Christmas Dining Experience
Steam Hauled Vintage Carriages
Lancaster – Sunday 25th Nov, 2nd and 9th Dec 2018 - Seats Available
Carnforth & Lancaster – Sunday 16th December 2018 - Sold Out
What better way to start the countdown to this years festive season than to join us on board our Christmas train, relax in our lavishly furnished Mk1 and Mk2 vintage carriages, some of which represent the oldest working carriages in operation today. These traditional carriages will be hauled Lancaster by one of the oldest steam engines in service today, re-live a bygone era at the same time breath deep and witness the wonderful countryside from your very own picture window.
- A spectacular round trip in vintage First Class carriages.
- Welcome glass of Champagne.
- A superb four course festive lunch.
- Half bottle of wine.
- Click here to view sample menu.
£199 per person
25th Nov, 2nd & 9th Dec
The trip is a circular route picking up passengers in Lancaster. The train heads north along the coast line through Bolton-le-Sands and Carnforth, before passing over River Bela. From here we travel along the edge of The Lake District on our approach towards Oxenholme. Continuing north, we then head for Carlisle. Passing through the magnificent scenery of the North Pennies to the West, we can enjoy the smells and sounds of the steam locomotive. Here we pass through Penrith and Upperby Bridge junction and follow River Petteril which runs through Cumbria. Finally we reach Petteril Bridge junction before turning to head south back through the dramatic countryside and arriving back at Lancaster.
The trip is a circular route picking up passengers in Lancaster and Carnforth. The train heads east along the Keer Valley crossing the Lune Valley and into the hills towards Wennington. From here we travel along the edge of the Forest of Bowland and through the unmanned Bentham Station. Continuing easterly we head for Clapham, through dramatic scenery with the Yorkshire Dales to the north and the Forest of Bowland to the south we continue up through the Valley of the River Wenning before heading south to Giggleswick and down to Settle Junction. Following along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park we arrive at Hellifield before turning to head along the Ribble Valley and on to Clitheroe.
From Clitheroe we continue south across the 48 arch viaduct at Whalley towards Blackburn. Leaving Blackburn on a westerly route we head along open countryside through Cheery Tree, Farrington Curve and Bamber Bridge and on to Preston. From Preston we head back to Lancaster.