Trains to Minehead

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Minehead is a coastal town in Somerset, located on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, 21 miles (34 km) north‐west of the county town of Taunton, 12 miles (19 km) from Devon. Minehead is situated at the foot of North Hill where the beach is literally right across the road, buzzing cafes, shops and plenty of arcades along the seafront attracts hundreds of people to this area. The town is served by the homonymous railway station which was first opened in 1874, it is now the terminus and headquarters of the West Somerset Railway, the longest Heritage railway line in the UK. Trains run between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard during weekends and special dates from March to October. An occasional charter services, either steam or diesel hauled, runs through the area. The West Somerset Railway offers special train ticket deals on selected dates from and to Minehead combining Cream Tea or Cheese and cider specials. Special train ticket offers include trips that include visits to Hestercombe Gardens and Dunster Castle. West Somerset Railway organizes Steam Galas in the spring and autumn, as well as a Diesel Gala. It organizes special events during the Christmas period such as a Santa service running out of Minehead and Bishops Lydeard from the end of November until Christmas Eve, with Sherry and Mince pie specials for passengers to enjoy.  Book special West Somerset train tickets and special deal tickets to Minehead and experience a train trip on the Heritage railway.

In addition to the West Somerset Railway, visitors often travel to Minehead to experience   Butlin’s Minehead Resort, as well as Blenheim Gardens, which is Minehead’s largest park. The town offers a range of activities including sailing, windsurfing and golf. One popular ancient local tradition involves Hobby Horse, that is celebrated along the town’s street in May each year accompanying horse parade with music. Additional tourist attractions include Dunster Castle, which a country house with over 1,000 years of history surrounded by a wooded hillside. Nature lovers hike along the South West Coast Path, 630 miles of National train that runs along the coastal footpath of Minehead. Exmoor offers a valley of moors, woods and farmlands offering hiking and sightseeing opportunities. Blenheim Gardens offer 6 acres of green space and gardens ideal for family fun day outs and picnics. The grounds are equipped with a bandstand, café, shelters and offer an 18‐hole putting course. Book train tickets to Minehead today and come an enjoy all that this Somerset town has to offer!