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Northern Belle Luxury Train Trip

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Excursion name
Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion (ref:5457)
Departure name
Chester
Departure date
Wed 21st Sep 2022
Number of passengers
Preferred table type (2 passengers only)
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Excursion: Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion
Departure Date: Wed 21/09/2022
Departs from: Chester
Departure Time (Approximately): 08:50
Return Time (Approximately): 21:10

Excursion Info: Your journey begins as you are welcomed aboard the Northern Belle by your steward,who escorts you to your seat. Settle in, relax and enjoy a sparkling bellini and three course brunch as the train travels to Wales.

On arrival at Cardiff it is a short walk to the Castle which lies the other side of the famous Principality Stadium and at the heart of the cities shopping district.

Step back in time as you discover the many layers of history at Cardiff Castle with over 2000 years of history from the Romans, the Norman keep built by William the Conquerer upto the Marquess of Bute in the Victorian era who converted the castle to incorporate a Gothic Mansion built with his enormous wealth.

Marvel at the ornate rooms within the Mansion including the Arab Room, the banqueting hall and bibliophile or Marquess's library.

Back aboard the train enjoy a sparkling glass of champagne as you sink back into your seat. Enjoy the ever changing views from your window as the train wend its way home. A delicious five course dinner is served with specially selected wine to round off this day of discovery.

INCLUDED
• Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
• Welcome drink a sparkling Bellini Cocktail
• Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
• Morning tea and coffee
• Visit to Cardiff Castle & Free time at leisure. (Short walk with guides from station to Castle)
• Champagne reception back on board
• Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d'hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
• A 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 form opposite.

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.

5 other excursions departing on Wed 21/09/2022:

Cardiff at Leisure from Chester onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff at Leisure from Crewe onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion from Crewe onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff at Leisure from Preston onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion from Preston onboard the Northern Belle

6 other journeys departing from Chester:

Cardiff at Leisure departing Wed 21/09/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Historic Bath at Christmas - Shopping & Sightseeing departing Sun 27/11/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Historic Roman Baths departing Sun 27/11/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Christmas Lunch departing Mon 12/12/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey - One of The World's Most Scenic departing Sat 22/04/2023 onboard the Northern Belle

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey - One of The World's Most Scenic departing Sat 23/09/2023 onboard the Northern Belle

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Northern Belle Brief Encounter Afternoon Tea Luxury Train Journey Hi Marc
Just to say it has been a wonderful day. Nothing to fault from the first contact with you right up to getting off tonight. All the staff were an absolute credit to the company. We will certainly be back in 2018.
Thank you :) Gillian

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