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Bure Valley Railway

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Address: Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1263 733858
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The Bure Valley Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway operating between...

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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Eastry Horticultural Society Group Visit

A lovely relaxing trip on a splendid railway, beautiful views from Aylesham all the way to Wroxham. Just sit back and enjoy every minute. A very warm welcome and very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Colin C
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely relaxing trip on a splendid railway, beautiful views from Aylesham all the way to Wroxham. Just sit back and enjoy every minute. A very warm welcome and very friendly staff.

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Thank Colin C
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As with many preserved railways, it is the efforts of many volunteers that make this a top attraction. The train tootles through pleasant Norfolk countryside, often with unrestricted views due to the lack of lineside hedges. Its a very reasonable price compared to some of its bigger brothers - its quite a narrow gauge, but this means you can easily... More 

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Thank WhiteAnt2008
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the £20 train and boat package. Fantastic value for money. Loved looking at the steam trains and then got to travel on them to Wroxham to catch the boat for a trip around the Broads and then caught the train back to Aylsham. Lovely way to spend the day. Highly recommend this trip

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Thank PhilTyler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my family had an enjoyable journey on the Bure Valley Railway. The location is amazing and on a sunny day in August the views and atmosphere were very nice. The staff were great and 1 of the drivers took a moment to explain how the train worked to my 2 year old which was a nice touch. The... More 

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Thank Aaron S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Aylsham and took the little train down to Wroxham, this is a well run a happy railway all the staff we met were friedly the carriages were clean if not a little cramped,but having travel on the narrow guaged lines in England better than some,anyway moan over,a nice journey through maybe not the prettiest part of Norfolk... More 

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Thank Michael c
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day on the Bure Valley Railway. Join it at Aylsham, free parking available and large coffee shop. 45 minute chugging through beautiful countryside to Wroxham. Carriages are small but comfortable and clean. Looked to be great facilities for disabled. Regular timetable and great opportunity to enjoy Wroxham and the Broads £20 covers the return train ride and 1.5... More 

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Thank Martin L
Wroughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very professional Railway. It is supported by volunteers. Built on a standard gauge track bed. it is on the edge of Aysham so parking good but a walk to town. Negative is the lack of a cafe at Wroxham. Pity as it has a good one at other end of line. instead a load of old magazines and books.... More 

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

Dear Jeremy, Very many thanks for your feedback and positive comments. The bookshop at Wroxham is run by the Friends of Bure Valley Railway and sells a wide selection of second hand books both railway and non railway. Old Magazines are donated and offered for sale in support of the railway. We do work with the Signal Box owning Group,... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the train from Wroxham to Aylsham and back, with a couple of hours in between. Everything is very clean and well-maintained. The seats are quite comfy but, being a miniature railway, the leg room is a bit tight for those of us with dodgy knees, and standing up is not possible. The scenery varies from pleasant to pretty... More 

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

Dear Colin, Very many thanks for your positive feedback about the railway. We aim to offer a clean, well maintained experience for our visitors and we are very pleased that you agree. If you fimd yourself in Aylsham again, you may wish to visit the Heritage Centre in the churchyard, which although small is worth a visit. The railway has... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

4 of us took the train from Aylsham to Wroxham, plus the boat trip and return railway journey. Thoroughly enjoyable day for all. Only advice I would give is don't dawdle between train and boat as the boat was full, and getting there early is required for best seat / views etc. Don't understand reviews complaining about cost and size... More 

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Tydd Saint Giles, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely day out, the line runs on the trackbed on a former standard gauge line. However the run is superb and highly recommended. The model railway shop is a must visit for all you model railway fans out there and the railways s/h shop is also worth visit. Myself and my cousin decided to take the boat trip as... More 

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

Dear Paul, Very many thanks indeed for taking the time to provide feedback. We really appreciate the positive comments about the railway and the boat company. We fully appreciate and understand your comments about the directions to the boatyard. Once off our own premesis we are in the hands of North Norfolk District Council and they have refused permission for... More 

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