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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Nostalgia, ambience,great little stations ,for cake and tea a real escape,shame mineheads cockeny... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alan s
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Minehead, United Kingdom
Great Weekend Gala.

Lovely station, nice staff. We had a lively time. A few flags and some music would gave... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
les4uk
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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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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Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nostalgia, ambience,great little stations ,for cake and tea a real escape,shame mineheads cockeny mafia,want to add a fast commuter train,to turn it all into a replica of Miton Keynes. Scenery ,nostalgia and engineering,marvel all in one,got a tads expensive though, They have got greedy. I...More

Thank alan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely station, nice staff. We had a lively time. A few flags and some music would gave added. Great trains well looked after. My hubby loved it!

Thank les4uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What ever you do when you go to Dunster or Minehead in Somerset, then you must put this on your to-do list!! Proper steam train, run by volunteers and enthusiasts, its a wonderful throw back to those years but a truly magical experience and the...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our young granddaughter on her first 'big train' trip. She was wide eyed and took in everything. She was not fazed by the steam, smoke or noise and was delighted when the whistle went and the train moved off. the station staff and on...More

Thank Euan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you West Somerset Railway! We took our daughter and grandchildren (aged two and five) on a Santa Special trip from Minehead on Friday 22nd December and the trip was nothing less than brilliant. As usual, the WSR organisation was first rate and both staff...More

Thank mike_h_smith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and very nice cake we will be booking one of the santa train experiences for next Christmas wish we had know of it before we arrived

Thank Hayleymaiden80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great picturesque route from Bishops Lydeard (in land) to the seaside town of Minehead. I have done a return from Watchet station a few times and have really loved it. Slow pace and sometimes busy. It looked like 1 in 4 trains are diesel multiple...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited over three days in order to experience the full extent of the WSR operations from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard covering a distance of just over twenty miles, staff who in the main are volunteers were all found to be very friendly and helpful....More

Thank WILLIAM H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant attraction overall. The attention to detail is wonderful. However the ‘Turntable Cafe’ at Minehead station was terrible. The notice on the door stated closing at 3pm. At just gone 2 they were clearing up and made it pretty obvious they didn’t...More

Thank Gastap40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This year we had a visit from the Flying Scotsman, crowded and a really fantastic looking train. I also had a chance to look at the turning table. This is a device so well balanced that you can put a steam train and tender on...More

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FionaEF
22 October 2017|
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Response from DerbyGrandad | Reviewed this property |
One option is the local bus, Somerset route 28 runs hourly from Minehead via Watched and Bishops Lydeard to Taunton during the day. The firstgroup/somerset website gives you the timetable
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chelt_caz
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.
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jillboxall
17 March 2017|
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Response from lewis482 | Reviewed this property |
The seafront from Butlins to the Lifeboat station is flat. Be aware that it is, more often than not, windy. The road up to the shops and cafes is accessible with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walkers. Blue Badge... More
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