Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

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Aboard lovingly restored carriages hauled by vintage diesel we travel through Wigan and Leyland before we run via the ever-favourite journey up the Settle and Carlisle Railway. As we climb up through to Blea Moor we traverse the world famous Ribblehead viaduct before plunging into a tunnel for a pleasant run through Dentdale and onwards to Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, where our journey into Cumbria continues via the picturesque Eden Valley. See www.settle-carlisle.co.uk. From Carlisle we take the West Coast Mainline to Edinburgh running via the Borders and Beattock summit.

EDINBURGH: A break of up to 4 hours is enjoyed at a city that has something for everyone. For those who want to enjoy the sights there’s the world famous castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, grand architecture everywhere you turn, as well as an infinite selection of museums, art galleries and visitor attractions to suit all tastes.


PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning, a selection of pastries with coffee mid journey and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.

FIRST CLASS: First Class passengers will be served A selection of Tulip Muffins, Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the outward journdy and a savoury refreshment box followed by cake of the day and Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.

REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class and Premier Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Final Timings Outward Return
Southport 05:40 21:07
Burscough Bridge 05:56 20:52
Parbold 06:03 20:44
Wigan Wallgate 06:22 20:25
Leyland 07:04 19:42
Edinburgh 11:53 15:23