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A Trip Back In Time Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip Countryside. The return journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is a 5 mile round trip. You pay once and you...more
Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
+44 1749 880417
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Reviewed today

East Cranmore Station is a very well presented railway museum located in the Somerset countryside between Shepton Mallet and Frome. The large car park is free with a well kept picnic area between it and the café with toilets. The platform, ticket office and shop...More

Thank robert20171944
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hop on a lovingly restored steam train and take a short ride through the countryside. They have a cafe onsite and you can have a look around the maintenance shed. Only a few miles from Frome, Shepton Mallet. Easy parking. Around 2 hours felt enough...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff both cafe and on line! Had a day rover and had three trips on the train. Good fun and although short journey it was fun and very interesting. Would definitely go again and appreciate the work done by the volunteer staff.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small heritage railway offers a round trip of about 5 miles on a steam-hauled train. There is a model railway shop and a souvenir shop as well as a cafe. The highlight of the day was a visit to the engine shed which houses...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had high hopes for an afternoon ride on a steam train, these were dashed as we got to the end of the line just 7 minutes after leaving the station at Cranmore. If we'd have known the line was so short we probably wouldn't...More

Thank Michaela L
Reviewed 31 August 2018

As always, I open with the warning that I review and mark the experience against my expectations. Having previously lived just a couple of miles from Cranmore and being aware of the limitations of this small enterprise, my expectations were low. Sadly it didn't even...More

Thank Del H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I visited August Bank Holiday Monday where, as many museums, it turned itself over to wartime memories etc, which gave the line an added interest on that day, in fact over the weekend. However, despite the information on the website, there were no wartime vehicles...More

Thank onesometraveller
Reviewed 27 August 2018

East Somerset Railway was a location that we never heard of until this week. Travelling from London towards Cheddar Gorge, we had seen signs for this place and made our way to check it out. Arriving on the Saturday, we had seen it to be...More

Thank Mark_Banks25
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I suppose you ask for trouble when you say you are friendly and it seems a shame some visitors have not been impressed. For me it was charming and extremely friendly with a great chat in the signal box with a terrific chap. Foul weather...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We have mixed feelings about the East Somerset Railway. The big plus point was that the locomotive pulling the train was an ex British Railways loco (46447), rather than a former industrial loco that spent its working life in a steelworks or colliery, that a...More

Thank Steveanne-2
Susie J, Front Office Manager at East Somerset Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello Steveanne-2 Thank you for your review, and sorry we didn't meet your expectations. I am not sure what day you visited, if you email us at info@eastsomersetrailway.com to provide more information then I can certainly investigate and pass on your comments to the staff.

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8 September 2018|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
We went on the 'Tea Train' that runs on selected mid week days. Cranmore Station start and finish, a very enjoyable but a short ride at slow pace.
Elaine F
29 December 2015|
Response from Susie J | Property representative |
Hello There I am so sorry for the very late response, I obviously missed it when you first posted it. The line is 2.5 miles long and the return journey takes approximately 40 minutes. It starts at Cranmore and goes to... More