Bure Valley Steam Railway


This narrow-gauge steam train runs between Aylsham and Wroxham and is an ideal way to see some hidden parts of the Broads. Trains operate different monthly schedules so check the website for the latest. For an even better experience, take the train to Wroxham, walk to Wroxham Bridge and cruise back on a boat (adult/child £21/13).

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