Dunster Castle from Truro

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Journey to Somerset aboard the luxurious Belmond British Pullman train. Course along the longest heritage railway in England and visit magnificent Dunster Castle.

Your adventure begins as you board Belmond British Pullman’s gleaming vintage carriages. Settle into your plush armchair and admire the authentic art deco surroundings. Your liveried steward serves a Bellini cocktail at a table laid with crisp linen and bespoke china. As you sip your drink, relax and admire the changing views of the West Country through your picture windows. A delicious brunch is served as you journey towards the West Somerset Railway, Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway. At Norton Fitzwarren, Belmond British Pullman leaves the mainline and travels through the lush Somerset countryside to Bishops Lydeard, the southern terminus of the West Somerset Railway. Here coaches are waiting to transfer you to the National Trust’s Dunster Castle (approx 30 mins), perched on a hill overlooking Dunster village. You will have free time to explore the house, subtropical gardens, watermill and village before making your way to Dunster Station to join a heritage ‘West Somerset Railway’ steam hauled service which takes you back to reboard the Belmond British Pullman. A glass of chilled champagne greets your arrival as you settle back into your seat. The train then wends its way back along the 22-mile heritage line, rejoining the mainline once again at Norton Fitzwarren. A gastronomic four-course dinner is served, together with our sommelier’s choice of wine. Sit back and admire the picturesque views as the train makes the return journey to Cornwall.


Round-trip travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train

Welcome sparkling Bellini

Fine-dining silver service

Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey

Morning tea and coffee

Visit to National Trust Dunster Castle, including coach transfers, entrance and free time to explore

Champagne reception back on board

Sumptuous four-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys

Half a bottle of wine per person

Coffee, tea and petits fours

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Set on the fringes of Exmoor, this imposing castle dating from at least Norman times became a lavish country home for the Luttrell family during the 19th century. Today you can still admire the impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower, as well as spectacular views towards the Bristol Channel and Quantock Hills. Inside treasures range from rare leather tapestries depicting Antony and Cleopatra to an intricately carved Grand Staircase. The stunning grounds include a restored 18th-century watermill, glorious Mediterranean-style gardens and the National Plant Collection of strawberry trees.