Nostalgic West Somerset Railway Tours

West Somerset RailwayThe West Somerset Railway is a single track 22.75 mile long heritage railway line, operating services using both steam and diesel trains. It originally opened in 1862 between Taunton and Watchet which was then extended from Watchet to Minehead by the Minehead Railway. In the first half of the 20th century, improvements were needed due to the significant growth in the number of tourists who wanted to travel the Somerset coast. In 1971 it was closed by British Rail but then was re-opened in 1976 as a heritage line and remains open today as the longest standard gauge heritage railway in the UK.

West Somerset Railway3The railway offers great nostalgic rides through the beautiful countryside, exploring gently rolling Quantock hills, distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms, cliffs and the coast of the British Channel, views of distant South Wales, Church Towers, Dunster’s Castle and Minehead’s seaside charm.

Discover the old Great Western Railway, enjoying the lovely views from the comfort of your seat, with great customer service and value for money, journeying through some of the West Coast’s most famous sights.

If you would like to go back in time through stunning countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage, then take a look at the holidays we have to offer. We have a selection of different operators which feature the West Somerset Railway; Shearings, Radley Holidays, Applebys Coach Holidays, Eagre and Skills Holidays, ranging from 4 days to 8 days, departing from May to September, listed below:

Shearings

Bay Inclusive Break – Ilfracombe and West Somerset Railway – 8 Days – Prices from £450

Bay Inclusive Break – West Somerset Railway – 8 Days – Prices from £460

Bay Inclusive Break – West Somerset Railway – 8 Days – Prices from £441

Bay Inclusive Break – West Somerset Railway – 8 DaysPrices from £441

Radley Holidays

Cheddar and The West Somerset Railway – 4 Days – Prices from £275

West Somerset Railway2Applebys Coach Holidays

Cheddar and The West Somerset Railway – 4 Days – Prices from £275

Eagre

Minehead and West Somerset Railway – 5 Days – Prices from £219

Minehead and West Somerset Railway – 8 Days – Prices from £379

Skills Holidays

West Somerset Railway – 5 Days – Prices from 309

If you would like to find out more or to look at any other rail holidays, please visit our website on www.coachholidays.com or call our friendly reservations team on 0845 330 3747.

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