A treat of a way to get to Cleeve Abbey is on the beautiful West Somerset Steam Railway, which stops at Washford station, half a mile away from the abbey. The nearest mainline station is Taunton, almost fifteen miles away, with connections across the country to London, Leeds, Dundee, Plymouth, Exeter, Glasgow and Manchester Piccadilly.

The number 28 bus from Taunton station goes directly to the abbey and takes around one hour.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations can only be sold between the following times: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00 and Sun 10:00 - 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces193
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£217.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces82
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platforms 1 and 5
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

access to all platforms via lift except for plts 3 and 4 where staff may need to provide assistance

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

About Cleeve Abbey

Somerset retreat still stands as it did all those centuries ago.

The large monastic dormitory is one of the most stunning examples left in the country, still with the monk’s window seat the perfect spot to look out across the Somerset countryside or up to the ornate tiles of the abbey’s 17th-century roof. Also still intact in various places around the grounds are floors of heraldic tiles that are even older, dating back to the 13th century, making the pavement tiles the most important to survive in Europe.

The vaulted refectory roof, made of majestic carved oak and intricately carved bosses, must not be missed, and nor should the great hall’s carved angels that adorn the beams from one end to another.

Head for the immaculate ancient cloister, enclosed on all four sides. It’s impossible not to breathe in the calm as you wander in the footsteps of monks from hundreds of years before. Be sure to pay a visit to the arched recess in the wall which once marked the abbot’s seat for daily reading.

Departures and arrivals from Taunton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Taunton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway20:504On time
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway20:522Late
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway21:012Late
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:074On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:155On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway20:494On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway20:512Late
from Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway20:584On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:002Late
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:003On time

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.