Aylsham is a delightful market town nestled into the North Norfolk countryside.  As with many of the other market towns in the county, the weaving  brought prosperity in medieval times.  Linen was the most important cloth woven until the 15th century.  After a gradual decline, wool took over and continued until the industrial revolution.  

Agriculture, grain and timber then became the main trades.  The Aylsham market which came into being in the 13th century is still a major draw today. 

The high street boasts lovely shops and the market square not only offers the visitor great pubs and restaurants but also a chance to admire the georgian architecture.

Blickling Hall, Felbrigg and Wolterton Hall are all within easy reach, so town life can easily be swapped out for a Grand House in the country.

Browse the listings below to find restaurants, pubs, cafes, farmers markets and family activities in Aylsham, not to mention self catering holiday properties, bed and breakfast establishments, cottages, pet friendly accommodation together with camping, touring, glamping and caravan parks in Aylsham

Poppyland Cottages
Eight individual properties in unspoilt rural North Norfolk offering the very best in self catering luxury holidays
Mince Pie Specials
Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger!
Aylsham Show at Blickling
Aylsham Show
So much to see and do for the whole family on August Bank Holiday Monday. 26th August
The Black Boys Hotel
A historic restaurant, hotel and pub in a historic town
Easter Eggspress
Hop on board the Easter Eggspress over the Easter school holidays, for an “eggciting” day out for all the family. FREE Easter Egg for each child when completing our Easter trail.
Bure Valley Railway Feb Half Term
Teddy Bear Express! Children Go Free During February Half-Term
The New Forge
Offering a fusion of Thai and English menus along with a warm welcome and comfortable feature bar The New Forge is the perfect place to relax and dine with family and friends
Bure Valley Railway
All aboard for the scenic journey through Norfolk's countryside.
Volunteer Open Days
Fancy becoming a volunteer? Our recruitment team will be on hand to discuss all of the roles that keep our railway running . There will also be a chance to drive a steam engine.
BVR Fathers Day
Take Dad for a special train and lunch package on Fathers Day. Experience a nostalgic journey by steam through nine miles of Norfolk countryside
Classic Ibiza at Blickling Hall
Classic Ibiza '19
'Classic Ibiza' at Blickling Hall on the 19th August 2018. Book your tickets now!
Mothers VIP Day
Take Mum out for a special VIP Mothers Day on the Bure Valley Railway for lunch and so much more 22nd March 2020
Tinsmith's House
Beautifully converted historical building in Aylsham offering luxury bed and breakfast in the heart of North Norfolk
Model Rail Express
Aylsham Model Railway Exhibition in partnership with the Bure Valley Railway. Transfer to exhibition with FREE Routemaster Bus from the Aylsham Station
BVR Festive Express
Hop on board one of our Festive Express steam trains this December. Enjoy a 1 hour experience from our Aylsham Station including festive treats, a 30 minute steam train ride and a visit to see Santa i...
Heritage Centre
If you want to find out the history of Aylsham then visit the Aylsham Heritage Centre.
The Bucks
Adjacent to Ann Bolyen's old home Blickling Hall, The Bucks is a traditional 17th century former coaching inn.
The Walpole Arms
The Walpole Arms
Rustic 18th-century pub with wood pillars, exposed brickwork and beer garden, serving British fare.
Berries and Steam
A taste of British summer awaits our visitors in July. Enjoy a nostalgic journey by steam with a traditional summer treat of strawberries and cream. Weekends Only