North Norfolk Railway (The Poppy Line)

“Take a trip into the past at this beautiful volunteer-run railway.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Sheringham, Norfolk

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Running from Holt to Sheringham, the North Norfolk Railway continues the tradition of rail that began in 1844 when the passenger railway first opened. Today a group of passionate volunteers run a number of beautifully preserved engines up and down the line, but you don't have to just be a passenger. A number of experiences are available where you can work the signals or even drive the train.

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North Norfolk Railway (The Poppy Line)
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, SHERINGHAM, Norfolk, NR26 8RA


About the area

Discover Norfolk

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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