East Somerset Railway, Cranmore

Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside.  The train journey is approximately 40 minutes over our 5 mile round trip.  Ride as many times as you like on your visit!

We are one of the few steam railways where you can visit our engine shed and workshop, as well as enjoying our small museum, signal box, miniature railway (NB: signal box and miniature railway only open on select days), shop and café serving delicious homemade meals each day we are in steam.

Did You Know?

At Cranmore station sits a rare combined post box and telephone box (K4 model) of which only 50 were built.  It came from Bristol City Centre and was bought from the GPO for just £10.  The post box is still in operation today, so feel free to post your ‘Wish you were here’ postcards.


Cranmore Station
Shepton Mallet


01749 880417




Free admission

Fares for train rides apply, your train ticket allows you to ride more than once if you wish

Opening Times

Open March to October

Open days depend upon train timetable, please visit our website for up-to-date details.


  • Activity trails
  • Cafe
  • On-site parking
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Full disabled access
  • Handrails
  • Level access/ramps
  • Wheelchair on site


The Railway offers special school days for schools from May onwards on a WWII or transport theme. Please visit our website at www.eastsomersetrailway.com for more information.


The Railway can assist researchers with enquiries about the railway. Please contact the Railway for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Railway can host film crews and filming, events, meetings, weddings and group visits, either on the train, in the Whistlestop Cafe. To enquire about using the Railway for your event please contact the Railway for more information.


  • Industrial
  • Railway
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Edwardian
  • Victorian