In the News, April

By webcoreadmin On April 12, 2012 · Add Comment · In the News, April

A Norfolk tourist attraction has defied the downturn – and cashed in on staycations – by reporting a record year of visitors.

Visit the Poppy Line stay at www.barnandbeach/beachview

In 2011, North Norfolk Railway carried more than 150,000 people for the first time in a single year. The final figure of 150,497 was 5pc up on 2010, which was itself 13pc up on 2009.

The figures are thought to be partly down to the growing numbers of people who are opting to save their money by taking holidays in the UK or having a series of short, local breaks.

North Norfolk Railway is based behind Sheringham’s Station Car Park, with steam trains running along a 10-mile track via Weybourne to Holt.

Director of marketing Colin Borg said: “Coming on top of a 13pc increase in 2010, the record result is a tribute to our volunteers who operated an intensive programme of services and special events throughout the year.

“It emphasises the importance of the Poppy Line to the tourist economy of North Norfolk.”


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