The North Norfolk Railway is known as the Poppy Line, a 5 and half mile train ride from Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and inland to Holt. A fantastic steam engine experience with lovely scenic views to admire.
What to expect
The poppy line offers a unique experience of steam engines, vintage carriages, stopping at three Victorian stations. You can catch the train from either Sheringham or Holt. Once tickets have been purchased you can stand on the platform and get up close to the train. Close you eyes and can smell and hear the steam train getting ready for it’s trip. Something which I miss with the new modern trains we have today.
On board, you are seated in a vintage carriage which takes you back to 1887 when the track was built, not a lot has changed since.
Tickets are valid for the entire day so make the most of it. You can stop off at Holt, Sheringham or Weybourne station.
Holt station is located approximately 1 mile away from Holt centre. They do offer a return bus trip into town a small fee, where you can look around the market town, enjoying many independent shops and cafes. You can easily spend a good few hours here. Please note the trip runs between 25th July & 30th August.
If, you don’t fancy the trip into town you can look around the station. Explore the small museum, miniature railway, model railway and shop, then sit down and enjoy some refreshments.
Weybourne station is the middle station between Holt and Sheringham. The carefully restored station is situated about one mile south of Weybourne village, a small and friendly location offering a couple of shops, a pub and couple of hotels. You can walk to the village via a path which runs from the station. The beach here is shingled and located about another half mile north of the village centre. If you’ve got the time it’s well worth the stroll and offers some lovely scenic views.
The station itself offers a bookshop, refreshments, shop and a model railway.
Sheringham is a popular holiday destination and the station is located in the town centre. Originally a fishing village the arrival of the station made sheringham a popular place to visit. The directors helped with the development of the village which lead to many homes and hotels being built. Many people like to still visit Sheringham to visit the shops and cafes, enjoying the coastal & inland walks. A golf course is also located here if you fancy a few holes.
If you wish to learn about the fishing history visit the Mo Sheringham Museum & Henry Ramey Upcher Lifeboat Museum.
Sheringham Station doesn’t offer much as everything you require is within the town.
Train types can vary from diesel powered or steam powered. Please check time tables here before visiting;
North Norfolk Railway offer a few dining train experiences which can be enjoyed at varies times of the day/week/year.
Cream Tea Train
The Gin Train
Fish and Chip Train
Lunchtime/Evening Dining Train
Mainline Cromer Dining Train
Murder Mystery Dining Train
Christmas Lunch Express
All great experiences which require bookings well in advance.
With special events running throughout the year, it’s well worth keeping an eye out to see if any of the events coincide with your visit. Here are some events;
Spring Steam Gala – (27th – 29th March 2020)
Dads Army Live! – (24th – 25th May 2020)
Mixed Traction Gala – (12th – 14th June 2020)
Vintage Bus Rally – (4th July 2020)
Vintage Transport Day – (5h July 2020)
Transport Day – (5th July 2020)
Beer Festival – (17th – 19th July 2020)
Autumn Steam Gala – (4th – 6th September 2020)
Home Fleet Weekend – (3rd/4th October 2020)
Norfolk Lights Express – (from 21st November 2020)
Santa Specials – (from 28th November 2020)
Sheringham Station open all year except Christmas Day and January weekends.
1 Day Ticket (valid for 1 month from date of booking)
Adults £14.00, Senior £13.00, Child £10.00 (3-15), Dog of bicycle £2.0
2 Day Ticket (valid for 1 month from date of booking)
Adults £26.00, Senior £24.00, Child £18.00 (3-15), Dog of bicycle £3.00
3 Day Ticket (valid for 1 month from date of booking)
Adults £36.00, Senior £33.00, Child £26.00 (3-15), Dog of bicycle £4.00
For all over special events and dining experiences please check out link below.
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