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East Somerset Railway

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Opening hours

See the timetable for train times.

Contact

Tel. 01749 880 417

Postcode BA4 4QP

Details

Slow the pace of life with a trip at the East Somerset Railway. Nostalgia comes to mind, with thoughts of 'yester-year', guards with flags and whistles, doors closing, the sight and smell of steam in the air, then you are off into a bygone era. During our five mile return journey, you are pulled by lovingly restored steam engines whilst watching the rolling Mendip Hills drift slowly by.

For Steaming Days see the Timetable. The Day Rover ticket allows you to ride more than once while you are there. On your journey from Cranmore you go by the miniature railway, and soon pass the Engine Sheds where they restore their steam engines, diesel engines and carriages. Cranmore West Station is a little way beyond the Engine Shed and on the return trip you can get off here to see the work they do, just ask the Guard, its only a five minute walk back to where you started. As you journey down the line, the train pauses at Merryfield Lane Halt where in sunny weather you can picnic, before plunging into the steep sided cutting, a site of special scientific interest and finally arriving at Mendip Vale Station.

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4QP

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