West Somerset Railway is a true county branch line of Brunel’s old Great Western Railway, and with 20 miles of scenic countryside linked by 10 unique stations, it’s the longest stretch of heritage rail in the country. The line runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead calling at Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber, Williton, Doniford, Watchet, Washford, Blue Anchor, Dunster and Minehead.
The Railway carries over 200,000 passengers a year making it one of the largest attractions in South West England. There are approximately 50 paid staff and around 900 volunteers, who are key to the running of the railway. Trains run daily from early April to early October and on selected dates throughout the rest of the year.
Please check the time table at West Somerset Railway Timetables
2023 Day ticket – £30 adult, £15 child: under 5’s free
2023 Watchet to Minehead return tickets – £20 adult, £10 child: under 5’s free
2023 Blue Anchor to Watchet return tickets – £10 adult, £5 child: under 5’s free (Why not park for free in Blue Anchor and ride the train into Watchet for the day?)
Did you know?
The building that houses the Boat Museum was most likely designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to serve as a goods shed for the railway. The shed was at the terminus of the railway line for twelve years before the line was extended to Minehead. The Boat Museum building is one of two identical buildings found along the WSR line.