We have recently collaborated with myhotelbreak and we asked them why their guests enjoy visiting West Somerset Railway. You can read the article below:
It’s hard to find stand out attractions that live long in the memory that don’t just offer a fun day out but offer a real unique family experience. We highly recommend enjoying what’s on offer at the West Somerset Railway.
Let’s find out more
For a truly fantastic day out, the West Somerset Railway ticks all the boxes. The railway is a nostalgic experience that is a branch line of the old Great Western Railway. There’s a lot on offer here such as the chance to take a ride through the scenic countryside or take time out and study the history of the railway and its industrial heritage.
You’ll be taken on a journey by the historic steam locomotives around the ten unique stations that span a twenty mile journey along the surrounding countryside.
Immerse yourself in the nearby surroundings as you get to gaze into the quaint and relaxing Quantock hills and further afield to Exmoor. Discover the farms nestled in quiet and leafy lanes, the unspoilt villages and the coast of the Bristol Channel and the views of the far away South Wales. The likes of Dunster’s Castle, Church Towers and Minehead’s seaside charm are all awaiting you.
What stations do we visit?
Please find out more about these historic stations by clicking above.
The History & Locomotives
There is a lot of history about the station from its early beginnings and how it is today. Click here to find out more.
Find out more on the Steam Locomotives of the West Somerset Railway. Note: all may not be running at the same time due to being serviced in the work shop.
There are bathrooms on each train as well as disabled access for certain stations. There is accessibility for wheelchair users too. Dogs are also welcome for a sub charge of £2.00 per dog.
Another great perk of the West Somerset Railway is the variety of light refreshments and a buffet service is available on most services.
When visiting Somerset this is a real day out for all the family. It gives you the opportunity to learn about the railway from its humble beginnings. For something different this attraction should be added to your itinerary.