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very best aboard the Northern Belle train

Our mission is simple; to exceed our guests' expectations. We are constantly striving to improve the experience, make special memories for our passengers & operate the most luxurious train.


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The experience that comes to life on the Northern Belle is like no other. With exquisitely decorated carriages, sumptuous cuisine and liveried stewards each journey is as exciting as its destination. As well as conjuring up the past, our exciting trips are a celebration of the present.

From lavish five-course dinners to effervescent afternoon teas, these specially curated journeys combine the magic of rail travel with exceptional cuisine.

Whatever you choose to do, there really is no finer way to enjoy this green and pleasant land than travelling aboard the vintage carriages of the Northern Belle.

The epitome of luxury and elegance.

Beyond the world of ordinary first-class there has been an almost secret world. Since the dawn of railways there has existed a world of private luxury trains and only a handful remain. The Northern Belle is one such Train, and the most luxurious, carefully restored to its former glory by the Venice Simplon-Orient Express. Welcome to our world.

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Gather friends and family and embrace the glamour of 1930’s train travel whilst enjoying a fine dining experience aboard our beautiful train.

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We had a fantastic day on the Northern Belle from Chester to Carlisle today. Chris and Glen who looked after us in the Amber carriage were AMAZING! We didn't stop smiling from the moment we got onboard!

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Having just travelled I must congratulate all your staff involved for the excellent organisation and presentation of the meals, the friendliness and helpfulness of your on-board staff and would appreciate if you would pass on my thanks to all. Having travelled with you before we are certainly looking forward to our next trip, once again many thanks.

Mr Beck

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Had the most wonderful day on board the Northern Belle last Sunday to Bodnant Gardens & Conwy Castle, with my husband - we were married last month which made our day even more special. The staff were very attentive & ensured everyone were very looked after, being greeted with a glass of Belini as we boarded the train, melon with blueberries & yoghurt, a beautiful cooked breakfast followed by pastries, a glass of Belini, evening dinner served with a pre-ordered bottle of wine, a glass of Champagne, with tea & coffee served to us throughout the day. Despite it being a very hot day we had a super time and we are already planning another trip for a future date. Thank you Northern Belle ❤️

Mrs Parkinson

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I booked the journey to Llandudno on Sunday 18th July 2021, for the first time & picked up the train in Huddersfield. This is just to let you know that despite the heat & problems caused by the weather & the fact only one kitchen was working on the Belle, it was one of the most enjoyable experience we have had. From being greeted by your staff until we returned by your staff at 7:25, everyone was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and even though we did not have the full 5 course meal on the way back (due to boiler) the alternative was not a disappointment. I can honestly say this will not be our last trip.

Mrs Smith

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I can’t put into words how fantastic a day we had from the moment we were on board. From the sumptuous, luxurious surroundings to the mouth-watering food and drink, the beautiful scenery and most importantly the friendly, courteous and attentive and hardworking staff who made us feel so special. It was an experience of a lifetime.

Mrs Macdonald

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The whole experience has been excellent, from booking through to the trip itself. On board staff were friendly and attentive without being over bearing. We will certainly be travelling again and have already recommended it to two friends who will be booking also. Food, staff the whole experience was excellent.

Mr James

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I booked this trip as a surprise for my parents. My Dad used to work on the railway and never dreamed he would be travelling on the Northern Belle in his lifetime. This was literally a dream come true. I hadn't seen him and mum so happy for years. Thank you to all involved for making the day so special.

Mr Jackson

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Thank you for a wonderful trip. As always the staff attentive and all our needs were catered for. The entertainment was excellent and nice to be welcomed back. Keep up the excellent service.

Miss Blenkinsop

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I had the most wonderful experience and I would like to particularly thank the staff for making mum and I feel like royalty for the day. It was certainly a day to remember and we will be returning sometime for another trip. We have recommended to so many of our friends

Mrs Sellick

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Everything is out of this world - everyone is so lovely from the initial contact at the booking line through to everyone on the train. A truly magical experience

Mrs Lewis

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The quality of the service on the train was impeccable as usual with the staff well informed, polite and helpful. The food was tasty, hot and decent sized portions and well presented. The carriages are stylish and very clean. The distancing and cleanliness practices were well thought out but not obtrusive. We will be travelling with Northern Belle again.

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What an amazing day. We have just returned from a day trip to torquay from Swansea on the Northern Belle (Belvoir carriage). We were in the absolutely amazing, attentive hands of Paul, Georgina and Thomas and of course the wonderful chef and the lovely lady, who kept our carriage sterile and clean. Everything about the trip and our food was outstanding. We are already planning another trip in the very near future. Thank you to all involved.


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Well... what a fantastic experience. From the moment we stepped on board to when we left early evening we were treated to one of the most memorable days ever. The staff were most friendly, helpful and welcoming, the food was 'out of this world' and the train interior was luxurious. In our opinion this was worth every penny and we would definitely consider doing something like this again


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PERFECT. As an Office Manager that is involved in events and manage expectation - basically a control freak - from the actual booking, menu changes and the actual day could not have been any better. Clearly you have done this before as being welcomed by name to our seats and the waiting staff were so kind and nothing was too much trouble - we had Barry - was such a good laugh and I even got a hug from him - we certainly seemed to hit it off. Please don't change a thing - now what else can I celebrate?!

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