Dunster Castle Express

Steam train with Dunster Castle head board © Apex

Steam train with Dunster Castle head board

Full steam ahead to 1,000 years of history

Take a steam train ride to 1,000 years of history at Dunster Castle and arrive in style on the West Somerset Railway.

How better to visit magnificent Dunster Castle than by a leisurely ride through the beautiful West Somerset countryside, hauled by a vintage steam engine?

Every Wednesday and Saturday from April to the start of November the Dunster Castle Express will leave Bishops
Lydeard station at 10.25am. Alighting at Dunster station the special coach connection will take you to
Dunster Castle and return you back in time for your return train arriving at Bishops Lydeard at 5.19pm.

Your ticket includes the return train journey to and from Dunster station, with the special coach transfer from
Dunster station to Dunster Castle and full admission into Dunster Castle and Gardens.

Members' prices

Take a leisurely ride through beautiful countryside to Dunster Castle

National Trust members reduced prices:

  • Bishops Lydeard: Adult £18, child £12
  • Crowcombe & Stogumber: Adult £17, child £11.50
  • Williton, Doniford, Watchet & Washford: Adult £14, child £9.50
  • Blue Anchor: Adult £10.50, child £8

Standard prices

Visit magnificent Dunster Castle by vintage steam train

  • Bishops Lydeard: Adult £25, child £15.50
  • Crowcombe & Stogumber: Adult £24, child £15
  • Williton, Doniford, Watchet & Washford: Adult £21, child £12.50
  • Blue Anchor: Adult £17.50, child £11

How to book

Tickets can be bought on the day, but booking in advance is recommended.

Book your tickets online on the West Somerset Railway website or call 01643 704996.

Dunster Castle picnic available to book via the West Somerset Railway © Seamus Rogers

Dunster Castle picnic available to book via the West Somerset Railway

Picnic at the Castle

To complete your experience, why not order a delicious picnic that will be ready and waiting for you at the Castle when you arrive. There are five menus to choose from, including vegetarian and gluten-free options; prices start
from £16 for two people.

Picnics need to be ordered online at least seven days before your outing.

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