The staff facilities block will be completed, along with a public viewing area.
Weybourne has long been considered a possible site for invasion, one reason being the deep water offshore. "He who would all England win, should at Weybourne Hope begin." During the Second World War defences were constructed around Weybourne as a part of British anti-invasion preparations of World War II. The beaches were blocked by landmines and extensive scaffolding barriers; further inland there were pillboxes, barbed wire entanglements, a long anti-tank ditch and other defences.
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A delightfully preserved country station which also houses our locomotive shed together with our carriage maintenance and restoration centre. A wedding licence has been granted to allow couples to get married at the station so you might even see a bride and groom alight from the train here!
The function room is available for private hire for any occasion. It seats up to 45 guests for lunch, dinner or buffet. For business meetings we can offer packages to suit your needs including free Wi-Fi and use of a projector. Free tea & coffee is included in the hire for business groups.
The Maltings Hotel, an original building of Norfolk flint dating to the 16th Century has been in the Mears’ family ownership for nearly 30 years. It is an ideal centre from which to visit a wealth of tourist attractions, such as Sandringham Estate, Blickling Hall, the Thursford Steam Collection, The North Norfolk Steam Railway and the Muckleburgh Military Collection. It is also a natural rest point for those walking the coastal path.
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Changes in government policy have led to the discontinuation of management of coastal erosion in North Norfolk.
Loved the place. Loved the people. Love to come back every year.
The Maltings does not currently operate a restaurant but we will be pleased to reserve a table for you at The Ship Inn, a short walk away. The Ship has an enviable reputation for food and booking is essential. Or book direct by telephoning 01263 588721.
The North Norfolk Railway would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their financial assistance with a large number of projects on the line, including the Weybourne shed extensions:
Function room // Located at the rear of the pub with a patio into the garden.
From Saturday 17th Sept - three nights £400 - sleeping 2 to 4. Come join the fun!
An attractive rural station about 1000 yards from the village centre. The station is signposted from the coast road, the turning is just opposite the church.
The Malting Hotel closes between the 15th December and 28th February each year.
We hold a fun monthly quiz throughout the year. Entry is £1 with 50% going towards nominated local charities and 50% going towards the prizes on the night. Dates for the year are: February 24th March 23rd April 27th May 25th June 29th July 27th August 24th September 28th October 26th November 23rd December 21st – Christmas quiz
We live on-site with our family and look forward to giving you a personal welcome, sharing our local knowledge, and ensuring that your stay in Weybourne is a happy and memorable one.
Another local attraction is the North Norfolk Railway which runs from Sheringham through Weybourne to Holt. Also known as the "Poppy Line", this well preserved steam railway cuts through the countryside to the east of Weybourne and passes through the carefully preserved country station, which also houses a locomotive shed with a carriage maintenance and restoration centre.
Over the winter of 2004/2005, the station was re-roofed and the canopy was replaced and cantilevered from the main station building. This returned the station to its original 1900 appearance. The gents' toilet has also recently been restored to its original condition and a disabled toilet has been installed.
There is no method of reaching the station by public transport, although the Stagecoach Norfolk Green 'Coasthopper' bus service runs through the village, as does Go-Ahead KonectBus service 22 'The Norfolk Coaster'.
On selected dates we operate Behind The Scenes Tours, taking passengers along the line in either our Diesel Multiple Unit or Diesel Railbus. At Weybourne guided tours are given of the locomotive and carriage and wagon sheds. Full details of these tours are available here.
Weybourne is a much filmed location. Amongst its major credits are:
Facilities at Weybourne consist of a small shop and buffet selling sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee etc. You can enjoy a cup of tea from the buffet and take advantage of the picnic area to watch the trains come and go. At weekends there is a bookshop selling a wide range of old railway books and magazines, together with railway videos and some CDs commemorating times past on the M&GN.
Unfortunately, except during some special events, the Yard is not normally open to members of the public. This is, regrettably, because of the high insurance costs together with current Health and Safety legislation. There is plenty to fall over and down!
There is limited space for parking, 15 cars, but the car park is normally closed during special events. There is ample parking at Holt station and a Council 'Pay and Display' car park at Sheringham.
A number of first class Golf courses are within easy reach with Sheringham (3 Miles), Cromer (8 Miles), Royal Norwich (25 Miles), Brancaster (30 Miles) and Hunstanton (38 Miles) from the Maltings. The Bird Sanctuaries of Cley Marshes and Titchwell are also close by.
The signal box is in operation during the Red and Yellow Timetables and for special events. At the discretion of the signalman on duty, passengers are sometimes welcome to view the interior of the box, which was originally at Holt.
November–May (excluding school holidays) we do great value, short–break packages:
these times may vary Monday-Sunday open all day 12-11pm Food served these times may vary Monday-Thursday 12-2.30pm & 5.30-8.30pm Friday & Saturday 12-2.30pm & 5.30-9pm Sunday 12-6pm
During the Second World War, Weybourne Camp was a highly secret site and was an Anti-Aircraft Artillery range. This, along with a complementary camp at Stiffkey, represented the main live firing training ranges for ACK-ACK Command in World War II. Here the Norfolk coastline became a controlled zone by the British forces. This controlled zone extended 10 km deep into the North Sea around Norfolk. Weybourne Camp was a vital part of this zone.
There is a shop, '’Weybourne Stores'’, and The Ship public house, which serves ales and hot food most lunchtimes and evenings. A few minutes walk from the village centre is the Maltings Hotel, which provides bar and restaurant meals as well as accommodation.
There are good views of the yard from the footbridge and the public footpath to Sheringham, which runs alongside the line.
Weybourne also had a watermill which can still be found on Beach Road.
The engine and carriage sheds have recently been doubled in size, which now allows the majority of work to be undertaken inside, away from the weather!
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We regret that the car parking at Weybourne Station will be severely restricted, whilst work to build a new Machine Shop takes place in the adjoining yard. This work has already started. We apologise for this restriction which arises from our continued drive to improve the facilities on the Railway.
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We have a variety of room types available all of which are individual and reflect the bygone character of the building. All are comfortably furnished with a colour TV and all come with either a bath or shower en suite.
The main station was built in 1900 although other structures, of the appropriate era, such as the signal box, waiting room and footbridge have been 'imported' from other locations. (BR, on the closure of the line, raised the station and track, apart from the main station building). Its main claim to fame is as the location of the 'Dad's Army' episode, Royal Train, although it is frequently used by other film makers and artists.
Indoor heated swimming pool, games room, well-equipped play area, mini gym, beauty room, and gardens (like a mini Centre Parcs, but with the seaside right next door – a homely alternative).