We started our train journey at the village of Bishops Lydeard. Bording the diesel train we headed though the Somerset countryside with constantly changing views. We moved through the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills, through farmland and then onto the coastline. One side of the track you can view Exmoor National Park and the other you can look across the Bristol, Channel and see the islands and the coast of South Wales. It was a beautiful journey which we all enjoyed. Our ticket offered us to depart and retrun on the train journey at any of the 10 stations
along the line. Looking through the leaflet we chose two. Dunster and Minehead.
Stepping off the train it was like stepping back in time. Heading from the station we wandered up the the medieval village. Firstly finding the cobbled streets.
Ther has been a castel here since Norman times meaning it really has seen its fair share of treachery, bloodshed and often death, not least during a massive besiegement during the Civil War. The 13th Century gatehouse is the oldest part that still survives.
Part of the castle tour offers a spooky experience. Dunster Castle is said to be one of the most haunted places in Somerset.
King Charles Room - in this room there is a secret passageway. In Medieval times this was used by people trying to hide from the enemies. It may also once have led out of the castle as an escape route when the castle was under attack.
Take a look at the photo above can you see anything ????? if so let me know !
After finishing our trip around the castle we headed back to the station and bored the steam train to Minehead. This is the home of the famous Butlins Holiday park. Its a busy seaside town great for a day out. Completley knackerd from our journey we headed back down the line towards the start point of our journey. Along the way I along with Aaron was reading the book I had bought about the ghosts of somerset. We came across one about the railway line we were riding on which is another story !!! Hope you have enjoyed this blog ?