The Poppy Line North Norfolk

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Poppy Line Steam Railway, Holt

The Poppy Line Steam Railway is a heritage railway located in Holt, North Norfolk. It offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the magic of steam trains, while enjoying stunning views of the North Norfolk countryside. Here’s what you need to know about the Poppy Line Steam Railway:

  • History: The Poppy Line Steam Railway was originally a branch line of the Great Eastern Railway, connecting Sheringham to Holt. It was closed in the 1960s, but was later restored and reopened as a heritage railway.

  • Rides: The Poppy Line Steam Railway offers regular steam train rides, giving visitors the chance to experience the sights and sounds of steam travel. The train rides take you through the picturesque North Norfolk countryside, offering stunning views of the coast and countryside.

  • Attractions: In addition to the train rides, the Poppy Line Steam Railway offers a range of other attractions, including a museum, a picnic area, and a gift shop.

  • Special events: The Poppy Line Steam Railway also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including steam galas, themed train rides, and family-friendly activities including their Santa Special.

Whether you’re a train enthusiast or just looking for a unique day out, the Poppy Line Steam Railway is a must-visit destination. So why not come and experience the magic of steam travel, and take a step back in time on this beautiful heritage railway.

Railway stations are in Holt and Sheringham 

Telephone North Norfolk Railway: 01263 820800

Holt station is just outside Holt and is signposted off the A148 . Postcode for satnav is NR25 6AJ

Sheringham station is in the centre of the town. Postcode for satnav is NR26 8RA

There is also a smaller station at Weybourne. If you want the full experience go from Holt to Sheringham or vice versa. Plenty of parking at both ends. Only very limited parking in Weybourne.

Our recommendation would be if you are doing it with children, to go from Holt to Sheringham and then you can explore Sheringham which is a traditional seaside town with lots of shops and buzz, a nice beach, plus great fish and chop shops and ice cream parlours.  The trains are now dog friendly and a ticket for your dog is £3.