The Stratford Flyer 1

The Stratford Flyer 1

Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

Southport to Stratford upon Avon
Departs – Wednesday 08 May 2019

From Southport, Burscough, Parbold and Wigan.

Stratford-upon-Avon is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a very popular destination. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage and gardens.

All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town, making access easy - especially so with the station being just a short walk from the town centre.

However, there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber-framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning with complimentary Bucks Fizz 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 freshly brewed coffee, fine teas and biscuits on both the outward journey and the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge (std class only) 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 07.26 21.24
Burscough Bridge 07.41 21.07
Parbold 07.49 20.58
Wigan Wallgate 08.14 20.43
Stratford upon Avon 12.07 16.46