Bluebells at Blickling, Alysham

Discover Aylsham

Aylsham is a traditional unspoilt market town, situated beside the River Bure, and is home to Norfolk's slow food movement, perfect for shopping for local produce. It's historical buildings, traditional market square with regular markets and Jacobean hall, makes an interesting visit.
National Trust Blickling Hall
Bure Valley Railway
Aylsham Market Place
Aylsham's market place, surrounded by 18th century houses, reflects the town’s prosperity from the cloth trade from that era. The town was famous for its linen and textiles in the 1300s before it went on to become a major wool & textile producing area. Today, the picturesque market place holds markets on Mondays & Fridays and there are plenty of shops, pubs & tea-rooms.
Nearby National Trust’s Blickling Hall is a magnificent Jacobean house, with stunning gardens, home to the Boleyn family from 1499 - 1505. Anne Boleyn’s ghost is said to roam the hall! In the grounds stands the 14th century church of St. Michael & All Angels. The Hall's grounds are surrounded by countryside, perfect for exploring! The Weavers Way trail, covers Aylsham to North Walsham, follows a disused railway line and is a great off-road route for walking, cycling & horse riding.
Aylsham is the northern terminus of the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow-gauge steam railway which takes you through the countryside to Wroxham. The station also marks the start of the Bure Valley Walk, a walking & cycling route alongside the railway line. If you visit Aylsham during the August bank holiday, you can look forward to the annual Aylsham Country Show.

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