The World’s Smallest Public Railway – Norfolk
The World’s Smallest Public Railway – Norfolk

The World’s Smallest Public Railway – Norfolk

All aboard! Funstackers if you’re passionate about railways, you’re in for a treat with this popular attraction! Enjoy a big day out on the world’s smallest public railway with a journey on the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway. Built on the longest 10¼” narrow gauge the railway runs from the bustling seaside and harbour town of Wells to the picturesque village of Walsingham on the banks of the River Stiffkey.

Where can I find The World's Smallest Railway?

The line starts at Wells Station, on the A149 coast road just south of the town, approximately ½ mile (0.80 km) south of the original Wells railway station. Wells Station is clearly signposted on the Stiffkey Road just to the east of Wells-next-the-Sea, Egmere Road at Walsingham.

Enjoy the wonderful 4-mile (6.44 km) journey through the Norfolk countryside. The ride takes around 30 minutes each way, and well-behaved dogs may sit at their owners’ feet on the train for free. On arrival, you are given ample time to have a potter around Walsingham, which is famous as a centre of pilgrimage and has restaurants, shops, pubs, and cafes to get a spot for lunch or supper and visit the famous National Shrine of ‘Our Lady’.

  • Trains run daily between March and November, with additional services over the Christmas holiday and February half term, with trains departing hourly from 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Free Car Parking with Ample Space for coaches as well
  • Tearoom, Gift Shop, Play Area, gallery and crafts studio
  • The full history of the Wells and Walsingham Railway is provided in a specially prepared guidebook
  • Adults: £7.50- £9.00, Under 16s: £5.50 – £7.00.
  • Children 4 and under travel for free!

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