Steam Event In Norfolk

Saturday 3rd October, 2020  -  Sunday 4th October, 2020 Weekend Steam Event October, Norfolk No comments yet.

About the Home Fleet Running Weekend

Along the northwestern coast of England is the beautiful agrarian countryside of Norfolk. Nestled along the coast is the beautiful town of Sheringham. In this serene setting, the North Norfolk Railway celebrates the end of the regular season with the Home Fleet Weekend.

Everything they have rolls, every engine, every carriage. Special events like these offer visitors and riders the opportunity to experience the vintage life of steam-powered trains carrying passengers. The original Yarmouth and Norwich railway opened in 1844 for passenger service. When it closed in 1959, the North Norfolk Railway took over operations from Sheringham to Holt. The heritage railway has been running strong ever since.

The railway offers 3 exquisitely restored and preserved or restored stops along the route. Starting in Sheringham, ride through the coastal countryside to Weybourne. While there, visit the Muckleburgh Military Collection, the largest privately held museum of its kind in England. A small cafe and shop are open on event days. Then travel up the line to Holt where riders can visit the Railway Institute and Railway Cottage, as well as check out the William Marriot Museum.

Before leaving Sheringham, or after returning, visit the souvenir shop and children’s play area. In nearby Comer is the Amazona Zoo, housing a collection of rare South American animals not customarily seen England. Take the dog for a stroll along the Sheringham Beach or visit the seaside Sheringham Museum.

North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway partners with Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society to sponsor the event. And bring your well-behaved dog on its lead.

Entry To The Event

Prices for adults (16+) are £14, Seniors £13, Children (3-15) £10, children under 3 are free with an adult, and Rover (your dog) or your bicycle, £2. A wide variety of alternative options are available for visitors interested in expanding their visit with behind the scenes experiences and education. Check out their website and inquire there about these exciting opportunities.

Somewhere to Stay in Norfolk

The towns of Cromer and Sheringham have long been get-away vacation destinations and many accommodations are available. For the campers and caravanners, continue up the road to Weybourne, where a number of quaint and quiet campgrounds are available. The Links Country Park Hotel is less than 3 miles from Sheringham and offers a long list of exquisite amenities. For the youthful adventurers on a tight budget, YHA Sheringham offers budget hostel accommodations for those seeking the exploration of the north country.

Getting To Sheringham Station

Ride the train to the train on East Anglia line to Sheringham. The stations adjoin. Or ride the bus from Norwich or Cromer or many other places directly to the NNR station in Sheringham. Driving from Norwich use the A140 north to Cromer. There the road becomes Norwich Road and bends into Church Street. Turn right at Prince of Wales Street. Go about 2-blocks to Runton Road (A149), which becomes Cromer Road, to the roundabout at Sheringham. Go around the roundabout and exit into town. The station is a little way up on the left.

Other Things To Do Around Sheringham

If you are in the area anyway, between Sheringham and Cromer is Felbrigg Hall Gardens and Estate. This 15th-century mansion is positioned on a vast parcel of wooded land with a lake. Stroll through the grounds or tour the beautiful mansion full of art and other exhibits.

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It’s all-out for the fall closing, everything that rolls will run. Come up to Sheringham and check out the Home Fleet Weekend event on the North Norfolk Railway.


When is the next Home Fleet Running Weekend?

The Home Fleet Running Weekend is planned to take place at Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, Saturday 3rd October, 2020. This is a Weekend Steam Event.

Sheringham Station
Station Approach
NR26 8RA

North Norfolk Railway
01263 820 800

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