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“Brilliant day”

West Somerset Railway
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail travel.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Bought my fiancee and teenage daughter to the steam railway and used our Rovers to their fullest extent. Loved wandering around Williton and Washford stations including the Washford museums (shame the adjacent pub appears to have gone out of business). Great day on the trains and all staff really helpful and friendly. Trains were very busy on the day.

Thank Adamss1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth a trip fun day out for all the family.
We only went one stop (Dunster) but a nice experience to see tgem setting things up and to sit in the old style carriage think we have gone backwards with the way modern trains cram everyone in.
Would also say Dunster / Dunster castle is well worth a visit if your using this as a sight seeing day.

Thank RLDRLD
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went to the West Somerset Gala which although not great weather was a superb event. Everything possible was done to give the visitors as much fun as possible and the volunteers were excellent. Several visiting locomotives were seen in a GWR themed event Double headed 'Hall' class, Pannier tanks and Auto trailers were seen in all their glory and very evocative thoughts of past years. All the stations have been preserved in GWR fashion and most have small museums or exhibitions to enjoy. A steam bus was provided at Dunster from the station to the village a real surprise and so unusual. Lots of things to buy on Minehead station such a variety.
If your in the area a must see attraction and enjoy lunch on the train if you have chance.

Thank volklf1
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Decided to have fun on the trains, had a magical time. Jumping off and visiting villages on route had a nice time staff all nice and knowledgeable, all volunteers excellent

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Always a pleasure to visit this railway especially during a gala. Visit on a Thursday or Friday however and you can be forgiven for feeling short changed as many gala 'extras' shed visits etc. are only available on the Saturday and Sunday. The other problem is lack of an online loco roster that enables planning to get the best out of your visit, I think they were available to purchase on the day, a bit late then, it should all be included with the gala priced ticket. At least the diesel shed was open, and the day was very enjoyable.

Thank rebecca s
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