watch the engine uncouple and go to the front of the train. Lovely station, nice little shop,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Caroline B
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caroline. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was given a sparkling afternoon tea for his birthday. What a great day we have had. Yes the line is short but very interesting and great to watch the Engine change to the other end of train for the return journey. we had...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pauline m
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pauline. Thank you so much for your review. It's great to hear that you had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was given a gift of high tea on the 3.30pm on Sunday. Lovely tea with sandwiches and cakes and had 2 pots of tea with a glass of Prosecco each. Great experience of steam train and old coaches. All in all a very pleasant experience

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mjohn01
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you - your review is really appreciated. I hope we will see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint small railway run by enthusiastic volunteers. It was the first Steam Gala of the year, everything was very good, well run and the staff friendly and helpful. The food in the cafe was very tasty and good value. A great day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tyrtns
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. So glad you had a good time at the Gala. I hope we will see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Increasingly preserved railways are restricting access to their engine sheds on insurance grounds so it was nice to visit the ESR and be able to look around the different sheds and see the progress on the different projects taking place on site. The trip itself...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WilfordTerrier
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments - much appreciated.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

If you fancy a meal on a steam train this is the place to go. The whole thing was very well organised and the meal was very nice and served by very pleasant people. We definitely intend to go again in the summer.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Vanessa C
Elaine L, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We look forward to seeing you again.😁

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msheath
September 8, 2018|
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Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Everything starts at Cranmore - it is the only “proper” station.
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Elaine F
December 28, 2015|
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Response from Elaine L | Property representative |
Hello There I am so sorry for the very late response, I obviously missed it when you first posted it. The line is 2.5 miles long and the return journey takes approximately 40 minutes. It starts at Cranmore and goes to... More
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