09:00 Depart the Hotel for Bishops Liddiard and the West Somerset Railway.
10:00 Depart Bishops Liddiard for Minehead aboard a steam train to the seaside.
Having arrived in Minehead, participants are free to explore the town and
maybe enjoy some fish and chips. For railway buffs, a guided tour of the
locomotive and carriage works in Minehead has been requested. The railway to Minehead was promoted by local business and land owning interests in 1856. Its route was engineered by James Burke, an assistant to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and was originally built to the 7’ broad gauge. Reaching Minehead in 1874, it was converted to the national 4’ -81/2” gauge in 1882 and was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in 1890.
15:00 Return to the railway station and board the 15:15 train back to Bishops Liddiard
arriving there at 16:30.
16:40 Rejoin coach for the drive back to the Hotel.
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