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East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
+44 1749 880417
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Taking a slow train to Somerset...

We had a Christmas gift of a steam train ride so we decided to visit the East Somerset venue. It is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul M
via mobile
Great train journey

By chance we visited on the Ivatt gala day where 2 new engines were pulling the carriages. As a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard B
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Haytor Vale, United Kingdom
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A Trip Back In Time Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip Countryside. The return journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is a 5 mile round trip. You pay once and you can ride the trains all day! As well as riding the train you can visit our engine shed and workshop and see our restoration projects up close, while away an hour or so chatting away to our very knowledgeable volunteers. We also have a signal box and miniature railway (these are only open on specific dates), small museum, a big shop and cafe serving delicious homemade meals each day we are in steam. We also offer Cream Teas, High Teas and Sunday Lunches on specific dates which need to be booked in advance as they do sell out very quickly. Our season runs from March to October and then we run our Santa Specials in December.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“cream tea” (23 reviews)
“signal box” (19 reviews)
“mendip vale” (16 reviews)
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Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
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+44 1749 880417
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a Christmas gift of a steam train ride so we decided to visit the East Somerset venue. It is tucked away just to the east of Shepton Mallet. We arrived in time for the first train of the day at 11am. It was...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

By chance we visited on the Ivatt gala day where 2 new engines were pulling the carriages. As a result there were a great number of enthusiasts with cameras. While the line is only 2 miles long there are four stations and there is a...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy with visit overall used with a buyagift voucher present its only 4 miles from Shepton Mallet where we made an overnight stay. Ticket allows access to all day steam trains return trip last 45 minutes. You can actually visit the repair sheds...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable visit to the East Somerset Railway, starting off with a very nice lunch and then a visit to the Signal Box where Clive provided a very informative explanation of the workings of a Signal Box with hands on demonstrations of the...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice visit very friendly staff,a overall nice experience very informative people that run the station and all very committed to the revival and upkeep of a valued asset

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and the engine and carriages restored with great love and care. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Just a couple of observation really - the carriage seats could do with some upholstery if money is available. This would make a big...More

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Santa special with grandchildren December 2016. Fantastic time for kids great and small loved the steam loco. Dave and Gilie

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got this voucher for my Husband for Christmas last year as he loves Steam Engines, we decided to go on my Birthday last week, it was a lovely day out,the Staff at Shepton Mallett are a credit, I just wished it was a longer...More

1  Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as a railway enthusiast but with a 'normal' wife so this review is made up of points from both types of visitor. Visited over August bank holiday where they were having a 1930's/40's event with people in period dress and a singer/entertainer on the...More

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Susie J, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello G_O_C479 Thank you for your review and we welcome your comments. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your visit with us. We do listen to all feedback from our customers and I will pass your comments onto the volunteer coordinator who manages the...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

This charming little railway, hidden away in deepest Somerset is an absolute delight! Although only a short round trip, the ticket enables all-day travel. The carriages are a delight, the loco's are great and all in all a good day out for the family. There...More

1  Thank Eddie H
Susie J, Commercial Officer at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Eddie H Than you for your lovely review and glad you and your family had a "good day out" with us. Regarding the foliage, I will pass your comments onto the volunteer coordinator so that work can be scheduled in. Thank you for taking...More

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Elaine F
29 December 2015|
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Response from Susie J | Property representative |
Hello There I am so sorry for the very late response, I obviously missed it when you first posted it. The line is 2.5 miles long and the return journey takes approximately 40 minutes. It starts at Cranmore and goes to... More
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