Railcam & Watchet Visitor Centre partnership to promote harbour town

Railcam are delighted to be partnering Watchet Visitor Centre, in a project that aims to increase our coverage of the delightful West Somerset Railway, whilst also helping to promote the Somerset harbour town to a wider audience.

The project is kindly funded by Watchet Town Council and Somerset Council to support the promotion of the town, with two cameras situated at the Watchet Visitor Centre/Watchet Boat Museum building. The cameras were installed by the Railcam team, who will manage and maintain them moving forward.

Watchet Camera 1

The camera gives us an excellent view of the approaches to Watchet Station which was originally the terminus of Brunel’s broad gauge that opened to Taunton in 1862. You’ll see trains arriving and departing to Minehead with the camera directly above Minehead bound departing locomotives, providing a unique view over the drivers shoulder as crews prepare for the guards whistle.

Watchet Camera 2

The camera gives us an excellent view along the length of Watchet Station. You’ll see trains arriving and departing to Bishops Lydeard with the camera also providing far reaching views out across the Bristol Channel with the island of Steep Holm clearly visible. Watchet Marina, East Quay and the Goivers Lane foot crossing provide the backdrop of this ancient port of a 1000 years. 

The cameras will be available to watch for free, 24/7 via the Railcam website, Youtube channel & the Watchet Visitor Centre website.

Important Links

Watchet Visitor Centre – Website | Facebook | X/Twitter

Watchet Town Council – Website | Facebook

Somerset Council – Website | Facebook | X/Twitter

West Somerset Railway – Website | Facebook | X/Twitter