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Bure Valley Railway

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Bure Valley Railway
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“narrow gauge”(42 reviews)
“boat trip”(62 reviews)
“aylsham station”(43 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
+44 1263 733858
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All reviews narrow gauge boat trip aylsham station norfolk countryside model shop minute journey return journey combined ticket journey takes lovely countryside lovely trip enjoyable ride thomas the tank engine lovely train ride small train well stocked shop nice cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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burevalley, Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

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burevalley, Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family enjoyed the trip on this great little train. My granddaughter was visiting from America and thought it was so much fun. Wonderful volunteers that keep everything going and so clean. A great day out for kids both small and big!!

Thank Crombo35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little railway with a good variety of options at a reasonable price. A fun visit whatever your age and you do not need to be a railway enthusiast to enjoy a visit.

Thank Lizaa217
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Anybody who likes railways, especially small steam ones, will love this one. Travelling through excellent countryside you can sit back and enjoy what is around you. If you want to get off and walk to the next station that is an option. Wonderful. If you...More

Thank stevemd44
Reviewed 4 October 2018

A very pleasant way to pass a few relaxing hours. Station at Aylsham is very good with free parking, shop and cafe. Trains are very quaint and the engines are beautifully looked after.Carriages are clean and quite small. It is a slow journey to Wroxham...More

Thank glynis a
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

As a way for tourists to pass time and also a way to pay respect to the hard working volunteers that make this ride possible I’d certainly recommend the BVR to families with Children. For a few quid you get to ride this charming little...More

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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
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
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