Northern Belle Train
Great Britain is the focus for the Northern Belle train which travels year-round around the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, offering guests great days out to classic cities like York, Edinburgh and Chester as well as visits to popular events such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot. The Northern Belle was previously part of the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express group so expect a great dining experience and five-star food. Get on board, enjoy the views from the picture windows and enjoy your special day trip on one of Great Britain’s finest trains.
Prices from: £210
Departing from: Various locations around the UK including East Anglia; the Midlands; Yorkshire; Scotland; Wales
Journey length: 1 day
Northern Belle routes
The Northern Belle offers guests the chance to experience the luxury of this very special train on either train-only journeys like the popular Classic Afternoon Tea and Murder Mystery lunch trips or train and excursion packages too. For example, the company offers guests a day trip from Midland railway stations to Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth (with a 90-minute cruise on the Firth of Forth) for £370. You can also visit famous sites like Chatsworth House and Scone Palace too. Popular annual events form part of their timetable too with trips on the train combined with visits to events like the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot.
The Northern Belle train
Each of the six Northern Belle carriages bears the name of a great British Castle or stately home and you’ll instantly be transported back to the 1930s as each carriage has been expertly furnished and restored with care by some of the country’s top crafts people, muralists and mosaic artists. After meals you are encouraged to move around the carriages so you can see the splendour of the whole train. If you’re thinking of booking for a special occasion, you can reserve a private table for two, for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.
Why we love it
A trip on the Northern Belle offers guests the chance to get dressed up and enjoy some fine British food and drink in opulent surroundings. Whether you have booked to have a Classic Afternoon Tea, Sunday lunch or a gastronomic five or seven course dinner, you will experience five-star cooking and some delicious dishes paired with great wine and champagne. All trips are fully inclusive of the food and drink on board and also entry to whatever event or attraction you have booked for.