The Norwich Cathedral Express
Carnforth to Norwich
Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel
Carnforth to Norwich
Departs – Wednesday 27 September 2017
From Carnforth, Preston, Chorley, Horwich, Bolton, Manchester & Stockport.
Travelling within lovingly restored carriages and hauled by a vintage diesel engine after picking up across the West Coast and Lancashire we run via the picturesque Fens and into Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
NORWICH: A break of around 3 to 4 hours is requested in the well-known city of Norwich. The city's historic street layout is wonderfully haphazard, but there's no need to get lost, just look for the obvious landmarks – the spire of the majestic Norman Cathedral, the domineering castle on its tall mound and City Hall's clock tower (the 1930s building is based on one in Stockholm). If it's sights and attractions you're after, then Norwich doesn't disappoint. The city has the largest undercover market in Europe, many museums and theatres, ancient pubs, cobbled streets such as Elm Hill, Timber Hill and Tombland (not what you think – the name derives from the Saxon word for an open space), ancient buildings such as St Andrew's Hall, half-timbered houses such as Dragon Hall, The Guildhall and Strangers' Hall, the Art Nouveau delight of the 1899 Royal Arcade, a jumble of medieval lanes and a delightful riverside along the winding Wensum. Here you'll come across picturesque Pull's Ferry, a 17th century flint house named after the last ferryman to work this stretch of the river. Open six days a week, Norwich Market is a vibrant riot of colour and commotion that's surrounded by some of the city's great historic buildings, including the flint 15th century Guildhall.
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: Outward Journey: Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas served with warm Danish pastries. Return Journey: Warm vegetable & cheese tartlet together with chunky coleslaw salad, Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas served with Trio of cakes and fancies.
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