West Somerset Railway
Average visit time – 3-4+ hours
Things to do at West Somerset Railway review
The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway and at 20 miles it is the longest heritage line in the UK. It operates between Minehead and Bishop’s Lydeard near Taunton in Somerset.
The train journey takes in some lovely countryside with historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons. There are 10 stations linked by a 20-mile scenic journey. There are a number of attractions and things to see and do along the way. Many of the stations are accessible to the local village where you will find places to eat and they are usually worth a wander around.
There is a varied range of things to see and do, far too much to list here. If you would like to find out more about each station and what there is to do nearby please check out this link. You can even purchase a ticket which includes a visit to Dunster Castle.
The railway hosts a number of events including many especially for families such as Halloween trains, character meet and greets, Santa and more. They also run special train services where food is included on the train such as fish and chips and afternoon cream teas.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information West Somerset Railway
Category – Railway – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is somewhere to purchase food and drinks at or near most stations. They also run services with dining. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
The longest heritage railway line in the UK with a good range of stops and lots to see and explore. There are toilets on the train and most stations. Food and drink is available at or near most stations.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. An adult ticket costs £20, children 5-17 £10, under 5s are free. Special events and dining services may cost more.
Is there parking?
Car parking is available at key stations, some of which are pay and display. There is have limited free parking at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber, Williton, and Dunster. There are pay and display car parks at Watchet and Minehead.
When are they open?
The West Somerset Railway runs a varied timetable. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are permitted to travel on standard West Somerset Railway services however are not permitted to travel in the buffet car, or in any carriage where catering is being served by the company.
Are they accessible?
*This post contains affiliate links