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The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor Coast. Just sit back in your seat and watch the steam and the countryside drift past the window. The West Somerset Railway seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a Great Western Railway branch line. There are ten restored stations along the route, each having its own individual charm and character; many have signal-boxes, engine sheds, museums, displays, steam engines and other rolling stock to see. Possible places to explore include the ancient harbour town of Watchet, Washford with Cleeve Abbey and Torre Cider Farm and medieval Dunster with its famous Castle.
Information on West Somerset Railway , The Railway Station , Warren Road , Minehead
|Opening Times:||Feb to Dec (selected dates) 10:00-17:30.|
|Admission:||Day Rover Ticket: Adult £17.00, Senior £15.40, Child (5-15) £8.50, Child (under 5) Free, OAP £14.20, Family (2+4) £43.00. Single & return tickets also available.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (£2.00 per dog for Dog 'Rover' ticket.)|
|Location:||Four miles from Taunton (junction 25 on M5). Nearest main line railway station - Taunton.|
Disabled Access - Wheelchair access via ramp to all trains, Parking - At all stations (excluding Doniford Halt), Parking Availability, Free Coach Parking at Bishops Lydeard and Minehead, Refreshments, Catering - On train Buffet Cars and Cafes/refreshments at most Stations, Shop
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Fri 07 Jun 2013 – Sun 09 Jun 2013
Mixed Traction Weekend
Sat 06 Jul 2013 – Sun 07 Jul 2013
Day Out With Thomas
Fri 12 Jul 2013 – Fri 12 Jul 2013
Why not sample our ‘Pie & a Pint’ lunchtime special on 12 July.
Sat 13 Jul 2013 – Sun 14 Jul 2013
Day Out With Thomas
Sat 27 Jul 2013 – Sat 27 Jul 2013
Ale Train departs on Saturday 27th July featuring guest brewer Quantock Brewery
Sat 07 Sep 2013 – Sun 08 Sep 2013
The CAMRA Real Ale Festival takes place at Minehead Station on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September with in excess of 100 real ales, local ciders, perry and a small selection of wine.
Fri 13 Sep 2013 – Fri 13 Sep 2013
Why not sample our ‘Pie & a Pint’ lunchtime special on 13 September.
Sat 28 Sep 2013 – Sat 28 Sep 2013
Mike the Knight
Thu 03 Oct 2013 – Sun 06 Oct 2013
Participate in one of our steam and diesel ‘Driver Experience Courses’. From the novice to expert the courses allow you to realise your ambition and make your long held dreams become reality.
Sat 26 Oct 2013 – Sat 26 Oct 2013
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