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“Felt like I'd gone back in time”

West Somerset Railway
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail travel.
Reviewed 3 June 2014

A great day out.
Took the diesel from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and then got the steam train back again a couple of hours later.
Just sat and watched the beautiful scenery roll by. Very relaxing.
Staff very friendly.

2  Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We spent a wonderful day travelling up and down the line on a Day Rover ticket. It feels like stepping back in time visiting the beautifully maintained stations and travelling on the well preserved trains.Visiting the buffet car I had to wait for a couple of minutes while the tea was freshly brewed in a proper teapot! The staff - virtually all of whom are volunteers - are unfailingly cheerful and friendly.The countryside is beautiful, and of course the steam engines are glorious! This is one of the best steam railways in the country and well worth a visit.

2  Thank GreenFreddie
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The train was on time! We travelled the first part of the line to Watchet. The staff are courteous and helpful.
Always worth a visit

Thank cbreeze2013
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Great day out on this railway if you love steam.
A Rover Day ticket allows you to disembark were and when you like to explore at your hearts content
It takes me back to my youth before the boring diesels arrived on the scene

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Picking up the train at Dunster it is s fantastic ride to Weston this truly is an excellent steam railway. The staff volunteers are really knowledgeable and friendly. A great day out.

Thank balddove
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