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NORTHUMBRIAN STATESMAN

SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019

DEPARTING FROM:
Shrewsbury (06.15/22.50) Crewe (07.00/22.05) Warrington Bank Quay (07.30/21.35) Newton-le-Willows (07.45/21.15) Manchester Victoria (08.10/20.55) Todmorden (08.30/20.30) Hebden Bridge (08.40/20.20) Brighouse (09.00/20.10) Wakefield Kirkgate (09.10/19.50)

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

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:
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
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
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
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 ticket price includes 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. On the return journey you will be welcomed back on board with a glass of chilled champagne and a selection of tempting canapés will be served followed by a four-course dinner with a half bottle of house wine, and coffee with petits fours. An ‘at seat’ drinks service is available for purchase throughout the day.
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 select the joining station from the drop down menu and enter the number of seats required in the quantity box.

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