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Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham, United Kingdom
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About Bure Valley Railway
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 2020 trains are operating from 15th to 23rd February, March weekends and daily 28 March - 1st November and also at the following three weekends in November. Santa trains operate from the first weekend in December until Christmas Eve.
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Gone Travelling wrote a review Yesterday
York, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
A nostalgic trip through the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Highly recommended especially on a sunny day.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Rhea W wrote a review Oct 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom204 contributions123 helpful votes
Did the train ride on a grey and rainy day but had a really lovely time. This is a wonderful steam train that is lovingly looked after or tourists to ride. It was an absolute joy to be on it, to hear the whistle of the guard, to se and smell the steam.......what was not to like?
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Date of experience: October 2020
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grandad88 wrote a review Oct 2020
Clitheroe, United Kingdom550 contributions62 helpful votes
We love steam trains and thoroughly enjoyed our ride to Wroxham and back behind a sparkling Blicking Hall locomotive. Everything was very well organised for social distancing on the platforms and the trains and we felt perfectly safe in that regard. The engines and carriages were sparkling and the 45 minute trip was very relaxing although to be honest there is not much to see en-route. This is a great day out especially when combined with a cruise on the brods from Wroxham. Well worth the fare!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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GrandesRocques wrote a review Oct 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom127 contributions61 helpful votes
Like many attractions, the Bure Valley Railway has had to make adaptations to continue operating during the COVID-19 crisis. This meant pre-booking as opposed to turning up on the day, which is probably what we would have done normally. Compartments in carriages also have been fitted with dividing screens but this is not intrusive and in no way detracts from the normal railway experience. We enjoyed our day on the railway enormously: anyone who thinks that narrow gauge lines are not the ‘real day’ is sorely mistaken and somehow, the smaller scale creates an impression of speed and urgency that simply doesn’t exist on full size heritage lines. The route runs through some interesting countryside and we felt stations were well kept, the shop was well stocked and staff were helpful and enthusiastic.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tony G wrote a review Oct 2020
Cricklade, United Kingdom848 contributions325 helpful votes
We drove to Aylsham (plenty of parking outside station) and travelled behind “Wroxham Broads” via Yorkshire (Brampton) then Derbyshire (Buxton) to Wroxham and Hoveton the gateway to the Broads. Walked from the station to the centre of Hoveton to grab a sandwich and then watch the boats on the River Bure. Back to watch “Blickling Hall” being reversed on a manual turntable and home again. Easy 10 minute walk from the station to the Main Street by the river. Take the path by rail lines across the road bridge to the main line station then via an underpass to appear by a side road that leads to the town centre. Don’t try walking on the main road from the station as there is no footpath. Thoroughly recommend Burke Valley well organised, comfortable and reasonably priced light railway.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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