Bure Valley Railway
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The railway uses both steam and diesel engines and operates numerous special days, such as Halloween trains and a Santa special at Christmas.
A footpath and cycleway runs along the track, offering a more vigorous way to view the Bure Valley! Cyclists are encouraged to bring their bikes onto the trains (a charge applies).
Starting from Wroxham the train stops at Coltishall, Buxton, and Brampton before reaching Aylsham. Brampton, Buxton, and Coltishall are request stops only. The only places to board the train are at Wroxham and Aylsham.
The Bure Valley Railway follows the track laid down for the East Norfolk Railway. The ENR opened in 1877 with a service linking Norwich to Cromer on the coast. In 1880 an extension was opened between Aylsham and Wroxham. This is the part of the line now used by the BVR.
In 1882 the ENR was purchased by the Great Eastern Railway, which operated the line until it too was taken over in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). In 1948 the LNER and other regional services were nationalised as British Rail.
The line finally closed to passengers in 1952, though the freight service continued until 1981. The BVR opened in 1990 and a footpath following the route opened the following year.
About Bure Valley Railway
Address: Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, England, NR11 6BW
Attraction Type: Family Attraction
Website: Bure Valley Railway
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Burgh-next-Aylsham, St Mary's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
Marsham, All Saints Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Blickling Hall - 1.7 miles (Historic House)
Oxnead, St Michael's Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
Skeyton, All Saints Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Buxton Mill - 3.4 miles (Historic Building)
Cawston, St Agnes Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church)
Swanton Abbott, St Michael's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
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