Bure Valley Railway

Experience a blast from the past as you kick back and relax on an old steam or diesel locomotive whilst taking in the ever changing North Norfolk landscape. There are two famous railways in North Norfolk, the Bure Valley Railway and the Poppy Line.

Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line, and runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads'. The 18 mile round trip runs through the picturesque Bure valley countryside, following the winding river through meadowland and ancient pasture, stopping occasionally at small Norfolk country villages.

thomas the tank sheringham Bure Valley also hosts a range of events through out the year including the well known Model Railway Exhibition.

North  "Poppy Line" Railway

The Poppy Line is a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train through Sheringham and Holt; a stunning area of North Norfolk renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. In spring and early summer there are primroses, bluebells and the yellow gorse. Later in the year there are beautiful poppies, hence its name Poppy Line.

But the North Norfolk Railway is much more than a train ride; in Sheringham there is a museum of the railway's history, a museum signal box and a children's activity carriage, souvenir shop and a buffet, as well as an attractive booking hall and a ladies' waiting room. So why not have a cup of tea and watch the trains pass you by and feel transported to the past in this quaint station.