West Somerset Railway, Minehead

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Relive the golden age of train travel on West Somerset Railway, a scenic rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel. This railway line runs for 37 km (23 mi), using both heritage steam and diesel trains. Originally opened in 1862, this is the longest standard gauge railway in the United Kingdom. The train stops at one of eight stations situated along the way, allowing the travelers to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the countryside and the old railway. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, and bring your camera to photograph the passing farms, green pastures, rolling hills, and the dramatic coastline. Check operating times and skip the lines by booking your tickets online. Work out when and for how long to visit West Somerset Railway and other Minehead attractions using our handy Minehead trip maker app.
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  • We spent a very enjoyable day chugging along on the train , jumping on and off at leisure. Second time for us , there will definitely be other times as well . Congratulations to all the staff , so...  more »
  • I have to say that i really enjoy this place a lot and i would be going back every year. I also think that people will also enjoy it there.  more »
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