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Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
+44 1263 733858
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A great experience

I travelled (with a friend) on the Bure Valley Railway, last Thursday (August 16th), a pleasant... read more

Reviewed today
BillyFarmer1
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Aylsham, United Kingdom
Lovely day out

Visited this attraction whilst on holiday to norfolk,we got a combined train/boat ticket we took... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
julieann1kitten
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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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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“boat trip” (58 reviews)
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Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
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Reviewed today

I travelled (with a friend) on the Bure Valley Railway, last Thursday (August 16th), a pleasant journey (both ways), featuring some nice scenic countryside views, we spent a pleasant afternoon, in Wroxham, took some nice photographs, fed the Swans and Birds and had a cup...More

Thank BillyFarmer1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this attraction whilst on holiday to norfolk,we got a combined train/boat ticket we took the train journey from Alysham to Wroxham which takes around 45 mins the route is quite scenic and enjoyable. After arriving at Wroxham we had a 15 min walk to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely 45min trip through very quiet country side crossing the Bure river and its tributnies also past the now closed RAF Coltishall. Douglas Bader, Sailor Milan and Cats Eyes Cunningham flew from there. If you go from Wroxham to Aylsham there is a pleasant...More

Thank Berlin377
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two dogs on from Aylesham to Wroxham, really nice journey through the countryside. Very sweet little carriages. We stopped at a station onway to Wroxham but not lot there so got next train to Wroxham and had lunch etc there. Then nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant experience and something a little different, unfortunately a lot of time the banks beside the tracks were blocking the views of the Norfolk countryside

Thank TDZ77
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and rode the railway with our three year old who is absolutely fascinated with all trains and anything train related, he was so happy with the whole experience and none of us left disappointed, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the engines...More

Thank CharlieRaymond15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great family day out as we had booked a boat at Wroxham 5 adults and 2 children went the scenery was beautiful the carriages are small but quaint

Thank Elacla57
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go from Aylsham as we were staying in Happisburgh and had been through a very congested Wroxham. Arrived at the station, parked in the spacious car park, booked tickets for 5 adults and 3 children easily. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Shop...More

Thank David D
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burevalley, General Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear David, Very many thanks for such positive feedback and we are really glad that you enjoyed your trip especially your young one. We will certainly pass on your feedback to our guards. Thanks again for your review. Regards Andrew Managing Director

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trains, clean & well kept but some carriages a little small for adults. It was a hot day when we went so very hot on the train, take plenty to drink if it is. We only did the train there and back as the...More

Thank Penny E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant journey through the Bure Valley, from Aylsham to Wroxham. Train had a lovely rocking motion and the whole of our party felt like dozing off as we went through the countryside. Carriages are small - holding 4 each, so you do have to...More

Thank Gary B
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Jenna C
17 July 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry for the delay in answering. As per the earlier answers, there is little to keep a young boy attracted in Aylsham for any length of time. There are on route no particular interesting stops but Coltishall does... More
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Terry F
17 June 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
3 January 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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