Discover Norfolk by rail with Greater Anglia in May

Published on: Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Last updated: Wednesday, 1 May 2024

 The North Norfolk Railway station platform, where a Classic Sitcom Weekend is being held this month

Above: The North Norfolk Railway station platform, where a Classic Sitcom Weekend is being held this month. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and explore Norfolk by train this month with a range of discounts.

To make it easier and even more convenient to travel by train, Greater Anglia has several great value fares available such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and the Family & Friends Railcard.

You can save a small fortune on parking when you travel by train and avoid queues of traffic in the county’s tourist hot spots.

Here are some of the events happening in Norfolk in May which are accessible by train:

North Norfolk Railway Classic Sitcom Weekend featuring Dad’s Army Live

Take the train to Sheringham to find the heritage North Norfolk Railway directly opposite the station. From 4-6 May the Dad’s Army Museum joins the North Norfolk Railway to celebrate the popular series.

Folk On The Pier, Cromer

Fondly known as ‘the best gig on the North Sea, the event attracts a plethora of well-known and up-and-coming folk, folk-rock, and acoustic artists from across the UK and takes place at Cromer Pier from 10-12 May. See Folk on the Pier website for more details.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Greater Anglia has a long history of partnering with the Festival as travel sponsor. From 10 – 26 May the festival transforms Norwich and Norfolk’s public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience brilliant and inspirational events with artists from the region and around the world. See Norfolk and Norwich Festival website for the full line up

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

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