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West Somerset Railway

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Address: Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
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+44 1643 704996
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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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Went on the train to dunster........ yer sat on the train went to dunster.... had a great day and then came back to Minehead..... great train.... great experience...... a large... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the train to dunster........ yer sat on the train went to dunster.... had a great day and then came back to Minehead..... great train.... great experience...... a large group of locals having Christmas fun singing carols at each stop , bought back memories of when Christmas had meaning ...... brilliant

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

18 Feb I have to admit to being a steam train fan This is a fantastic railway Over an hour of steam fun if you travel the full length from bishops Lydeard to minehead This half term is Diesel fun and just as good The staff were so friendly and really helpful. I can't wait for the full service and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love doing the steam train from Minehead to bishops and back. Nice relaxing day out and great snacks on the trip

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hop on and off at any of the stations. Starts at Bishops Lydeard at the foot of the beautiful Quantock Hills. An area designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. Williton is an interesting small town with its Bakelite Museum. Watchet has a harbour and Marina. Walk along the harbour walls and enjoy local fish and chips. If it is... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My lack of stars reflects the lack of warning at the booking office that when set down at Wheddon Cross we would have to pay another £5 per adult for the shuttle bus to take us to see the snowdrops. Yes, we could have walked, but it would have taken over an hour on a bitter cold day. on a... More 

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West R, Director of Sales at West Somerset Railway, responded to this review

The additional fare from the drop off point down to Snowdrop Valley is clearly stated on our website and advertising literature. This element is beyond the control of the railway and gives people the choice of whether to walk down or get the shuttle bus. We could of course add the additional amount to all our fares but we give... More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

romantic authentic great western branch line with main line connection and original locos and rolling stock and super view of the Bristol channel and the quantock hills

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Jondaryan, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

about 20 miles distance ,several stations, every station with its own unique character,best heritage railway that I have visited

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great ride and extremely helpful staff as I am disabled and in a wheelchair. New carriage for family or friends to sit with me

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Brilliant way to see parts of the West Country you wouldn't see by car if you don't mind the electric train instead of the steam try and sit right up the front opposite side to the driver. I sat there once and we had a fox ran across in front of the train and a Bird of pray flew towards... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent value for money. Staff very friendly trains and carriages slick and span. Everyone goes out of there way to make your steam experience great . Stations are amazing and trains run on time!

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