North Norfolk Railway (The Poppy Line)
North Norfolk Railway is a full-sized heritage steam railway network running between Sheringham and Holt, with an intermediate station at Weybourne. The route, affectionately known as the Poppy Line, runs for over five miles along the coast, and up through the heathland. En route are three genuine Victorian stations. Sheringham Station features a Railway Shop and buffet. At Holt Station, the William Marriott Railway Museum (open Mar to Oct) is housed in a replica goods shed and tells the story of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway from its birth.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Ramps to trains, carriage converted for wheelchair access
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Feb-Mar and Nov, weekends; Feb half term, Apr-Oct, daily. Santa Specials in Dec
Also in the area
About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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