The Dunster Castle Express

Dunster Castle Express steams passed the medieval castle

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

Full steam ahead to 1,000 years of history

Step on board the Dunster Castle Express and arrive in style at Dunster Station. Boarding at Bishops Lydeard the steam engine takes in coastal views as it makes its way to Dunster Station. A special coach connection will take you from the station to Dunster Castle and return you back in time for your departing train.

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.

To find out more and to book your tickets online on the West Somerset Railway or call 01643 704996.

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. 

OPTION 1 - SERVES 2 PEOPLE:
  • 2 rounds of sandwiches: Ham salad on brown & Cheese, red onion and balsamic vinegar chutney on white
  • 1 large pork pie
  • 2 packets of salted crisps
  • 2 pieces of fruit
  • 2 pieces of homemade cake
  • 2 bottles of Harrogate still water

(Items may be subject to appropriate substitution)

£14.00

OPTION 2 - SERVES 2 PEOPLE:
  • 2 rounds of sandwiches: Chunky egg mayo and watercress on brown & Cheese, red onion and balsamic vinegar chutney on white
  • 2 individual pieces of homemade quiche
  • 2 packets of salted crisps
  • 2 pieces of fruit
  • 2 pieces of homemade cake
  • 2 bottles of Harrogate still water

(Items may be subject to appropriate substitution)

£14.00

OPTION 3 - GLUTEN FREE - SERVES 2 PEOPLE
  • 2 rounds of sandwiches on Gluten-free bread: Ham salad, cheese and red onion balsamic vinegar chutney
  • 2 homemade Frittata
  • 2 packets of salted crisps
  • 2 pieces of fruit
  • 2 pieces of Gluten-free homemade cake
  • 2 bottles of Harrogate still water.

(Items may be subject to appropriate substitution)

£18.00

These picnics are designed for two people and need to be purchased at the same time as a Dunster Castle Express ticket on the West Somerset Railway website