EASTER IS THE PERFECT WEEKEND TO ENJOY A TRIP ON THE WEST SOMERSET STEAM RAILWAY- THE LINE IS OPEN FROM BISHOPS LYDEARD TO MINEHEAD. Read on for more information
There is a special Easter trail all holidays on The West Somerset Steam Railway.
This steam railway line runs 22 miles through some of West Somerset's most stunning scenery- through fields, woodlands, coastline and through pretty towns and villages. There are 10 stations and it is a wonderful day out.
Join West Somerset Railway for some Easter fun from 6th - 22nd April. Brunel needs your help! The Easter Bunny has hidden 5 letters at 5 of our stations. Can you find the letters and work out what the word is? When you have comllected all the letters and you guess the word, show your answer to the staff in Watchet Station building or Bishops Lydeard shop to receive a small prize.
The Railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves.
The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful.
The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and Minehead's seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.
There are toilets on each train. Disabled persons accessible toilets are available at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber Watchet and Minehead stations.
We can carry passengers in wheelchairs in our trains. Please see our accessibility page for more information.
Dogs are welcome on our service trains and are charged £2.00 per dog.
There is a buffet car on most of our trains selling a variety of light refreshments a large number of which are locally produced. Please see the catering page for more information about our catering services.