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Bure Valley Railway

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Bure Valley Railway
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“boat trip”(63 reviews)
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...more
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Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was part of a Boards cruise and Bure Valley Railway day trip, excellent value at £22 each per adult for a return fare on the steam train and cruise up the Bure and into the Broads.. The staff were wonderfully friendly, Propper Norfolk.. Propper...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and myself - together with 25 other Great Railway Journey visitors - went on the Aylsham to Wroxham leg of the Bure Valley ‘Narrow Gauge’ Railway. This was opened in 1990 and had since been lovingly managed by a group of local railway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We have just returned home after a fantastic trip on the Santa Special with our daughter-in-law and two grandsons aged 6 & 2. From arrival at Wroxham Station to our return 3+ hours later we had a terrific time and staff were exceptionally welcoming and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marianne M
Reviewed December 9, 2018

My Grandson love surprises and this day out couldn't have been better. We enjoyed a snack at Aylsham station before boarding the train. I was pleasantly surprised on how warm the carriages were being early Novembers. It was nice to see families with Nan's and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

A nice steam hauled trip about 45m each way through the countryside from Wrexham to Aylsham and back. Seats are in pairs facing each other In non-compartment carriages. There are also “picnic” carriages. Being a cool day there was a fan heater in each carriage....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tynes1der
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A right eye opener, Had a fantastic time,caught the train to Wroxham and then walked down to the marina. Our tickets included the return fare on the train And a cruise on the Broads. Just a couple of tips, The carriages are great fun,but for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

As a family we had a great day. My 7 year old son is train mad, he thought it was absolutely brilliant that it was a 45 minute journey to Aylsham we departed from Wroxham. Was made even better my son rode for free as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samprice12017
burevalley, Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Dear Sam, Thanks for your great feedback. We are really please you and your son enjoyed your visit the Halloween activities. Children will travel free again during the February 2019 half term. But we hope to see you again before then. Thanks again for your...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this! What a great day out for any age group. Loved hearing the sound of the steam train and the whistle. We did the combined trip which included a boat trip on the Broads once we got to Wroxham.

Date of experience: October 2018
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burevalley, Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Dear Karen, Thanks for your fantastic feedback. We really do appreciate this and are glad you enjoyed the combined train and broads cruise. We hope you will be able to visit us again. Many thanks Andrew Managing Director

Reviewed October 17, 2018

I was lucky enough to have a voucher for £1 off an adult fare which was helpful. I took the train from Wroxham station which is a reasonable station with catering and toilet facilities as well as a shop which is selling second hand books,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank therichastill
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Visited this line as part of a Norfolk Steam tour after the Mid Norfolk Line. The narrow gauge, and even narrower carriages created a very rattley journey which was thankfully over within 40 minutes. Facilities at both ends of the journey were good. The views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul S
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Jenna C
July 17, 2018|
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Response from iffley094 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing much in Aylsham apart from the workshop and the cafe. Nothing at all en route to Wroxham, but on a nice day, Wroxham is a pleasant waterside location.
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
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