Railways have played a large part in north Norfolk’s history; as trade developed and industry flourished, so came the railway lines. This lead to North Norfolk's rich railway heritage, these days mainly for visitors with its steam and light railways. Setting off on a rail journey offers a unique way to explore the stunning north Norfolk coast and countryside, as well as charming towns, with many events throughout the year. (Check train operating times before you set off).

North Norfolk Railway. A journey on one of the UK’s most scenic heritage railways, the North Norfolk Railway, lets you take in the glorious coast and countryside. North Norfolk Railway is easily accessible from the main rail network - take the Bittern Line to Sheringham. The service, which operates both steam and diesel, runs between the seaside town of Sheringham and the Georgian market town of Holt.

Bure Valley Railway. Running through the heart of the Broads National Park, this narrow-gauge railway begins at Aylsham and journeys through the countryside to Wroxham, the capital of The Norfolk Broads. Running alongside the track is the Bure Valley Path so walkers and cyclists can walk or cycle one-way and then take a leisurely ride back on the train to the start.

Bure Valley Railway
Wells & Walsingham. The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is the longest 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world! Opened in 1982 on a former branch line of the Great Eastern Railway, the vintage loco travels along a four-mile line between Wells and Walsingham.

Wells & Walsingham Railway
Wells Harbour Light Railway. Wells Harbour Light Railway is another 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow- gauge steam and diesel railway that runs from Wells town to the award-winning beach, where you'll find the famous colourful huts and stunning pinewoods. A short walk through the pine forest will take you to Holkham beach.

Wells Harbour Railway
Whitwell & Reepham. Just a mile from the charming Georgian town of Reepham, you'll discover this working railway running steam and diesel engines. Close to walking trails, you can combine it with a walk or cycle on the Marriott's Way.

Whitwell and Reepham Station




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