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Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
+44 1263 733858
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Nice day out

While on holiday in Great Yarmouth we took a trip to Wroxham and the Bure Valley Railway , I love... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nick W
Spooky Express Train

Took my two Grandchildren aged 6 & 3, here during half term for a ride on the spooky express. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimmie303
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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” (49 reviews)
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Aylsham Station Norwich Road | Aylsham Station, Aylsham NR11 6BW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While on holiday in Great Yarmouth we took a trip to Wroxham and the Bure Valley Railway , I love my little trains and this was just the ticket .

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my two Grandchildren aged 6 & 3, here during half term for a ride on the spooky express. We all had a fantastic day. They thoroughly enjoyed looking out for the ghosts, pumpkins and witches on the journey. All the staff were very friendly...More

Thank Kimmie303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem of an attraction running between Wroxham and Aylsham through some beautiful scenery. The pace is gentle and the although the carriages and seating are small (it is narrow gauge after all!) we found it comfortable. The journey is 40/45 minutes...More

Thank denmarcjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting for a small train ride, carriages are small but accommodate you in the dry, the various steam trains are real workhorses, and deliver you some 9 miles through the countryside, although a lot of the time it is the banks alongside the tracks....More

Thank brian t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We combined a return journey on the railway with aboat trip on the broads. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. We had a wonderful day out

Thank Ray S
burevalley, General Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ray, Thank you for visiting us and we are really glad you enjoyed your day and for the positive feedback about our staff. We hope you will be able to visit us again. Best wishes Andrew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Spooky Express on the Bure Valley Railway today. 2 adults and 3 children aged 5 and 3. The children travelled free and they had a quiz sheet to fill in on the journey to win a small prize at the end. Fantastic...More

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

Thank you very much for visiting us for The Spooky Express and we are really pleased you enjoyed the day. Our Mascot Bear will be returning for the Teddy Bear Express in February, where we will also have a quiz sheet for the journey. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are amazingly friendly and informative. There is a café here which serves lovely home made hot food which is reasonably priced. The store is a wonderful place if you are into trains and want to build a track, collect a part or order...More

Thank Steven J
burevalley, General Manager at Bure Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Steven, Thank you from all of us at the railway for such a detailed and positive feedback. This really is appreciated. The railway is entirely self financing and receives no grants of subsidies and all profits are reinvested into the upkeep. We would not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 mile trip from Aylsham to Wroxham. Through fields, countryside and woods. First of all we walked along the railway track, but on meeting some people coming the other way, they said we would be better off taking the train, so we walked back. So...More

Thank SilverDuo
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A delightful day spent on this little railway. Took the dog too and enjoyed the added benefit of the boat trip on the broads. Little bit of a walk from the railway at Wroxham to the boats but it was a lovely day.

Thank Peterpanbabe
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went for the combined train and boat ticket. We felt it was superb value and the staff were very helpful. We were a little unsure about going on it. My Mum is mobile, but she can find a longish walk a little hard going....More

1  Thank SwordMaiden
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Anne M
13 September 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
£13 adult Aylsham/Wroxham and back, £6.50 child. Family 2+2 £35. Lower fares for intermediate stations - BVRW has a website with details.
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HRALDO
15 August 2016|
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Response from burevalley | Property representative |
Thanks very much for the enquiry. This is just to confirm that it is not possible to travel from Wroxham to Aylsham by Boat as the river is no longer navigable for the entire route. It is possible to take the train from... More
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bowlerlincolnshire
21 July 2016|
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Response from burevalley | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. You may also wish to check with your coach operator. Most coach parties are met at Wroxham by their coach and taken from our station to the boat yard, where the coach stays for the duration of the... More
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