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Bure Valley Railway

Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
+44 1263 733858
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Aylsham
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Bure Valley Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway operating between the market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, Capital of the Norfolk Broads a... more » Owner description: The Bure Valley Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway operating between the market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, Capital of the Norfolk Broads a distance of nine miles. All coaches are fully enclosed with upholstered seats, heating is provided in the winter months. Combined tickets are available offering a return trip on the railway and a 1 1/2 hour cruise on the Norfolk Broads. An 80 seat cafe is available at Aylsham offering freshly cooked hot food as well as light snacks and drinks. Specially designed coaches are provided to allow wheelchair users and able bodied passengers to travel together. Both Aylsham and Wroxham stations have step free access. Ample free parking for cars and coaches is available at both stations. Children under 5 travel free. In 2014 trains are operating daily between 5th April and 2nd November and also at the following two weekends in November. Santa trains operate from the last weekend in November until Christmas Eve. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Aldbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very good train ride on this narrow gauge steam train. A little expensive I thought at £12.50 but never mind

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Essex, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A relaxing way to travel to Wroxham. Small but comfortable carriages which always you to see lots of the countryside. Combined the train ride with a boat tour at Wroxham.

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Newcastle
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160 reviews 160 reviews
12 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Narrow gauge railway and cycle/footpath: what a perfect use for a closed-down railway line. The railway staff are great - helpful, courteous. Recommend this for a visit!

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Lincolnshire
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162 reviews 162 reviews
47 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whilst staying in Norwich, I wanted to visit a transport attraction on a day off. Having previously visited other local attractions, I happened upon the Bure Valley's website, finding it to be a reasonably short drive away from Norwich. The railway is a narrow-gauge line, ie smaller than full size locomotives, but was running a full steam service on the... More

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Norwich
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took out 9 year old grandson on the train/boat ride and we all had a great day. The train ride lasted about 45 minutes though the countryside between Aylsham and Wroxham. We had time to browse around a few shops and have lunch before boarding the boat for a leisurely trip along the Broads for about 90 minutes. We... More

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Washington, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A combined train and boat trip makes for a great day out and this one is very good value. At £19 you couldn't do better. The narrow gauge rail journey takes about 45 minutes to go from Aylsham to Wroxham and although the carriages are fairly small , 4 people can be quite comfortable in them. We had a 2... More

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Been on many steam railways this one is narrow guage small but quiant carriages decent access for disabled. The journey takes 45mins each way cost £58 for 4adults & a child. Theres a little shop selling odds n bobs at the stations also a tearoom that sells nice but small potrioned meals. Good selection of model trains to by ay... More

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Norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My family went on the BVR on Friday (a good day to travel as its not so busy on this day) 22nd August and had a fantastic time. The staff (mostly volunteers) are incredibly helpful and friendly and the trip itself is a good 45mins travelling through lovely countryside. My boys particularly loved going through the tunnel at Aylsham. 10/10... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A good trip and a good price as we got a return on the train and a boat ride for £19. Our dog had a good time on both and knackered her self out with excitement. I would warn that it does get crowded on the return trip towards the end of the day as most people are coming back... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took Family on the railway from Aylsham to Wroxham and back again. this is a small gauge railway which relies on volunteers to keep things going. Found it both interesting and the fact that there was a small steam engine pulling the train helped to make it very enjoyable. it did seem marginally expensive at £50.oo for four adults and... More

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