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Derby (06.15/22.30) Long Eaton (06.30/22.15) Beeston (06.55/21.55) Ilkeston (07.15/21.35) Alfreton (07.25/21.25) Chesterfield (07.40/21.10) Chinley (08.15/20.25) New Mills (08.25/20.15) Romiley (08.40/20.00) Manchester Victoria (09.20/19.20)

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change

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.

Leaving the main line at Carnforth we depart past the ‘Brief Encounter’ Refreshment Room made famous in the classic 1945 movie, after picking up speed we pass Silverdale and cross the first of the two spectacular viaducts over the River Kent at Arnside, with stunning views across Morecambe Bay. Continuing through the Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston we continue across the Furness peninsula where the views of the Irish Sea and Lakeland Mountains are truly spectacular before arriving at the ancient hamlet of Ravenglass, being the only coastal town within the Lake District National Park around four hours will be available to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty village with perhaps a visit to Muncaster Castle Gardens or walks around the estuary.

We have an optional excursion at a discounted price, which should be pre-booked at the same time as the main tour as availability is strictly limited:

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway:
The delightful narrow-gauge railway runs offers a 14-mile return journey through spectacular Lake District scenery to Eskdale, situated at the foot of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike with most of the trains hauled by one of the little steam engines dating back to 1894. At the lines terminus there is an excellent cafe and the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Fells with riverside walks.
Supplement: £12 per person

There are three different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of 4 with bookings for 2 seated side by side and single bookings normally allocated an aisle seat – a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £85

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee, biscuits and light refreshments are included, and a buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £142
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £30 per person

Pullman Dining
This is the ultimate travel experience – seating is in our refurbished Pullman style umber & cream wood panelled carriages offering additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows with seating at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with fine crockery and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following an afternoon sightseeing break you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous four course seasonal dinner, created by our Executive Chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys – all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey will be concluded with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours as you arrive back at your home station relaxed and refreshed.
Adult: £295
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £30 per person

Pullman Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years

We are unable to cater for special dietary requirements other than a vegetarian or gluten free option.
Please see our full terms & conditions here for further details

To make a booking just enter the number of seats required in the quantity box and select the joining station from the drop down menu.

Type of SeatsJoining PointQuantityPrice
Pullman Dining joining at
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
First Class joining at
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
Standard joining at
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Excursion joining at
Gift & Celebration Items
*Celebration Cake - Fruit - Plain Iced - (4in / 10cm)£25
*Celebration Cake - Sponge - Plain Iced - (4in / 10cm)£18
**Seasonal Flower Bouquet£40
Single Red Rose - Boxed£12
Statesman House Champagne - 75cl Bottle£45

* The contents of the cakes may contain traces of the following allergens: Milk, Egg, Soya, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cracked Rye, Flax Seeds, Millet, Barley, Wheat, Sulphur Dioxide, Sulphites, Lupin and Mustard. WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES OF CELEBRATION CAKES TO PURCHASE.

** Hand tied arrangement. If you would prefer specific colours, please indicate this in the ‘Special Requests’ box at the Check Out stage. Our florists will endeavour to meet your colour requirements, but this cannot be guaranteed due to seasonal availability.