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Northern Belle Luxury Train Trip

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Excursion name
Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey (PRIVATE TABLES HAVE SOLD OUT) (ref:5157)
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Chester
Departure date
Sat 23rd Apr 2022
Number of passengers
Preferred table type (2 passengers only)
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Excursion: Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey (PRIVATE TABLES HAVE SOLD OUT)
Departure Date: Sat 23/04/2022
Departs from: Chester
Departure Time (Approximately): 09:10
Return Time (Approximately): 19:30

Excursion Info: THE JOURNEY
The Northern Belle will steam majestically off towards the spectacular 72-mile Settle-Carlisle line. Painstakingly hewn out of the North Pennine moors and Yorkshire Dales during the 1870s by an army of 6,000 navvies, this has been voted number two in a list of “The World’s 10 Greatest Train Journeys”.

“Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder, Shovelling white steam over her shoulder” (to quote W H Auden’s famous “Night Mail poem), we will race through picturesque Appleby before working hard to reach the top of Ais Gill (1,169ft, 356m). Then the Northern Belle drops down to Garsdale until eventually – “Snorting noisily as she passes, Silent miles of wind-bent grasses” – she steams into Settle.

On the way, we will have plunged through 14 tunnels, including the 1.5mile (2404m) long Blea Moor Tunnel, and crossed 22 viaducts, notably the magnificent 24-arch, quarter-mile (402m) long and 104ft (32m) high one at Ribblehead.

Finally after reaching the pretty little town of Hellifield, we head west through Blackburn and back to Preston. Our trip may be over, but we will have memories to last a lifetime.

The journey will be steam hauled from Carnforth - Carlisle - Settle - Preston.

INCLUDED
• Spectacular scenic journey by steam over the Settle & Carlisle line.
• Welcome sparkling Bellini reception
• Delightful brunch on the outward journey
• Morning tea and coffee
• Time to explore Carlisle at leisure / Photograph the Engine.
• Champagne reception back on board
• Sumptuous Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hote menu including an award • winning cheese board
• Complementary bottle of wine per couple
• Tea, coffee and petit fours

Please note that the prices listed are from prices, and may change. All dates are subject to availability. Discounts are available for groups of four or more.

You may share a table with other participants. A guaranteed table for 2 people can sometimes be reserved at an extra cost (generally £90 per couple), please request this in the "additional information" box.

The train is not suitable for wheelchair users. A wheelchair can be stored on board (if foldable), but can't be used on the train. Please note: Train tickets are dispatched 5-7 days prior to departure.

3 other excursions departing on Sat 23/04/2022:

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey (PRIVATE TABLES HAVE SOLD OUT) from Shrewsbury onboard the Northern Belle

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey (PRIVATE TABLES HAVE SOLD OUT) from Telford onboard the Northern Belle

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey (PRIVATE TABLES HAVE SOLD OUT) from Wrexham onboard the Northern Belle

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