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The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1QB, England
+44 1328 711630
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Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

A lovely little steam train with closed carriages, open carriages and even cattle class! It chugs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy R
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Big fun on a little train

This is a fun day out. The train & railway itself are quaint and the staff and engineer are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nancy B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1QB, England
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+44 1328 711630
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"norfolk countryside"
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"great trip"
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"narrow gauge"
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"black lion"
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"signal box"
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"wild flowers"
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"train takes"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely little steam train with closed carriages, open carriages and even cattle class! It chugs along under bridges, past stations and a hill fort taking about 30 minutes. Beware of getting 'smoke' from the engine if you sit in the open carriages!

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fun day out. The train & railway itself are quaint and the staff and engineer are lovely. Even offering blankets as it was a bit nippy. The views of the countryside are breathtaking. We got onto the train in Wells and got...More

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway with my wife and three young children while on holiday in Norfolk and it was definitely a highlight of the week! It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The station in Wells looks great and...More

Thank eire79green
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late cramped uncomfortable and just a view of an embankment.... Walsingham dull as you can get as well...

1  Thank mark h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really well worth a visit. Very pleasant staff and an amazing, long run along this wonderful, sweet little railway to Walsingham. Travelling through grasslands and fields, over roads and through tunnels, this is great fun. Dogs allowed - and they enjoyed it too. Totally open,...More

Thank zebulon186336
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely, scenic narrow gauge train ride through the Norfolk countryside to Walsingham, takes around 30 minutes. The rails are a bit bumpy but you can put-up with that. The very colourfull wild flowers along the way and the Red Kites and other wildlife made...More

Thank MallinTilton
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this on the bank holiday weekend. Great fun and a great experience. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend doing this.

Thank Johnlobster
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Well worth the money to take this light railway to Wells from Walsingham. While the scenery is compromised with high banks for part of the journey, the ride compensates. Note, it is a little .walk into Wells if you want to visit the town

1  Thank Nigel L
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I rarely feel compelled to write reviews, but the fact I've gone to some effort to remember my passport in order to share our experience should speak volumes in itself. We visited on the May Day BH Monday - a day so busy that Wells...More

Thank Radiodanno
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We needed something to keep us occupied while it poured with rain so decided to try out the light railway. They were advertising an Easter egg eye spy too so would keep the younger ones happy too. We parked up in the pay and display...More

1  Thank Kspeller
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Caroline K
25 June 2016|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
Wisbech to the railway at Wells-Next-The-Sea is 1 hour 23 minutes. Also allow 15 minutes for the Hardwick roundabout at King's Lynn which can be a nightmare in summer.
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