It is because Watchet station was a terminus originally that the station building is at right angles to the track. The former goods shed is now a Boat Museum whilst the Town Museum is at the town end of the Esplanade. The Watchet station support group has refurbished the interior of the station, improved the toilets and mounted some interesting display items in the pagoda shelter on the platform.
Watchet station serves the ancient town of Watchet, which has a history stretching back over 1000 years and it was the desire to link its harbour to the growing national railway network that led to the building of the original West Somerset Railway in 1862.
The town also has small winding streets and small shops with a number of pubs and other places to eat. The harbour is now a thriving Marina and. Watchet’s annual Carnival and Music Festival are increasingly popular with both locals and visitors from further afield.
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