the station ... on the longest Heritage Railway in England ... for one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in England ... bliss!

Seasonal Events

Winter Steam Festival

This year's Winter Steam Festival will be held on the 29th and 30th December and will see a quartet of steam locomotives heading the trains .

You will be travelling in steam heated carriages during the Festival, all dating from the 1950's and a licensed Buffet will be in operation on most of the trains

One and Two Day Rover Tickets can be purchased online directly from the WSR by clicking on the link below, or purchased on the day

Spring Steam Gala

The Spring Steam Gala has become one of the favourite events of the year, drawing several thousand visitors each year.

In 2017 the Gala will be held over four days - 27, 28, 29 and 30 April

Day Rover Tickets can be purchased online directly from the WSR by clicking on the link below, or purchased on the day

Days Out with Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, who are waiting to meet you at West Somerset Railway on 9, 10 and 11 June 2017

  • Experience a ride on a real steam engine
  • Shake hands with The Fat Controller
  • Take part in Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station

Dunster by Candlelight

On Friday 2nd December and Saturday 3rd December enjoy a ride to this magical event on a heritage steam train. Travel in style with the West Somerset Railway and avoid all the stress of trying to park. Free courtesy bus transfer from Minehead Station to Dunster and back.

Tickets can be purchased online directly from the WSR by clicking on the link below

Village Event - The Dunster Show

DUNSTER SHOW provides a unique opportunity to see the best of Somerset farming and livestock. It also has some of the best entertainment in West Somerset and is a fun filled day out for all the family.

Dunster Show is the premier Agricultural Show in West Somerset and one of the major one day shows of the West of England.

Dunster Show takes place annually on the third Friday in August at Dunster Castle Lawns adjacent to the A39 near MINEHEAD. A beautiful setting with Dunster Castle perched on a hill behind providing a dramatic backdrop.

Showing of livestock is a major part of the show with classes for HORSES CATTLE and SHEEP. Entertainment is laid on all day with Bands, Demonstrations, Crafts and Trade Stands, providing something for all the family.

The Show takes place on the Dunster Castle Lawns - only a short walk from the station.