Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
The railway covers the four miles between Wells and the neighbouring village of Walsingham, and is the longest ten-and-a-quarter inch gauge track in the world. The line passes through some very attractive countryside, particularly noted for its wild flowers and butterflies. This is the home of the unique Garratt steam locomotive specially built for this line; two Garratt locos are now in service. A former Great Eastern Railways signal box is used as a tearoom at Wells.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- No ramp access onto trains, passengers must be able to step into carriage
- Facilities: Disabled visitors can ride on train, wheelchairs can be carried
- Opening Times: Open Good Fri-end Oct, daily
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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