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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Dunster Express

Lovely day out! Boarded at Bishops Lydeard Station for a lovely ride through beautiful country... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mandy R
Crediton, United Kingdom
A must for train enthusiasts

What a beautifully maintained, authentic steam railway this is, running between Minehead and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diana E
Saxmundham, 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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“bishops lydeard” (318 reviews)
“rover ticket” (177 reviews)
“buffet car” (113 reviews)
Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely day out! Boarded at Bishops Lydeard Station for a lovely ride through beautiful country side and views of the sea along the way. Buffet car serving snacks and drinks all at reasonable prices. Left the train at Dunster to be met by a coach...More

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautifully maintained, authentic steam railway this is, running between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. All stations are immaculately kept, whilst maintaining their original character. A lovely day out if you are staying at Taunton, with Bishops Lydeard being easily accessible by car - free...More

Thank Diana E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Today we took our first trip on this wonderful railway and it won't be our last. Group ages ranged from 80-7 and our 2 little dogs came too. We arrived early at BL and were warmly greater by the gentleman in the car park, the...More

Thank ScubamommaDevon
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not a train enthusiast, but this return journey from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard brought back many memories of youth and similar train journeys by steam train. The trip is about 1 hour one way. The system operates by both diesel and steam, tickets can...More

Thank LaitCyprus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took our young children, a two year old and a five month old, on their first steam train ride from Minehead to Watchet. Our two year old loved it, the journey was not too long and he loved waving at everything along the beautiful...More

1  Thank AliceHastings
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived at Bishop Lygaerd and boarded the train going to Minehead it was a lovely 1 hour and 20 minute train ride this was in the cost of our holiday but we would have paid anyway if we were going independently. You we t...More

1  Thank Stuart E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Used the WSR after a massive hike along the coast path from Minehead. Departed from Watchet and took in some amazing views. The staff onboard were lovely but the carriages could do with a little tlc.

2  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day out with Family Friends thanks to all at the West Somerset Railway who provided us with a great day both going down to Minehead and on the return journey aboard the Cider & Cheese and Cream Tea Special The food and drink provided...More

2  Thank Mike194612
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always good to visit, whether you are interested in the machines of the past or not. Get away from the hurly-burly and let the train take the strain. A friendly railway run by happy reliable people always willing to go out of their way to...More

2  Thank One-Gerry-G
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I are not "anoraks" but we do like travelling behind steam engines. Our afternoon ride was very relaxing - albeit no aircon in the vintage carriages so very glad of opening windows. Helpful staff (volunteers?) both on the train and the platforms...More

2  Thank John S
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Is Minehead itself suitable for older people who could use disabled trollies, walking sticks etc., Is there a shopping area on the flat with no cobbles?
16 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
Is there parking at Bishops Lydeard forblue badge holders
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
Bill K
Is their good parking for cars with disabled badges in Bishops Lydeard please?
11 March 2017|
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Response from gwynmic | Reviewed this property |
The car park was quite extensive and as a non-wheelchair user it would seem to me that there would have been no problem