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Statesman Rail 2020 Day and Weekend tours now available to book

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Hartford, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR STATESMAN

PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR STATESMAN

SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Stafford, Rugeley Town, Cannock, Walsall, Birmingham International, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Banbury


Enjoy an exciting day trip to the dynamic and vibrant waterfront city of Portsmouth. From the pomp and ceremony of our proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for everyone. Ideally situated on the south coast of England, the UK’s only island city is ideal for a day by the sea. There are lots of things to do during the three-hour afternoon break.
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WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

FRIDAY 27 TO SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Milton Keynes, Rugby, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston.


We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland. The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland crossing magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains with the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

ONLY 20 SEATS LEFT in Pullman dining

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Bangor, Llandudno Jct, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester, Frodsham


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Derby, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Kidsgrove, Alsager, Crewe


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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FENLAND STATESMAN

FENLAND STATESMAN

SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Hartford, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield Kirkgate


Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ celebrated train as we travel over the Pennines and into East Anglia with a voyage of discovery offering views of the wide Fenland horizons, interrupted only by an occasional church spire or the distinctive outline of a solitary windmill which lend a sense of exhilaration to the flat landscapes of the Cambridgeshire fens as we travel to historic Norwich for a three hour afternoon break. It is the only English city in a National Park, the Norfolk Broads and as well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK.
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NORTHUMBRIAN STATESMAN

NORTHUMBRIAN STATESMAN

SATURDAY 2 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Ely, March, Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Ilkeston, Alfreton, Chesterfield


We present a scenic tour to the spectacular North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks and beautiful dramatic coastline as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors and then through Newcastle crossing the famous bridges and along the sweeping Northumberland coastal route. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in either picturesque Alnmouth or the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with an optional off train tour to the magnificent Alnwick Castle.
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Land's End (image copyright Mark Simpson)
CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

FRIDAY 8 TO SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
York, Doncaster, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton


We are pleased to present a relaxing long weekend break to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board “The Statesman” land cruise train. With its rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain. Accommodation for two nights will be in quality 3- or 4-star hotels in the pretty fishing town of St Ives. There are three optional excursions to choose from - the Isles of Scilly, Cornish Gardens or Land's End.
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TORBAY RIVIERA STATESMAN

TORBAY RIVIERA STATESMAN

SATURDAY 9 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Penzance, St Erth, Redruth, Truro, St Austell


Statesman Rail is pleased to offer the first ever journey of ‘The Statesman’ luxury train from stations in Cornwall recreating one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey over Brunel’s iconic Royal Albert Bridge, through Devon and onto the preserved Paignton to Dartmouth Railway with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘Torbay Riviera’ with an afternoon break in picturesque Dartmouth.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Hull, Brough, Howden, Selby, Leeds, Wakefield Kirkgate, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Blackburn


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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fellowman settle to Carlisle steam train
THE FELLSMAN

THE FELLSMAN

WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Clitheroe & Hellifield


The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. The legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle – or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater.
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ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge Jct, Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham


Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel through the heart of England and around the London suburbs to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, which as the name suggests is right by the river and only a short distance to all the historic attractions. Royal Windsor has so much to offer with all attractions within easy walking distance ranging from the imposing castle, which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British Kings & Queens for 1,000 years.
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Lake District
LAKELAND STATESMAN

LAKELAND STATESMAN

FRIDAY 5 TO SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Stevenage, Letchworth, Royston, Cambridge, Ely, March, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark


We are delighted to present a three-day weekend break to the stunningly beautiful Lake District situated in North West England, famous for its tranquil lakes, towering mountains, secret valleys, picturesque stone-built villages and expansive coastline. The national park is the largest in the UK and is now a UNESCO world heritage site with famous former residents such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Accommodation for two nights is in selected 3 or 4 star hotels.
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DORSET COAST STATESMAN

