Railways of Somerset and the Devon Coast

Rolling country meadows and glistening blue sea go hand in hand to create the holiday of dreams for any heritage rail enthusiasts. Keeping close to the market town of Tiverton, we enjoy scenic journeys on no less than five different railways, providing you with your perfect escape. From Buckfastleigh to Totnes, Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, it’s time to sit back and relax as we travel in style through this beautiful corner of English countryside. We promise to make it one you will never forget!

5 days from £645pp

Single Room Supplement from £150pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager


Make your own way to our hotel, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we board our coach and travel to the picturesque village of Bishops Lydeard to join the West Somerset Railway to Minehead. The route follows over 20 miles of glorious Somerset countryside, with highlights including the distant hills of Exmoor, spectacular views along the Devon coastline, and Quantock Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

From here, we travel to the pretty, historic village of Dunster, which is filled with many listed buildings. Dunster Castle is set on the hills and offers dramatic views over the village.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dunster
  • West Somerset Railway

Today, our coach takes us to Woody Bay Station, where we board the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway for a 2-mile round trip through stunning North Devon countryside before our coach takes us to the nearby town of Lynton. From here, we take the Victorian Funicular Cliff Railway, a unique water-powered lift which offers spectacular views of the North Devon coastline as you glide the 862-foot track to the town of Lynmouth. Explore each town's wealth of quaint curio, pottery and souvenir shops, and be sure to visit the local history museum.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lynton
  • Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
  • Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

This morning, we join the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh and embark on the 7-mile journey which follows a picturesque route alongside the River Dart to Totnes. On arrival, we board the boat cruise service and follow the valley full of natural beauty to Dartmouth. This beautiful fishing port is filled with narrow streets, sweeping steps and medieval buildings. After free time, we join the foot ferry to Kingswear and then board the Dartmouth Steam Railway to Paignton, running 7 miles along the spectacular Torbay coast and through the wooded slopes.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • River Boat Cruise
  • South Devon Railway
  • Dartmouth

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home or even take the opportunity to explore Tiverton.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £150.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights at the Tiverton Hotel, Lounge & Venue.

Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue

Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue

Set in two and a half acres of mature gardens on the edge of the delightful market town of Tiverton, the Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue is ideally located being just 7 miles from Tiverton train station and with public transport links close by. The hotel’s Gallery Restaurant serves a full English breakfast with locally sourced produce. Drinks can be enjoyed in the hotel’s comfortable bar. There is complimentary parking on site with electric car charge point, and hotel guests have complimentary use of the pool and gym at the nearby Exe Valley Leisure Centre in Tiverton.

Location: Blundells Road, Tiverton, EX16 4DB

Hotel Facilities

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  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Wifi
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £150

Our customer service reviews

Rated 4.4 / 5

Based on 4985 reviews

34 minutes ago

Found the Front of House Manager Vicky (if she was) very rude and confrontational. Deeply disappointed that the lift was out of order and having to climb 4/5 flights of stairs to reach my room. Being almost 83 and having walking difficulties I had to make sure I had everything each morning to avoid going up the stairs unnecessarily.


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50 minutes ago

driver (Chris) was excellent, above and beyond helpful.

Roz Sharman

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1 hour ago

Had really nice time, met some lovely people and well looked after the Shearing's staff. Trips were both enjoyable and very informative, Would definitely recommend and will be booking again. An all round good value for money holiday.

Mr R Singh

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