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Cover of a Great Western
Railway brochure advertising
'Camp-Coach' holidays.

 

 

Thank you for looking at our website!

As youíll be very aware the 2021 season was disrupted by the Coronavirus. Itís been great to be able to welcome so many visitors to the carriage after restrictions were lifted. Letís hope that the 2022 season will be very much free-er and easier for everyone. 2022 dates are now available so do please click on the link to view.`

For details of train timetables and other events on the West Somerset Railway, please go to their website -

www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

As well as the W.S.R. there are lots of other things to do and places to see. Go to our 'Things to do' page to see a few of the local attractions.

Further, we are now able to take provisional bookings for 2022 (Availability here) and we look forward to welcoming you then.

Do please email if you would like to make an enquiry about this year or next.

info@britishrailholidays.co.uk
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SELF-CATERING CAMPING COACH
ON THE WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

Enjoy THE traditional authentic railway holiday
 in a 100 year old carriage restored to modern standards alongside the steam-operated West Somerset Railway right by the beach.

Fun for all the family !

Recreate the carefree holidays of the 1950s.....but this time in comfort!!
ďA Coastal Camping Coach holiday is perfect for all ages. Enjoy a seaside holiday with steam trains puffing by and relive the carefree, car free days of travelling on a branch line railway to reach your holiday destination.ď
 

 


WELCOME to the newly restored holiday Camping Coach
at Blue Anchor, Somerset!

 



 

Situated alongside Blue Anchor station on the West Somerset Railway, this ex-Great Western Railway carriage harks back to the days of GWR and early British Rail camping coaches of the middle of the last century.

The carriage has been restored from dereliction over the period 2016-18.

←―ó    The carriage is the middle one of the three


This camping coach is the ideal base to discover all the sights of West Somerset and Exmoor including Dunster Castle, Porlock , Minehead, Butlins, Doniford fossil beach, Lynton/ Lynmouth and all the sights reached by the ten stations of the West Somerset Railway.

 
 

The new living room

7822 - Foxcote Manor passes the restored carriage

Being adjacent to the preserved railway you will be able to watch the restored steam locos chuffing past, harking back to the care-free days of the middle of the  last century. Camping coaches then provided simple, easily reached holiday homes in wonderful locations.

Today's camping coach is still in a wonderful location - but with a level of comfort not found in British Railways ownership.

How about working on the footplate of a
steam locomotive?

The West Somerset Railway is offering Steam Engineman courses
over the summer.
See the
WSR website for all the details!
 

The newly painted, rich 'Chocolate and Cream' colours of 'God's Wonderful Railway' will greet you for your memorable holiday at Blue Anchor, with the
Coastal Camping Coach Company