Bessingham Steam & Gardens has been a very popular destination for many years since Alan Bloom, a horticulturalist who had a fascination with steam engines, first opened the site. His love of the steam locomotive was clear to all that knew him and when visiting the site, you will discover it for yourself, as there is a selection of very impressive steam trains, which are in superb condition and working order. Take advantage of the four different railways here and enjoy relaxing trips throughout the gardens and into the woods where you may get the chance to see some of the wildlife that lives in the area. Once you’ve enjoyed a ride on the railways, head over to the exhibits and find out more about the different trains and how a steam engine works. If you would like some fresh air, take a calming stroll through the beautiful gardens and enjoy 20 acres of stunning landscaped magnificence, which also boasts a lovely array of varied wildlife from large birds to tiny insects.
The site is also home to the National Dad’s Army collection, which is a must see if you’ve ever been a fan of the hit television show. The collection includes a number of vehicles and other items, which were used on the show during filming. To get to this fabulous location from our luxury lodges, simply get onto the A143, which is just to the north of us and follow it west for about 30 miles, passing the popular town of Diss along the way. The journey will take you approximately 50 minutes by car but it’s definitely worth the trip.
This superb destination is not only fun but also very educational and it’s perfect no matter how young or old you may be.
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