From the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the Georgian town of Holt, the North Norfolk Railway runs through the county’s most stunning coastal scenery and beautiful countryside.
The heritage railway is fondly known as the “Poppy Line’ after the 19th Century poet and theatre critic Clement Scott coined the term “Poppyland” referring to the unspoilt coastal area around Sheringham where poppies grow in abundance.
Enjoy an 11 mile round trip on board an historic steam or heritage diesel train, through delightful countryside, designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. To the south are wooded hills and the Norfolk beauty spots of Kelling Heath and Sheringham Park. To the north, the sea. All within easy walking distance from the Sheringham, Weybourne or Holt stations. The lineside flowers are a colourful sight throughout the year. In spring and early summer there are primroses, bluebells and the yellow gorse. Later in the year the poppies abound and are set off by the mauve heathers.
The 5½ mile long line was once part of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, built by William Marriott in 1887, and operates both steam and heritage diesel trains. See the timetable page for dates and train times, and make a day of it with a great value rover ticket that is valid for unlimited travel allowing you to hop on and off all day! 2022 dates will be released shortly.
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Family Day Rovers can be purchased as a gift voucher valid for a full year and make ideal birthday or Christmas presents.
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