Saturday 20th July 2019

Flying Scotsman - The Gala Dinner


The Experience

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Experience the epitome of rail travel with this fantastic journey of a lifetime. Enjoy dinner with a unique opportunity to travel behind the world's most famous and favourite locomotive in the ultimate style and glamour of the Northern Belle carriages.

Embrace the Golden Age of Steam with all the modern day luxuries - fine wine, innovative cuisine and elegant entertainment, all under the care of your liveried steward.

Your journey begins with a glass of Grand Marque champagne to toast the evening ahead. Once settled into your plush armchair in one of our stylish dining carriages the first of seven delectable courses is served. 

Our journey includes a stop at Carnforth station; now restored to its 1940's glory and the setting for the iconic film Brief Encounter. Enjoy a dance on the platform accompanied by our house band, share a kiss under the famous station clock and enjoy photo opportunities with our national treasure - the Flying Scotsman. Alternatively stay onboard and enjoy all the fun and frivolity from the comfort of your seat.

After your very own Brief Encounter at one of Lancashire's most picturesque stations, our journey and gastronomic feast continues. Our resident musicians and house magician will be joined by some very special guests to help make the evening go with a swing.

Make memories to last a lifetime on this very special night.


  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Seven-course dinner: British seasonal table d'hôte menu
  • A short stop of approximately 20 to 30 minutes at Carnforth station.
  • Onboard entertainment
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours


A remarkable feat of engineering and a National Treasure. Originally built in Doncaster in 1923 and numbered 1472 this fabulous engine has captured the imagination of generations. In 1924 it was renumbered 4472 and renamed "Flying Scotsman" after the London to Edinburgh rail service. A double record breaker - this engine was the first to travel non stop from London to Edinburgh in 1928 and in 1934 the first to reach 100mph. After a colourful history and many changes in ownership the engine was lovingly and painstakingly restored by Riley & Son (E) Limited and is now a working exhibit at the National Rail Museum, York. 

£ 395.00 Per Passenger

Manchester Victoria Station

Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

The Northern Belle Experience

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Fine Dining On Board

James Martin

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