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ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

SATURDAY 13 JULY 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Chester, Wrexham, Ruabon, Gobowen, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham Int, Coventry


Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel through the heart of England and around London on the elevated route offering distant wonderful views of our capital city as we continue to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. 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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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Crewe, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Droitwich, Worcester, Cheltenham


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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EDINBURGH EXPLORER STATESMAN

EDINBURGH EXPLORER STATESMAN

SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Derby, Long Eaton, Beeston, Ilkeston, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Moorthorpe, York


We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels on an enchanting journey over the border and through the Scottish Lowlands to the very heart of the capital and what is regarded by many as Britain’s most beautiful city where the afternoon is available for shopping and sightseeing. Visit the the Palace of Holyroodhouse or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle set high on a rocky crag, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny. For the more adventurous take a short tram ride to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
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ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Crewe, Stafford, Rugeley, Lichfield, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Rugby


Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel through the heart of England and around London on the elevated route offering distant wonderful views of our capital city as we continue to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. 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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DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN

DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Barnt Green


We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey around the beautiful Devon coast on the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish, with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ - 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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YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame, Bicester, Banbury, Warwick, Solihull, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent, Derby


This very special tour offers a delightful journey through Yorkshire to 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 and follow the River Derwent past Kirkham Abbey with views of the North Yorkshire Moors and through the historic market town of Malton to delightful Scarborough for an afternoon break of around three hours.
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GREAT WESTERN STATESMAN

GREAT WESTERN STATESMAN

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Ely, March, Peterborough, Stamford,  Oakham, Melton Mowbray,  Leicester, Kettering, Wellingborough,  Bedford


We are pleased to present a unique tour travelling through the Vale of the White Horse and rolling hills and gentle scenery of beautiful Wiltshire, with a choice of destinations for an afternoon break - the elegant Georgian city of Bath Spa, where a visit to the Roman Pump Room and Baths is recommended. Or, the unique charms of Bristol, its ancient Dockyard including the S.S Great Britain launched by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 and now restored as a proud memorial to its great designer. Whichever you choose we can guarantee a memorable and lasting experience of the West Country.
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SETTLE TO CARLISLE & COASTAL STATESMAN

SETTLE TO CARLISLE & COASTAL STATESMAN

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Holyhead, Bangor, Llandudno Jct, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester, Frodsham


This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, we travel over 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  Following an afternoon break in the historic county town of Appleby our memorable journey continues over the highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with a backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.
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EDINBURGH EXPLORER STATESMAN

EDINBURGH EXPLORER STATESMAN

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Wolverhampton, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston


We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels on an enchanting journey over the border and through the Scottish Lowlands to the very heart of the capital and what is regarded by many as Britain’s most beautiful city where the afternoon is available for shopping and sightseeing. Visit the the Palace of Holyroodhouse or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle set high on a rocky crag, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny. For the more adventurous take a short tram ride to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.
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LORD OF THE ISLES STATESMAN

LORD OF THE ISLES STATESMAN

SATURDAY 19 TO MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2019
DEPARTING FROM: 
Stevenage, Hitchin, St Neots, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, York


Enjoy a superb three-day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with purple heather carpeting the mountains and autumn leaves turning to a burnished gold – Travel is over the scenic Highland line to Inverness as we cross impressive bridges with views of cascading waterfalls and tranquil lochs plus a return journey over the spectacular and remote route to Kyle of Lochalsh with an off train excursion included to the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle. Overnight accommodation will be in quality 4-star hotels in Inverness.
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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

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

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, Birmingham New Street


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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SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020
DEPARTING FROM: 
Hull, Brough, Howden, Selby, Garforth, Leeds, Dewsbury, 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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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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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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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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