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Bure Valley Railway

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Address: Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1263 733858
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Description: The Bure Valley Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway operating between...
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.
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On a recent holiday in Wroxham we decided to take this narrow gauge railway which runs between Aylsham and Wroxham then walk back along some of the adjacent footpath. The station... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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High Peak
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

On a recent holiday in Wroxham we decided to take this narrow gauge railway which runs between Aylsham and Wroxham then walk back along some of the adjacent footpath. The station for this attraction is only a few yards from Hoveton & Wroxham which runs between Norwich and Sheringham. The Bure Valley Line and its accompanying path runs for some... More 

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Crich, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Travelled on this railway recently and was impressed at how well it is run. The engines and carriages are kept spotless and the stations look very pretty. I enjoyed this trip very much.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had an enjoyable ride on the Bure Valley Railway from Aylsham to Wroxham. The views from the train were a bit disappointing as the route went through quite a few cuttings which prevented you from seeing any of the scenery which was mainly arable land and very few villages. It was interesting watching them using the turntable at the... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

What a lovely narrow gauge railway! The parking at the Aylesham station is free which is an added bonus and the station itself has a good shop and facilities with a Thomas the Tank engine play model and a chance to see the trains before they depart as well as the ones that are being restored. We were taking the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We drove to Aylsham and found plenty of FREE parking at this lovely little station. The faacilities are excellant and we were able to take my husbands' mobility scooter on board and also our dog. The staff were very helpful. The trip is great fun and took about 45 mins to get to Wroxham - where we followed this with... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We rounded off our holiday on the Broads by taking a trip on the Bure Valley railway from Wroxham to Aylsham and back. Not at all expensive and great fun for two aging railway fans! it is a narrow gauge track which takes a scenic tour through the countryside lasting about 45 mins each way. At the Aylsham end there... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Quite an enjoyable ride on a narrow gauge railway, particularly if you are interested in railways.Very clean and quaint little stations along the route, The 45-minute ride is a little monotonous as there are high banks and trees either side of the track, which greatly limits the scenery. The carriages are really quite small and, of course, limit the movement... More 

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burevalley, General Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you for posting a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We always aim to keep the stations and the trains clean and it is really nice when this is recognised by our visitors. Thank you particularly for your comments about the lineside vegetation. This is a challenge for us as the footpath alongside the... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip on Bure Valley Railway today. Staff were very friendly and was easily to find from Wroxham centre. The car park is free which is a bonus. The train itself was lovely, clean and was quite spacious. The price was okay, defintly worth buying the boat and train ticket if you're coming from Aylsham to go... More 

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burevalley, General Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Very many thanks for the positive feedback. We can confirm that it is possible to buy the combined train and boat ticket when starting your journey at either Aylsham or Wroxham. We have provided your feedback and that of other visitors to Aylsham Town Council and chamber of trade about what the town has to offer visitors. The... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Myself and my husband went to this railway when we were on holiday at Whitsun, it was brilliant, it is suitable for all ages if you are grand parents you can take your grand children here and it is good for family's as well. When you reach the end of the track there is a nice cafe which you can... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We took the package deal of travelling the line to Wroxham and combined a Broads Tour, it was lovely and we thought that for less than £20 each including the dog great value too. The line goes through some delightful countryside and you are pulled by the smartest narrow gauge engines you can imagine then a short walk through delightful... More 

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Additional Information about Bure Valley Railway

Address: Address: Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1263 733858
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Aylsham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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