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Settle & Carlisle Steam Special

Saturday 17th September 2022

Liverpool, Newton-le-Willows, Preston

A wonderful journey featured on Channel 5's "World's most scenic railway journeys".

Your Journey

Your journey begins in style with a welcome Bellini. Once settled into your plush armchair in our stylish dining carriages, a light brunch is served on route to Carnforth. 

This is where we join the steam locomotive for our mini day trip to Carlisle. 

You will have time for a short leg stretch into Carlisle while the train resets for dinner and you can look forward to a delectable five course dinner served on the return. 

We will have plenty of time to take photographs of the steam engine in Carlisle station, have your picture taken in front of the loco and chat to the firemen and driver. The highlight of the journey will be travelling over the famous Settle and Carlisle railway line during dinner. 

The route which crosses the remote scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennine Moors runs between Settle Junction on the Leeds to Morecambe line and Carlisle near the English-Scottish borders.

THE JOURNEY

Painstakingly hewn out of the North Pennine Moors and Yorkshire Dales during the 1870s by an army of 6,000 navvies, this has been voted number two in a list of “The World’s 10 Greatest Train Journeys”.

What's included

Spectacular scenic journey by steam over the Settle and Carlisle line

Welcome drink; sparkling Bellini cocktail

Delicious three course brunch on the outward journey

Morning tea and coffee

Time to explore Carlisle at leisure and photograph the engine

Champagne reception back on board

Five course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys

Bottle of wine per couple

Tea, coffee and petit fours

Saturday 17th September 2022

Departing from

Liverpool, Newton-le-Willows, Preston

  • Liverpool Lime Street

  • Newton-le-Willows

  • Preston Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

We are currently awaiting provisional timings.
Timings are subject to network rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

All Dates & Stations

September 2022
Sat 17th

Liverpool Lime Street, Newton-le-Willows, Preston Station

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  • Liverpool Lime Street

  • Newton-le-Willows

  • Preston Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 24th

Telford Central, Shrewsbury, Wrexham General, Chester Station

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  • Telford Central

  • Shrewsbury

  • Wrexham General

  • Chester Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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October 2022
Sat 8th

Hull Station, York, Wakefield Kirkgate

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Hull Station

  • York

  • Wakefield Kirkgate

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 29th

Nottingham Station, Derby Station, Sheffield Station

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Nottingham Station

  • Derby Station

  • Sheffield Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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April 2023
Sat 1st

York, Leeds Station, Wakefield Kirkgate

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • York

  • Leeds Station

  • Wakefield Kirkgate

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 22nd

Telford Central, Shrewsbury, Wrexham General, Chester Station

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  • Telford Central

  • Shrewsbury

  • Wrexham General

  • Chester Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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May 2023
Sat 13th

Leeds Station, Huddersfield Station, Manchester Victoria Station

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Leeds Station

  • Huddersfield Station

  • Manchester Victoria Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 27th

Darlington Station, Durham Station, Newcastle Station

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  • Darlington Station

  • Durham Station

  • Newcastle Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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June 2023
Sat 24th

Coventry Station, Birmingham International Station, Wolverhampton, Stafford Station, Crewe Station

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  • Coventry Station

  • Birmingham International Station

  • Wolverhampton

  • Stafford Station

  • Crewe Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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July 2023
Sat 29th

Coventry Station, Birmingham International Station, Wolverhampton

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Coventry Station

  • Birmingham International Station

  • Wolverhampton

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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August 2023
Sat 5th

Leeds Station, Huddersfield Station, Manchester Victoria Station

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Leeds Station

  • Huddersfield Station

  • Manchester Victoria Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 19th

Lincoln Station, Gainsborough Central, Doncaster Station, Wakefield Kirkgate

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  • Lincoln Station

  • Gainsborough Central

  • Doncaster Station

  • Wakefield Kirkgate

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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September 2023
Sat 16th

Liverpool Lime Street, Newton-le-Willows, Preston Station

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  • Liverpool Lime Street

  • Newton-le-Willows

  • Preston Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 23rd

Telford Central, Shrewsbury, Wrexham General, Chester Station

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Telford Central

  • Shrewsbury

  • Wrexham General

  • Chester Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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October 2023
Sat 7th

Hull Station, York, Wakefield Kirkgate

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  • Hull Station

  • York

  • Wakefield Kirkgate

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Sat 28th

Nottingham Station, Derby Station, Sheffield Station

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    We are currently awaiting provisional timings
  • Nottingham Station

  • Derby Station

  • Sheffield Station

  • Destination
  • Carlisle Station

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Please Note

  • Bookings of two attract a surcharge of £90 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
  • Steam: Due to the antique nature of the locomotive from time to time the engines do sadly fail, in this situation we will reserve the right to substitute the advertised locomotive with a replacement. In the unlikely event we can not obtain a substitute we will run the excursion with a heritage diesel locomotive and offer a credit of £30pp or a voucher of £75pp to put towards a future trip.
  • 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 [email protected] for group pricing.

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All of the Northern Belle carriages are luxurious First Class style carriages. Each row of seats is a table for two (when available carry a supplement charge) and on the other side of the aisle a table for four. The tables of four can be as a shared table, with a booking on either side of the table.

Northern Belle has limited tables for two. We are happy to take a request, however this is not a guarantee and there is a chance that you may be sharing a table of four with another couple. Subject to availability you may guarantee a table for two by paying a supplement of £90. When booking online if private tables of two are available it will offer them automatically, but you can select a shared table without a supplement subject to availability.

Yes. If notified at the time of booking, we will do our best to comply with any dietary requirements. These include Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Pescetarian and the exclusion of certain ingredients such as nuts, onions and dairy. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in preparation. Please order at least 14 days prior to travel to ensure we can order the supplies to the train whilst on tour. Please note that due to the small preparation areas on the train we cannot guarantee cross contamination within the kitchen and if you have severe allergic reactions then please call the reservations team to discuss. When you book on line you will find a section to list your passenger’s dietary needs and other comments.

We are able to accommodate passengers with slight walking difficulties. However, we recommend they are accompanied by a carer. We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded on wheelchair. Staff are able to assist passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored during the journey.

Some journeys are not suitable for people with disabilities. Should you have any special requirements please contact your nearest reservations office.

Dress code varies according to the journey. For specific information on your journey please locate it on our Journey Search and refer to the what to wear section. Please note that we ask travellers not to wear jeans or trainers.