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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 6 Attractions in Aylsham
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: The Bure Valley Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway operating between the market town of...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access

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Reepham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I took our daughter and her 2 year old son on the Bure Valley Railway Christmas special. The rail journey started and finished in Wroxham last Sunday. The carriages were surprisingly warm as it was a cold day. Tickets gave specific carriages and seats so there was no fight for places. At Aylsham the terminus was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is the terminus for the railway, a narrow gauge one which runs along the valley to the main line where connections can be made to Norwich or Cromer (but don’t miss the last train back to Aylsham)! Picturesque and interesting, fun and educational for the kids too!

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Cromer, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I cannot comment on the railway experience but my wife and I have lunch on Wednesdays at the Aylsham Station's Whistlestop Cafe after our weekly shop at Tescos across the road. Today, we were told we could not have a lunch as they were putting on a (Christmas?) lunch for about 20 people despite other tables being free - we... More 

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

Thank for taking the time to write a review and I am sorry that you consider you had a poor experience. We do however feel that there may have been a misunderstanding. You came in just as we were serving plated up hot meals for a pre booked group of 25 who had travelled on a charter train. You are... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We did an afternoon trip Aylsham-Wroxham and back - we were pleasantly surprised to find the railway running on a Saturday mid November. The staff on the train and at the stations were lovely - really friendly. The engine Wroxham Broad was beautifully turned out, and the carriages were immaculate inside and out. We only had 20 minutes at Wroxham... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a lovely day we had on Hallowe'en with witches, pumpkins and ghosts for the children to look out for and put on their quiz sheet which they could then swap for a sweet treat at the shop at either end of the journey. A short walk from the station in Wroxham (about 10 minutes or so) took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

steam travel on a narrow gauge railway as in my youth stations and carriages clean. a 9 mile each way from worxham to aylsham.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

First time in the area during half term. The Bure Valley Railway is a vintage narrow gauge railway, taking passengers from Aylsham to Wroxham. The journey is about 9 miles and takes about 45 minutes. We bought a combined ticket to include a cruise of The Boards, operated by Broads Tours, based in Wroxham. The railway have enclosed carriages so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We took the train ride and boat tour combo. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed both trips. The train trip lasted about 45 minutes and the boat trip was about 1 1/2 hours.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We did a combined train & boat trip. It was a great day out visiting the Broads. All our trips to UK & we had never been to this part of the country. Reasonably priced , just had to sit back & enjoy the scenery. When we arrived at Aylsham we had morning tea in the cafeteria. Remembering this is... More 

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canterbury
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great little steam trains pulled us from Wroxham to Aylsham, coffee in a pleasant station cafe attached to a shop selling all kinds of model trains, greatly enjoyed by all the 'boys' in our party!

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