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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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Bought return tickets from Aylsham to Wroxham. Lovely little carriages and a different way to get to Wroxham to spend a few hours. It is a wonderful trip out for the children... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Loved this train ride so relaxing and looking at the scenery, I have a child with Autism who loves trains so this was right up his street, when we went through the tunnel his face was a picture, when we arrived back we had a lovely meal onsite

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We cycled the path alongside the railway from Aylsham to Wroxham. Had an hour or so in Wroxham and then took the train back with the cycles in the disabled carriage. It's 9 miles each way. The path alongside is typical of the Norfolk cycleways (including the Weavers' Way from Stalham) in that the track is not as well maintained... More 

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Norwich
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bought return tickets from Aylsham to Wroxham. Lovely little carriages and a different way to get to Wroxham to spend a few hours. It is a wonderful trip out for the children and the older ones like us get the thrill of the smell of steam trains to get the memory racing. It has been a few years since we... More 

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Lincoln
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent narrow gauge railway that is main,y steam powered. Covered carriages. 9 mi,e journey to Wroxham. Good value, best ticket is combined train and cruise on the broads for £20.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A little train with a big heart, run by helpful volunteers, it travels through lovely countryside with stop-offs for those who want to walk or ride. There are picnic areas at the stations and cafes for those who might need refreshment, and well-stocked shops for those needing a little 'retail therapy' of a railway nature.

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March, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This attraction is well worth a visit . The trains are well looked after and come rain or shine this is great . A well stocked shop awaits you at Aylsham and a great cafe . The train ride to Wroxham is through the Norfolk country side and the views are good. You can book a trip on the broads... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a very lovely way for young and old to see a bit of North Norfolk at a very civilized pace.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this little railway and had a lovely time. We got on at Wroxham and enjoyed a relaxing 45 minute trip through the countryside to Aylsham and then back again after a 45 minute stop off break in between , to enjoy a coffee and a very generous slade of homemade shortbread which was lovey. The carriages are nice... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

These 15" gauge steam locomotives are so cute, and very well maintained. It was also interesting to see the maintenance building, they had an engine stripped down with the boiler out. Before the train sets off you can catch them loading up with coal, water and turning it around on the turntable, then hooking up to so many carriages you'll... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited with our five year old grandson , the last time was with our own son more than fifteen years ago! A good place to visit and enjoy the gentle ride down to Wroxham, ideal if you have young children as the size of the engines and carriages are not overwhelming and will most likely be looked upon with... More 

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