DORSET COAST STATESMAN

SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford, Abergavenny, Cwmbran


The celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train travels south for a memorable mid-summer journey through the Severn Tunnel and historic Bath Spa and beside the River Avon to Salisbury and Southampton, then through the beautiful New Forest to our first optional stop at Bournemouth where around four hours will be available to enjoy the elegant seaside resort with its seven miles of golden sands.
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fellowman settle to Carlisle steam train
THE FELLSMAN

THE FELLSMAN

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Clitheroe & Hellifield


The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. The legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle – or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater.
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CUMBRIAN COAST STATESMAN

CUMBRIAN COAST STATESMAN

SATURDAY 4 JULY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Derby, Long Eaton, Beeston, Ilkeston, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Chinley, New Mills, Romiley, Manchester Victoria


Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay as we journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway into the Fells.
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fellowman settle to Carlisle steam train
THE FELLSMAN

THE FELLSMAN

WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Clitheroe & Hellifield


The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. The legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle – or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater.
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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Potters Bar


Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through pretty Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ for an afternoon sightseeing break in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton - Passing Powderham Castle and travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to the Jurassic Coast our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot.
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YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Westbury, Melksham, Chippenham, Swindon, Oxford, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway, Solihull, Tamworth


This very special tour offers a delightful journey through the heart of England and into Yorkshire to visit the quintessential seaside resort of Scarborough. Passing through historic York we cross the River Ouse with magnificent views of the Minster towering over the city, then cross the Vale of York with views of the North Yorkshire Moors to delightful Scarborough for an afternoon break of around three hours.
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SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN

SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN

SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Milton Keynes


This is a day out not to be missed as we travel through the heart of England to Eastbourne on the sunny Sussex coast where the biggest annual ‘free’ airshow in Britain is staged on the promenade and seashore. Aerial displays could include the ‘Red Arrows’, ‘Battle of Britain Memorial flight’, the ‘Falcon freefall parachute team’ and many, many more international aircraft offering acrobatic and land displays.
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fellowman settle to Carlisle steam train
THE FELLSMAN

THE FELLSMAN

WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Clitheroe & Hellifield


The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’ as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. The legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle – or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater.
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DARTMOUTH ROYAL REGATTA STATESMAN

DARTMOUTH ROYAL REGATTA STATESMAN

FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Rugby, Coventry, Hampton in Arden, Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Cheltenham Spa


We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey through pretty Somerset with its Apple orchards and around the beautiful Devon coast. Time is available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ and the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air. Alternatively, take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway.
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SNOWDONIA STATESMAN

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN

FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Cheltenham Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis


‘The Statesman’ celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of wild mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. There is the option of spending time at either the popular Victorian tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, or Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have an optional excursion available offering a steam hauled journey on the famous Ffestiniog Railway.
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BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN
BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN

BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General, Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria


We present a scenic journey to the spectacular and beautiful North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors to the historic city of Durham for an afternoon sightseeing break. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in Durham - or an optional visit to the award winning Beamish Open-Air Museum.
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LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN
LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham International, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Preston.


Welcome aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’, or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Wolverhampton, Codsall, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Crewe


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN

CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Stamford, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Hitchin, Stevenage


This is a fabulous train offering a circular tour through South East England with features including the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train – the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury, a UNESCO heritage site brimming with thousands of years of history. Our outward journey takes us through the London suburbs and into the open countryside of the pretty Garden of England which is rich with Oast Houses and Hop Fields.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General, Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Birmingham International, Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley Town, Stafford, Crewe


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Crewe


Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We return on the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.
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BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Preston, Wigan North Western, Warrington Bank Quay, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Birmingham International


We are pleased to present a unique tour travelling through the heart of England direct to Bath Spa - the beautiful Somerset city of Georgian elegance, to discover its famous and unique Christmas market where over 150 stalls offer quality products and brilliant gift ideas. The famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths provide an amazing backdrop to the city’s festive event offering seasonal shopping, fine foods and family fun with stalls showcasing the talents of retailers from Britain and the Continent. In the Roman Baths Museum there will be ‘Crafts in the Drawing Room’ selling a selection of locally handcrafted items.
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