East Somerset Railway

East Somerset Railway, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4QP

East Somerset Railway


 A characterful railway which runs through the Mendip Hills near Shepton Mallet. The train journey takes approximately 40 minutes over the five mile round trip. The David Shepherd Discovery Centre explains the history of the railway and you can visit the engine shed and workshop and see restoration work in progress. Museum and miniature railway. Shop. Please visit website to see details of dining experiences, railway experiences and information on special events.

Book online in advance to guarantee a seat.


Visitor Information COVID-19

Disabled Access/ Accessibility Information: 

Due to the age of our heritage carriages and their fixed seating we are unable to seat wheelchairs and mobility scooters in the main carriages. We have an adapted carriage for mobility impaired visitors which is accessed via a ramp with seating areas for carers.

Assistance Dogs are allowed to accompany their owner in all areas of the railway including the café and dining carriages (please let us know that an Assistance Dog will be with you when booking for our dining trains).

Dog friendly: 

Dogs are very welcome at the railway and can travel free of charge as long as they don't take up a seat!

We don't allow dogs into the dining carriages or Whistlestop cafe, but we have plenty of outside seating, loads of water bowls and if Rover visits the shop he may get a dog treat.



  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings Group Bookings
  • Shop Shop
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Picnic Area Picnic Area

Contact Details

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA4 4QP

See website for timetable. Book online in advance to guarantee a seat.

See website for details

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