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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Nice day out

Weather was a little inclement so not a beach day do we took a trip on the steam train from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tiverton, United Kingdom
via mobile
So, so delayed...

A steam train had broken down so deasel trains had replaced them but price stayed the same. Journey... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chloe T
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rover ticket” (185 reviews)
“buffet car” (117 reviews)
Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Weather was a little inclement so not a beach day do we took a trip on the steam train from Minehead to Watchet. Very slow pleasant ride through fields and along the coast, the stations are quaint and it's a nice little trip, the train...More

Thank ccsclwns7773
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A steam train had broken down so deasel trains had replaced them but price stayed the same. Journey there was very pleasant! Journey back- disaster. Over 3 HOURS DELAYED!!! Tea and coffee was offered free of charge, and all staff were lovely. It really didn't...More

Thank Chloe T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent - visited with my wife and spent all day enjoying steam nostalgia. Even with a minor signalling problem.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have visited the railway several times. Stations always well maintained with beautiful flower displays. Always enjoy travelling back in time on the steam trains. Lucky enough to get a compartment on the return journey to Bishops Lydeard.

Thank Kelly1917
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is something for everyone whether you are a train buff or not. Vintage trains but clean and comfortable. Minehead station offers lots to do and see , great cafe, shops and book stalls. All just a few yards from the beach and town.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent outing behind a 7F Steam Engine and a Manor Class Steam Engine. Reminiscent of lazy summer days off on annual holiday to the seaside. The railway passes through some of Somerset's beautiful countryside and sleepy stations. The car park at Bishops Lydeard is...More

Thank MidlandsVeitch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Travelled from Bishops Lidyard to Dunster on the steam train. Fantastic way to see the Somerset countryside takes just over an hour. Our Rover ticket meant we could get on and off when we wanted. We spent the day wandering Dunster Village which was stunning...More

Thank Jane0710
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely relaxing trip on old steam train through the Somerset countryside,keeping these old steam railways going is a must.

1  Thank lindaI3017ss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pill Luncheon Club had it's second summer outing for it's members on the West Somerset Railway this week. We were very lucky to have a sunny day to experience the nostalgia of steam travel through the West Somerset countryside and along it's coast. Dunster Castle...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the steam train to Mine Head for a day out. The train was very clean and staff were all very friendly and so helpful,couldn't believe how popular this train journey is. Would definitely recommend a day out with the West Somerset Railway.

1  Thank MontieDevon
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Questions & Answers
1 August 2017|
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Response from BruceTheSheep | Reviewed this property |
As noted there are lots of nice places in MInehead. I'd recommend the Wheelhouse Cafe, 5 min walk from station. Also the cafe on the seafront is OK for the basics.
17 March 2017|
Response from SomersetJean |
Minehead is fine for older people. My Mum gets taken up the Avenue (high st) in her wheelchair. Minehead has a lot of older people as residents and visitors and they all manage. Enjoy your visit.
Bill K
11 March 2017|
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Response from payne 14 | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of parking right down by the station and it is free

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