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Bure Valley Railway

Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
01263-733858
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Ranked #1 of 3 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 2011 trains are operating daily between 2nd April and 30th October and also at weekends in November. Santa trains operate in December. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I base my review on many other Steam Railways I have visited and this does well against many. For a start it is quite lengthy, you get a 45 minute journey 1 way, which for the price (£33 family ticket is excellent value) There is an excellent model shop at one end and a bookshop at the other (although not... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What can i say, this is a great little railway. You get to watch the world go by as you pass countless fields full of crops, cattle and horses. We went on a very wet day and the live was flooded, but we managed to get through. Not even the weather could spoil it! When we arrived in Wroxham we... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a lovley way to spend a nice summer`s day through some of Norfolk`s lovley countryside on Bure Valley Railway which we boarded at Wroxham & loved the experience as did our 2 year old boy. We thought the engine we travelled on was lovingly cared for in pristine condition as too were the carraiges. The journey takes you to... More

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Derbyshire
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

An interesting morning out was spent on the Bure Valley Railway. As an actual route it isn't very interesting as it just takes on Norfolk's flat landscape with lots of trees either side but it is made quirky by the narrow gauge engines. It is a long way for narrow gauge but we weren't uncomfortable in the custom-made carriages. It... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fabulously restored steam trains on a narrow guage railway travelling from Aylsham (a market town)for 45 minutes of Choo-Choo fun through beautiful countryside to Wroxham (nine miles away and the 'Capital of the Broads) or you can use one of the three request stops in between and go on one of many local walks long or short. We didn't really... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great way to spend a day out. The kids get a real kick out of travelling on this steam train. The trains are looked after beautifully. National Rail from Norwich to Wroxham then a short walk to the Bure Valley Railway. Spend a few hours in Aylsham. The old tea rooms great place for lunch or something sweet. Well worth... More

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A narrow guage railway with nice rolling stock but the carriages were a little cramped and as a 6 footer I suffered a bit as the trip is 45 minutes long which is a good long journey time compared to other steam trips around the country. Tea room at the Alysham end was very pleasant and there is also a... More

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Stapleford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Narrow gauge railway so the carriages are very small and really very basic and not very comfortable The thing I found disappointing was the disused railway carriages used for just dumping old equipment in , they could have at least put something up at the windows to make them look more attractive .

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Gravesend
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on a round trip Aylsham to Wroxham and back with my husband and 2young kids. What a lovely afternoon,sit back and trundle through the beautiful countryside and villages,waving to the locals as you go! 45mins each way so not too much for the kids and plenty of things to do for them at each station while waiting for trains.... More

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Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A very good time here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very willing to help with my wheelchair. Good value for money, 45 minutes of train journey, time for a coffee and then another 45 minutes back. Now I know why the railways had the nickname of "The Tattler". Well worth the visit.

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