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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 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 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Washington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A combined train and boat trip makes for a great day out and this one is very good value. At £19 you couldn't do better. The narrow gauge rail journey takes about 45 minutes to go from Aylsham to Wroxham and although the carriages are fairly small , 4 people can be quite comfortable in them. We had a 2... More

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Been on many steam railways this one is narrow guage small but quiant carriages decent access for disabled. The journey takes 45mins each way cost £58 for 4adults & a child. Theres a little shop selling odds n bobs at the stations also a tearoom that sells nice but small potrioned meals. Good selection of model trains to by ay... More

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Norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My family went on the BVR on Friday (a good day to travel as its not so busy on this day) 22nd August and had a fantastic time. The staff (mostly volunteers) are incredibly helpful and friendly and the trip itself is a good 45mins travelling through lovely countryside. My boys particularly loved going through the tunnel at Aylsham. 10/10... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A good trip and a good price as we got a return on the train and a boat ride for £19. Our dog had a good time on both and knackered her self out with excitement. I would warn that it does get crowded on the return trip towards the end of the day as most people are coming back... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took Family on the railway from Aylsham to Wroxham and back again. this is a small gauge railway which relies on volunteers to keep things going. Found it both interesting and the fact that there was a small steam engine pulling the train helped to make it very enjoyable. it did seem marginally expensive at £50.oo for four adults and... More

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Booked this a while back along with the Riverboat trip Wroxham. A combined ticket. Arrived and parked the coach at Bure Valley Railway in Wroxham, Plenty of room, we had 24 people pre-booked. Our own carriage and an enjoyable ride to Aylsham. Break here for a snack and wander round the shop which is very biased towards the train buff.... More

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Lowestoft, Suffolk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Booked over the phone the day before as wasnt sure if it would be busy. Lady on the phone was very helpful, ended up booking the train/boat combo ticket. We went from aylsham station, there is plenty of parking available and a little cafe which was nice. They had no problem cooking my husband a full english breakfast despite breakfast... More

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Wirral
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everything about this little railway is neat (small coaches!) and clean. An obvious attraction for railway buffs, but the smell of the smoke box took me back to when I was five years old. Combined it with the boat trip offer, but honestly the boat trip was a bit of a let down in comparison - an okay boat -... More

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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