West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway, Minehead, TA24 5BG

West Somerset Railway


West Somerset Railway, Somerset is the longest Heritage line in the United Kingdom. 

The line is situated in Somerset,  four miles outside the County town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at Minehead. The line meanders through the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty and along the Bristol Channel Coast. We have 10 stations along the line each having something different to offer. There are various historic sites that may be of interest to visitors to the area, for example Crowcombe Heathfield station was the location for the filming of the Beatles’ “A Hard Days Night” and scenes from “The Land Girls” were also shot here. The historic town of Watchet dates back to Saxon times, and boasts narrow streets, local shops, museums and lots of places to eat and drink.

Washford is a great place to alight, just a short walk from the station we have Cleeve Abbey and the Torre Cider Farm, which are both well worth a visit. Fancy something a little different? Then why not visit Dunster Castle which is nestled in the medieval village of Dunster. Dunster also has a working Watermill, the Old Yarn Market building and the Dolls Museum or continue on to Minehead home of our final station. Minehead is situated at the foot of North Hill where the beach is literally right across the road, with cafes, shops and plenty of arcades along the seafront, making this a go to location.  

For details on the full programme of events and experiences please click here EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

For full timetable and information on prices please click here Timetable and Prices

For accessibility, wheelchair and disabled access information, please check the website directly. 


  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings Group Bookings
  • Toilets Toilets

Contact Details

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Warren Road, Minehead, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA24 5BG

Please refer to timetable on website.

Please see website for details.

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