Friday 26th November 2021

Historic Lincoln - Festive Shopping & Sightseeing

Newcastle, Durham, Darlington

The Experience

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Our journey will take you to the city of Lincoln, in the East Midlands of England. This ancient city has Iron Age origins with layers of Roman and medieval history in abundance. It’s a delight to stroll around its cobbled streets to discover this historic gem.

Your journey begins as your steward welcomes you aboard the Northern Belle to your comfortable armchair seat. Elegant tables laid with starched tablecloths, uniquely branded silverware and highly polished glasses complement the luxurious carriages.

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled in, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you travel towards Lincolnshire. In the care of your steward, sit back and relax in the convivial atmosphere, enjoying the views from your window. On the Northern Belle, the journey is as exciting as the destination.

On arrival at Lincoln station it’s a short walk up to the central Cathedral and castle area. Comfortable walking shoes are advised for this excursion.

Find all of your favourite brands in the heart of Lincoln on the High Street. With over 300 shops and restaurants spread throughout the centre of the city, the High Street forms the central street of Lincoln's retail experience.  Lincoln's independent shops and boutiques in the Cathedral Quarter also offer a unique shopping experience perfect for festive shopping.

 

The city's landmarks include Lincoln Cathedral an example of English Gothic architecture and the tallest building in the world for over 200 years.

Nearby the 11th-century Norman Lincoln Castle houses a Victorian prison and also a copy of the Magna Carta, one of only four surviving.

A wealth of culture is on offer with the Museum of  Lincolnshire Life housed in Victorian Army barracks and its exhibits displaying local archaeology. Nearby, the Usher Art Gallery has works by Turner and Lowry to name but a few.

After a wonderful day of discovery, make your way back to the station for your return journey. We welcome you back on board the Northern Belle with a refreshing glass of champagne.

Later, you are served a sumptuous five-course dinner accompanied by half a bottle of wine as we travel our way home.

INCLUDES 

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Fine-dining
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Free time to discover Lincoln.
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Sumptuous five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours

 

  • Timings shown are for guidance purposes only. Actual timings will be received from Network Rail closer to the date of departure.

£ 335.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Newcastle Station

8:00
Departs
Newcastle
12:00
Arrives
Lincoln
17:00
Departs
Lincoln
21:00
Arrives
Newcastle

Durham Station

8:20
Departs
Durham
12:00
Arrives
Lincoln
17:00
Departs
Lincoln
20:40
Arrives
Durham

Darlington Station

8:40
Departs
Darlington
12:00
Arrives
Lincoln
17:00
Departs
Lincoln
20:20
Arrives
Darlington

Bookings unavailable for this station

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

PLEASE NOTE 

  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £60 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact reservations@northernbelle.co.uk for group pricing.