West Somerset Steam railway

The West Somerset Steam Railway runs for over twenty miles, from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. The historic locomotive rumbles along the foot of the Quantocks to the Bristol Channel, calling in at the harbour town of Watchet, Blue Anchor and the medieval village of Dunster. 

There’re ten stations in total, each alive with its own unique charm. From the meticulously preserved original buildings at Williton, festooned with vintage signs and nostalgic advertising posters; to the picture-perfect seaside views at Minehead. More than just a mode of transport: The Steam Railway is a gateway into the past and the ideal way to explore the beautiful countryside.

If you’re thinking of bringing a four-legged companion along for the ride; don’t worry, you’re well-covered. Dogs are permitted aboard the carriages, for a minimal charge. Perfect if you were looking to hop off for a scenic walk across Doniford beach or along the Mineral Line at Washford.

There’re toilets on every train and disabled persons accessible toilets are available at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber, Watchet and Minehead stations. On most trains there is a buffet, the majority of which are stocked with locally sourced produce.

Services run most weekends and during school holidays. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like us to check the timetable for the period of your stay.

More info on: www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

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