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West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway is a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway, and full of fascination both forthose looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through delightful Somerset countryside and for anyone hoping to study the railway and industrial heritage preserved by the historic line. The steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the ten unique station buildings along the way are connected by a 20 mile journey with scenery that will repayendless hours of exploration. Absorb the beauty as you pass the gently rolling Quantock hills,DunsterCastle, and Minehead's seaside charm, with splendid distant views of Exmoor, the Bristol Channel’s cliffs and coast and views of South-Wales.

A buffet car can be found on most trains sellingmany locally produced light refreshments

All trains cater for passengers in wheelchairs, and disabled toilets are available in the Lorna Doone carriage, bookable in advance.Dogs are welcome, subject to a charge of £2.00 per animal.

The West Somerset Railway, with its host of steam trains, diesels, special events and training courses can fulfil every railway lover’s dream.

West Somerset Railway,
The Railway Station,
Exmoor National Park,


TA24 5BG


Tel: 01643 704996

Talking Timetable: Tel: 01643 704996 (out of office hours)

Shop and Mail Order: Tel: 01643 700387

Fax: 01643 706349