A Norfolk railway line has scooped national recognition after being named one of the UK's most scenic.

TimeOut magazine has released its list of the 11 most scenic train journeys with north Norfolk's Poppy Line being named second.

The five-and-a-half-mile heritage line runs along the Sheringham coastline before turning inland through the countryside between Weybourne and Holt.

Last week the railway opened its bookings for the year, with the introduction of comedy dining nights as well as sausage and mash trains.

Eastern Daily Press: The railways hosts a range of events from 'rails and ales' to 'Hallowsteam'The railways hosts a range of events from 'rails and ales' to 'Hallowsteam' (Image: North Norfolk Railway)

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The TimeOut article said: "We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, but north Norfolk might just be the most underrated part of England.

"The entire coast is an absolute delight, filled with gorgeous seaside villages and a very real sense of charm, and the so-called ‘Poppy Line’ is an adorable way to explore it."

The steam trains have been running on the line since 1887, with a brief 11-year closure in 1964.

Assistant commercial manager Hannah Drury said: “We’re looking forward to our 2024 season, especially with the addition of two new services and an increase in cream tea trains too."