Getting to the East Somerset Railway

The East Somerset Railway is located in the village of Cranmore.
Just off the A361
3 miles from Shepton Mallet
6 miles from Frome
Postcode BA4 4QP.

By Car

There are ESR signs and brown road signs for visitors approaching from the east and west off the A361 between Shepton Mallet and Frome. There are no signs from Waterlip. Please go through the village, beyond is a straight piece of road with houses on your left and a playing field on your right, when you reach the crossroads go straight across, this takes you to the village of Cranmore and stay on this road until you see the ESR main entrance on your right.

Directions to the railway can be found on one of the popular mapping services - Google Maps or AA Route Planner Our postcode (BA4 4QP) can be used on these sites, or on Satellite Navigation equipment.

By Train

The nearest mainline railway stations are Frome and Castle Cary, both around 9 miles from Cranmore. They are served by First Great Western between Bristol and Weymouth and Castle Cary is also served from London and Exeter. A journey planner with fare information can be found on the National Rail website.

By Bus

Due to a cut in bus services, Cranmore village is only served Monday - Friday by bus No.161 between Frome and Shepton Mallet and stops a few minutes walk away from the railway.

National Express Coaches run regular coach services from major UK cities to Wells, Shepton Mallet and Frome. A journey planner can be found on their website.

Traveline can be used for planning public transport routes to the railway.


Middleton House B&B (Shepton Mallet)
Tel: 01749 343720 or

Country Comfort B&B (Pilton)
Tel: 01749 342751 or

Premier Inn (Frome or Wells)
Tel: 0871 5278404 or

Cannard Grave Farmhouse (Shepton Mallet)
Tel: 01749 347091 or

Longbridge House (Shepton Mallet)
Tel: 01749 572311 or

Thatched Cottage Inn (Shepton Mallet)
Tel: 01749 342058 or

Knapps Farm (Waterlip)
Tel: 01749 880022 or

Batcombe Vale Caravan & Campsite
Tel: 01749 372373 or

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Cranmore Railway Station
Shepton Mallet,
Somerset BA4 4QP


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