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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

Traveling on this steam railway is a real pleasure. It takes you through beautiful countryside and at times coastal views. There are many pretty stations that you can stop off at along the way. The volunteers make the railway a fantastic day out too! It...More

Thank rolandm600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No trains running when we were there but did use the cafe. Stunning shop, home cooked food and friendly staff.

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip by steam locomotive from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. Although the carriages are obviously old, they were very comfortable. The weather was good so we were able to enjoy the lovely scenery. On the way back we stopped off at Watchet...More

Thank 8392dsrw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family outing whilst staying near Taunton on a heritage steam railway which runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. We travelled from Bishops Lydeard to Watchet return, all through lovely countryside, and enjoyed a gentle ride at a reasonable cost. A good way to keep...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time in Minehead but the icing on the cake was the ride on the Steamtrain which my husband and I absolutely enjoyed x

Thank irenegrandin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did this train jerney as a trip while staying at cricket st thomas but could be done on your own started at minehead but you would have to do a return journey

Thank Coastal718984
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a trip to Minehead from Bishops Lydeard station and back. What a ride just going back in time. Everything at the station and on the trains was just like the 60s. The volunteers are the ones who make this happen.

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I caught a steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and then back again after a wander around at the seaside. There's a good sized card park at Bishops Lydeard, and the station is well sign posted. The journey takes over an hour each way...More

Thank johnt-gb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was treated by the family to a luncheon trip on the Quantock Belle from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back. WOW! Superb atmosphere, great food and exceptional venison mains. Service, done by volunteers was again, exceptional and made to feel special by evry member of...More

Thank DoubleSigma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Friday 2nd November. Very good car parking.Excellent staff. Best £16 I have ever spent. Enjoyed every minute. Will visit again soon.

Thank DevonDumpling2015
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16 September 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
11 September 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
26 July 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? :)