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Railway Fun in Norfolk

Updated: Mar 2

For those (young and old!) enchanted by the hum of locomotives and the romance of railway journeys, Norfolk is packed full of railway fun. From historic steam trains to immersive museums, the county offers a diverse array of experiences for train enthusiasts - and if you come to stay with us, you'll be so close to the best of them! This is a guide to just a few of the railway adventures close to The Norfolk Broads Cottage...

Begin your Norfolk railway exploration with the iconic Bure Valley Railway, often hailed as the "Little Railway with Big Heart." This heritage line winds its way through the picturesque Bure Valley, providing an 18-mile round trip from Wroxham to Aylsham. Experience the charm of steam and diesel locomotives as you travel through scenic landscapes and immerse yourself in Norfolk's railway history. Best of all, it’s only Ten minutes walk from The Norfolk Broads Cottage!

Almost next door to the Bure Valley Railways is Wroxham Miniature Worlds. Step into a world of miniature marvels at Wroxham Miniature Worlds. This attraction boasts intricate model train layouts that bring landscapes to life. Watch as miniature trains wind through charming scenes, offering a unique and captivating perspective on rail travel.

Extend your railway adventure to the Poppy Line in Sheringham. Climb aboard a lovingly restored steam train and journey along the North Norfolk coastline. Revel in breathtaking views and experience the romance of a bygone era during this nostalgic rail journey. You can reach the Poppy Line by taking a Bittern Train from Wroxham’s very own station! (See number 6)

For the youngest railway enthusiasts, Barton House Railway offers a delightful miniature railway experience. Enjoy a charming ride through scenic landscapes, creating a joyous addition to your train-themed day. And it’s only a five minute walk from The Norfolk Broads Cottage!

Explore the picturesque Bittern Line in Norfolk, linking Norwich and Wroxham and onwards to the coast at Sheringham. With the station only a ten minute walk from the house, this scenic rail route offers breathtaking views of the Norfolk Broads, charming villages, and coastal landscapes. Enjoy a nostalgic journey on this heritage line, where every mile is a testament to Norfolk's natural beauty and railway history.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay while you visit the area, why not look at The Norfolk Broads Cottage? A luxurious thatched cottage sleeping up to 14, complete with hot tub and games room, it's the perfect base to explore everything that Norfolk has to offer!


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