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West Somerset Railway

Minehead Station Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5BG, England
+44 1643 704996
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Expensive but nice experience

We paid for 2 adult day rover tickets which were the same price as standard returns I believe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Derby, United Kingdom
A Grand Day Out!!

Our party ranged from a 13 year old to an 89 year old senior citizen. We parked easily at Crowcombe... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Devon, 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
+44 1643 704996
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Reviewed yesterday

We paid for 2 adult day rover tickets which were the same price as standard returns I believe, costing us £40. We took advantage of the rover ticket and got on and off at various stations throughout the day including a cider place. Good day...More

Thank tanyaa825
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our party ranged from a 13 year old to an 89 year old senior citizen. We parked easily at Crowcombe Heathfield and were greeted by the station team - from the start, made to feel welcome and engaged and the ticket office and toilets well...More

Thank CotswoldsSpotter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice steam train. Left from minehead station which has a proper old world feel. Guy in the ticket office was lovely. It is fairly expensive but my 20 month old and 3 year old both loved it. Nice journey to watchet but once there,...More

Thank Penny P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely trip as always lovely train service. Very accommodating with the dog and helpful offered good buffet services and staff full of information to tell you history etc of trains. Was a issue with the steam trains and had to provide diesel which was a...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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
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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