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Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
+44 1263 733858
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Not worth the money

Very poor experience. Took the trip from Wroxham to Aylsham on the steam train. . Not worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue T
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Lovely trip combined with boat trip on the broads

We had a great day out with our 4 year old twins. The train is small (narrow gauge) and they loved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anantara69
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Cambridge, England
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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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Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very poor experience. Took the trip from Wroxham to Aylsham on the steam train. . Not worth the admission price, very little to see on the trip. Maybe interesting for rail enthusiasts, but for us mere mortals a total waste of time. We would not...More

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great day out with our 4 year old twins. The train is small (narrow gauge) and they loved it. We got the 11.30, it took 45 minutes to get to Wroxham. We stopped for lunch in Wroxham, then took the two hour...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had baked potatoes. Very well presented and quickly served. Surprised how empty the cafe was despite another weekend day.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bure Valley Railway is one of the nicest railways I have ever been on . It is value for money and has a love café at the Aylsham station

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was disappointed, but this was my own fault as i didn't do my homework before our visit. I really liked the idea of a train - broads boat cruise combo. And because of this i think the steam train element was a massive compromise;...More

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burevalley, General Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Cuthbert, Very many thanks for providing your feedback. Without any criticism of you, we do make it very clear in all our literature that we are a narrow gauge railway. For the majority of our 9 mile 45 minute journey the railway passes through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to visit this part of Norfolk and found a great deal - railway trip (Aylsham to Wroxham + boat trip on the Broads & strawberries and cream) for £21. Great steam railway trip. Informative boat ride and lovely strawberries. What more could you...More

1  Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a amazing little random trip we have done with our little boy who is three. He loved it. !! Great for families of all ages!! They cater for prams buggies and wheelchairs!! Could not fault Definitely worth the money with the 1.5 hour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wroxham to Aylsham for a change of scenery from the Broads. Aylsham a delightful little market town with good pub, artisan bakery, delis and shops, and the fun of arriving and leaving by narrow gauge steam train adds to the fun. Wonderful day out.

Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bure Valley Railway is a quaint and charming steam railway that runs the 9 miles from Wroxham on the Broads to the small market town of Aylsham. It makes a wonderful day out and children especially will love it. Being a 15 inch narrow...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a ride on the Bure Valley Railway to celebrate my birthday. We went from Aylsham to Wroxham and then had lunch. It is a great little attraction which shows you a totally different view of the villages in Broadland. If you love...More

Thank laudy13
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Jenna C
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
There is actually more opportunity to do things with a small child in Wroxham to be honest. The river is an attraction with ice creams to be enjoyed and ducks and swans to be fed too! The Whistlestop Restaurant is at Aylsham... More
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Terry F
June 17, 2018|
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Response from burevalley | Property representative |
As both the respondents have said a mobility scooter is not a problem at all on the train. All we would say is that if it is one of the larger types then you must be able to manouver it yourself. If you know the day you are... More
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ScottieDog1960
January 3, 2018|
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Response from burevalley | Property representative |
Hi ScottieDo, Dogs are very welcome on the train and in all areas of the railway except in the café. If the weather is wet we do offer an indoor area where dogs are welcome and food can be served. We do make a charge for... More
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