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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Lovely Day Out

We parked for free at Aylsham and caught the train to Wroxham. It was a lovely ride of 45 minutes. There is plenty to do at Wroxham, we visited Miniature World which is just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nothing amazing really. I was expecting more as when I was a kid I used to visit here regularly so felt I would come here and bring my son who's 2. It has changed a bit, the carriages were very very small. I remember when they were larger and not so squished, which made it feel a lot more like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We love the old steam train experience and although narrow guage with smaller carriages we absolutely loved our day We started with the little steam train which dropped us after a 45minute trip just five minute walk from the broads experience a one and a half hour trip around the broads, peacefull amazing experience, back to terra firma, time for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We parked for free at Aylsham and caught the train to Wroxham. It was a lovely ride of 45 minutes. There is plenty to do at Wroxham, we visited Miniature World which is just a short walk from the station. We had lunch at Aylsham which was lovely and great value for money. The girl on the counter in the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A friendly little railway [15" gauge ] but with a decent length of line and attractions at each end. Wroxham and a boat train trip, Aylsham and a heritage centre. The railway has itself a good cafe [locals park and meet up there] and it has the best model railway shop around.

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Medway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A lovely day out with a trip on the Broads as well. I went as it is the same gauge as the RHDR where I am a member and I wanted to see how a countryside journey would be rather than a seaside one. It was a great time with lots to see. ... and the walk to the boat... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Took the train from Aylsham to Wroxham and spent a very pleasant afternoon. This is the way to travel. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the lovely countryside. Much better than driving along those little country lanes. Well done to all involved.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A little gem, we travelled from Aylsham to Wroxham and had a fantastic time. It is slow going, but the scenery is amazing and Wroxham is a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We got to the station at 09.55. The girl behind the counter was very helpful and explained to us that the train would leave in 5 minutes. She also explained everything we wanted to know about the trip. She was brilliant. The trip itself was pretty exhilarating and lasted about 45 minutes to cover the 9 miles. We then transferred... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Seeing that we could book a combined train and river trip on Easter Sunday it made our minds up. Being told of the chaos of parking for the river trips at Wroxham we had decided not to go on a river trip. Whoever thought of joining together should be congratulated. Easy free parking at Aylsham station, great little train journey... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My dog and I walked the length of the railway line and then got the train back. Firstly it was a great surprise to find that the car park was free. There was plenty of spaces at the Aylsham Station. It was a pleasant walk that took me about 2.5 hours. The path is very well maintained and it was... More 

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