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The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

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A lovely way to spend the day.

If you are looking for a leisure day then don't miss a trip from Wells to Walsingham on the light... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johndavid F
Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom

Had to be done, rally enjoyed our visor to Wallsingham, hadn't realised it was the English... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coalport, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We had a wonderful trip on the miniature railway which runs for about 4 miles across wide open Norfolk country. The train consists of three types of carriages - enclosed, open and covered. You can decide which to use depending upon the weather! Our family...More

4  Thank Ian L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Late cramped uncomfortable and just a view of an embankment.... Walsingham dull as you can get as well...

3  Thank mark h
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All reviews return journey norfolk countryside open carriage steam engine great trip train trip closed carriages standard gauge signal box narrow gauge train takes enjoyable journey fairy houses farm shop lovely countryside wild flowers about half an hour
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a leisure day then don't miss a trip from Wells to Walsingham on the light railway and spend the afternoon exploring Walsingham after a superb lunch and a bottle of wine to relax.

Thank Johndavid F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to be done, rally enjoyed our visor to Wallsingham, hadn't realised it was the English 'Nazareth'. Did the Pilgrim walk and visited the retreat - a great place.

Thank suewarnock1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a delightful little railway...it takes 30 minutes to get from Wells to Walsingham (and obviously the same for the return journey). It has open and closed carriages and as the weather was so hot and sunny...we sat outside. The scenery was stunning...made all the...More

1  Thank Citytraveller38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With plenty of preserved and narrow guage railways in the area the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is carving a niche for itself as the Enchanted Railway. I arrived at Wells station a short while before the train to Walsingham arrived and there is an...More

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I visited the railway with six friends, we started at Walsingham and were not disappointed!we had a proper return ticket and caught the 11.15 flyer to Wells, the journey takes thirty minutes but I didn’t want it to end!we journied through brilliant countryside past old...More

Thank keithbW7084QR
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great way too spend a couple of hours.Lovely Staff and great scenery.Weather was good.No sure if it rains.😎

Thank Exploration770888
Reviewed 29 September 2018

we enjoyed the not very comfortable train ride, its quaint. Often the views are not great but its an event not to be missed.

Thank RJandJBW
Reviewed 28 September 2018

My 2 year old daughter absolutely loves trains so this seemed like a novel way of travelling to Wells. We hopped on the train in Walsingham and she thoroughly enjoyed the full half an hour journey - they have laid out "fairy houses" and trolls...More

Thank melawhite
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went one way on this (it was full on the way out so hubby drove us to Walsingham and daughter and I got it back to Wells). As it was the school holidays it had an enchanted fairy theme and we...More

Thank Sarah Louise R
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Enjoyed our return trip to Walsingham on this train. Potters along a track between Wells and Walsingham through some lovely countryside at a sedate pace. The staff were great and obviously passionate about this little piece of history.

Thank IndianaEssex
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10 October 2018|
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Response from Ken J | Reviewed this property |
It's about 5 miles. There is no footpath along the line so you would need to come back along local roads or other footpaths
10 September 2018|
Response from Ken J | Reviewed this property |
Children 4 years of age, carers and dogs (if room) travel for free
Caroline K
26 June 2016|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
Wisbech to the railway at Wells-Next-The-Sea is 1 hour 23 minutes. Also allow 15 minutes for the Hardwick roundabout at King's Lynn which can be a nightmare in summer.