East Somerset Railway

East Somerset Railway

Chug along in an old steam train

Take a relaxing journey on an old steam train with the East Somerset Railway, based in Cranmore. The majestic steam engine has been in existence for over 200 years. Seeing the restored trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your visit. Sit back and watch the rolling Mendip Hills drift slowly by on the five mile return journey. Why not enjoy a three course meal on the Mendip Belle dining train, or indulge in an afternoon cream tea in the summer? The Whistlestop restaurant is open when in full steam with home-cooked food made from local produce. You can even learn to drive a steam engine on the Footplate Experience course. And look out for special events including Days out with Thomas which the children will love!