West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station
Tel: (+44) 01643 704 996
Postcode for Sat Nav: TA24 6PJ
Dunster Station has a booking office and sells the full range of West Somerset Railway fares. Light refreshments are available. Railway lamps and items of second-hand model railway equipment are on sale. The station has toilets, but there are no disabled facilities. There is a small car park for railway passengers.
The medieval village of Dunster, with its spectacular castle, is about a mile from the station. Allow at least twenty minutes for the walk, the latter part of which is uphill. It is a shorter walk to Dunster Beach.
Information about the castle and other attractions is available on the What to See and Do Guide.
About Dunster Station
A fine example of a small country station, Dunster station is listed Grade II, as is the former goods shed opposite the platform. The station building may well look familiar to those with a model railway as for many years Hornby produced a 4mm scale model of it - a beautifully restored example is displayed in the station. The goods yard is now home to the West Somerset Railway’s Permanent Way department and there you may see supplies of track materials and equipment for maintaining the track, bridges, stations and buildings on the railway. Between the wars the parkland below Dunster Castle included a polo ground and the ponies arrived by train and the horse-boxes were unloaded in the goods yard. Close by is the site of the medieval port of Dunster, long since silted up