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NORTHUMBRIAN STATESMAN

SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019

CONFIRMED PASSENGER TIMINGS

Boarding StationOutwardReturn
Shrewsbury(dep) 06.35(arr) 00.10
Crewe(dep) 07.15(arr) 23.10
Warrington Bank Quay(dep) 07.40(arr) 22.45
Newton-le-Willows(dep) 07.55(arr) 22.35
Manchester Victoria(dep) 08.20(arr) 22.10
Todmorden(dep) 08.50(arr) 21.30
Hebden Bridge(dep) 09.00(arr) 21.20
Brighouse(dep) 09.20(arr) 21.00
Wakefield Kirkgate(dep) 09.45(arr) 20.35
Alnmouth(arr) 12.40(arr) 17.45
Berwick upon Tweed(arr) 13.10(dep) 16.55

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. 

Our first destination is the picturesque fishing village of Alnmouth which is situated on a sheltered estuary and was founded in 1150 to become established as a shipbuilding centre. Today Alnmouth remains a beautiful and interesting village worthy of exploration with panoramic views and a variety of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops for the discerning visitor, but please be aware that the village is a walk of one mile from the station.

Perhaps remain on the train and continue to the dramatic walled town Berwick-upon-Tweed with its huge Elizabethan fortress overlooking the river built to keep out the invading Scots. There is a wide estuary with views to Lindisfarne and this beautiful unspoiled town is truly worthy of exploration with a walk around the battlements or visit the historic quay.

We have available an optional off train tour which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited:

Alnwick Castle: FULLY BOOKED
At Alnmouth road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the foreboding Alnwick Castle that has been the seat of the Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. Admission includes both the castle and its wonderful gardens – fascinating museums, a restaurant and the stunning state rooms containing fine furniture and paintings. More recently the castle has found fame as the location of ‘Hogwarts School’ in the Harry Potter movies and ‘Downton Abbey’.
Supplement:  £25 per person

There are 4 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class FULLY BOOKED
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: £80
Party of 4 – £300

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 throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £130
Party of 4 – £500
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Premier Dining FULLY BOOKED
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 in First class carriages with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. A full English breakfast and four course dinner will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available.
Adult: £255
Party of 4 – £1000
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Pullman Dining FULLY BOOKED
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 homemade 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 petits fours as you arrive back at your home station relaxed and refreshed.
Adult: £285
Party of 4 – £1120
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

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

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.
If booking a ‘Party of 4’ please enter 1 in the quantity box NOT the number of passengers.

Type of SeatsJoining PointQuantityPrice
Pullman Dining joining at
FULLY BOOKED£285
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£310
Pullman Dining (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£1120
Premier Dining joining at
FULLY BOOKED£255
Premier Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£280
Premier Dining (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£1000
First Class joining at
Limited Availability Please Call 0345 310 2458£130
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£155
First Class (Party of 4) joining at
Limited Availability Please Call 0345 310 2458£500
Standard joining at
FULLY BOOKED£80
Standard (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£300
Alnwick Castle Tour joining at
FULLY BOOKED£25