a fantastic day out for all the family of all ages. Not cheap, but what is these days. Plenty of trains, wonderful scenery and plenty of places to eat and drink, well worth a visit
2nd visit to this railway and still well worth the effort. A 90 minute ride through West Somerset with some excellent sea views nearer Minehead. If you have a whole day then you can stop off at the various stations on the way and visit the individual attractions such as the museums. Or you can get on at Bishops Lydeard... 更多
We travelled from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and back on a steam train with 6 coaches, the journey we took outwards was packed, the return was quiet. We bought refreshments on the train which were reasonably priced. Most of the staff were friendly, from the gent at Minehead ticket office to the on train staff and station staff at Bishops... 更多
The staff were very friendly and informative. When two of them knew we were travelling on the railway they told us of walks we could do from station to station, thus giving us a good day of contrasts. The area is very beautiful and we saw lots of primroses from the train. The railway has a good working collection of... 更多
Mid week in May doesn't sound a busy time, but the train from Bishop's Lydeard was well attended by travellers of all ages. A super day out. First, if you are driving to 'BL', add time to get there before your chosen departure as traffic in Taunton can be cruel. Roads between the motorway and the WSR cannot cope. But,... 更多
We were lucky enough to be around on a week when the steam trains were running but I'm sure it would be good with the old diesels.An entirely voluntary enterprise everything is immaculate and the country side that the train runs through is beautiful. The stations are kitted out with old enamel adverts and porters trolleys complete with cases. Not... 更多
Just spent a very enjoyable day out on this railway, doing the return trip from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back. It takes about 80 minutes to travel the 20 miles in each direction, stopping at 9 stations on the way. With speeds averaging 20-25 miles per hour there is a chance to enjoy the countryside. Take a tip and... 更多
We bought a day rover ticket that allowed us to hop on and off the train. We boarded at Williton and first travelled to Minehead where we had time for lunch before travelling back on the full lenght of the line to Bishops Lideard. A half hour wait here allowed us to wander around the museum before we returned to... 更多
We recently visited and had an enjoyable journey however the trip was let down by our own lack of planning. We had planned to just ride down the line and back but on the day realised there was just under a 2 hour wait for the train back, so had to make a quick decision on where to stop. However... 更多
I had never been on steam train until my visit. The staff (who are all volunteers) were amazing, friendly, courteous, helpful & if they didn't know something they asked colleagues till they got an answer. They allowed my son on the Engine with his school teddy (which all the kids take turns to take home) and have photos done. Brilliant.... 更多
So many heritage railways have relatively short lengths of track so that the experience is a short lived one. Not the case here, an hour and a quarter each way with stunning views and beautifully restored carriages. The stations are also well looked after and the whole experience is like stepping back in time.
It's nice to be on a train that isn't crowded! (Sadly I commute on over-crowded London trains!) I found it very relaxing and the scenery was beautiful. The volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. They let people have their photo taken inside the coal pit area when the train was stationery in Minehead. I would love to do it again.
We called in at Minehead to see the WSR, and as many times previously I hoped to view the trains from the platform and have a ride. Unfortunatley WSR had no trains running that day so we decided to just have a look down the platform and view the new turntable. As we walked down and others passed us walking... 更多