The scenic railway from Bristol to Weymouth


This historic market town is a compact architectural gem spanning six centuries, with narrow alleyways or ‘Bartons’ linking the town with the River Brue. Lovely historic features include the medieval Packhorse Bridge, the beautiful St Mary’s Church, Sexey’s Hospital and the Dovecote, and there is an excellent small museum. Together with a great selection of places to eat, good independent shops for unusual gifts, antiques and vintage collectibles, plus a thriving arts culture, Bruton is one of the treasures of our line and a uniquely rewarding destination for a day out.

Hauser & Wirth is a pioneering world class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre in a beautiful setting about 15 minutes’ walk from the station,  The Mill on the Brue Activity Centre runs exciting outdoor activities for groups of all kinds, and Gants Mill has been voted one of the top 50 places for weddings in the UK.

Bruton’s uniquely creative and dynamic community are keen to share the benefits of their lovely town, and produce some superb “insiders’ guides”. The Bruton Town website is a definitive (beautifully designed and illustrated) guide to the best of the town, and the Chamber of Commerce have created a brand new “Step into Bruton” guide with a great map showing the walking route from the station and a fascinating tour of the town’s history. The Friends of Bruton Railway Station run an excellent website with practical insiders’ travel tips for using public transport and getting around the area.


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