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2015 Trains    

EXMOOR COAST STATESMAN

 

EXMOOR COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 5 September 2015
Departing From: Crewe, Nantwich, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Codsall, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge Jct, Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, Cheltenham Spa

This is a day tour from stations in the Midlands to the beautiful West Country as our train takes a journey through Bristol and the Somerset Levels and onto the West Somerset Railway – the longest heritage line in Britain with its magnificent scenery for a journey through the beautiful rolling Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast offering stunning views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. There will be an afternoon sightseeing break in either historic Dunster or the popular seaside resort of Minehead.

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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN   SNOWDONIA STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN
Saturday 12 September 2015
Departing From: Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Narborough, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Birmingham New Street, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge Jct, Kidderminster

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’ with 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.

 

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN
Saturday 19 September 2015
Departing From: High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame Parkway, Bicester North, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway, Dorridge, Solihull, Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton

This is truly a day out to remember as ‘The Statesman’ celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views before reversing at Llandudno Junction and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky 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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Sold out in Pullman & Premier... last few seats available in Standard & First Class only
 
Sold out in Pullman, Premier & First Class... last few seats available in Standard only

WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October 2015
Departing From: London Kings Cross, Potters Bar, Stevenage, Hitchin, St Neots , Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford, Doncaster, York

We are delighted to present a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with the Autumnal colours on full display – Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the world famous award winning West Highland line, featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with magnificent waterfalls, rippling burns & peaceful lochs - A memorable return journey to Mallaig on the steam hauled ‘Jacobite’ train is included and accommodation for two nights will be at quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

 

WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October 2015
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Yate, Cheltenham Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with the Autumnal colours on full display – Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the world famous award winning West Highland line, featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with magnificent waterfalls, rippling burns & peaceful lochs - A memorable return journey to Mallaig on the steam hauled ‘Jacobite’ train is included and accommodation for two nights will be at quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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SNOWDONIA STATESMAN   BATH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN
Saturday 17 October 2015
Departing From: Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Cheltenham Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway

This is truly a day out to remember as ‘The Statesman’ celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views before reversing at Llandudno Junction and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky 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.

 

BATH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 28 November 2015
Departing from: Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth, Caersws, Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Codsall, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Birmingham International

This very special and unique tour commences from local stations along the Cambrian line and runs direct to Bath Spa - the beautiful Somerset city of Georgian elegance which has attracted visitors since Roman times. The famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths provide an amazing backdrop as the city is decorated for the festive season.

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EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN   EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 5 December 2015
Departing from: Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Jct, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint , Shotton, Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

 

EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 12 December 2015
Departing from: Wolverhampton, Codsall, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

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  EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 19 December 2015
Departing from: Cambridge, Waterbeach, Ely, March, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford, Doncaster, York, Thirsk

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

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2016 Trains    
 

WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN
3 DAY TOUR

Saturday 5 to Monday 7 March 2016
Departing from: High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame Parkway, Bicester North, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Birmingham Internationa, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley Town, Crewe, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland as we cross magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

 

WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN
3 DAY TOUR

Saturday 12 to Monday 14 March 2016
Departing from: Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Yate, Cheltenham Spa, Barnt Green, Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland as we cross magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN
3 DAY TOUR

Saturday 19 to Monday 21 March 2016
Departing from: Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Chinley, New Mills Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Bolton, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland as we cross magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

 

WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN
3 DAY TOUR

Saturday 2 to Monday 4 April 2016
Departing from: London Euston, Watford Junction, Hemel Hempstead, Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Crewe

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland as we cross magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 9 April 2016
Departing from: Newport, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

 

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 16 April 2016
Departing from: Ely, March, Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Sheffield

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 23 April 2016
Departing from: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Bedworth, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Stafford, Crewe

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

 

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 7 May 2016
Departing from: Hull, Brough, Gilberdyke, Selby, Leeds, Dewsbury, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Burnley Manchester Road, Blackburn

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 14 May 2016
Departing from: Hereford, Ledbury, Great Malvern, Worcester Foregate Street, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley Town

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

 

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 21 May 2016
Departing from: Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Caersws, Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 9 July 2016
Departing from:
Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Penmaenmawr, Llandudno Jct, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland

This is one of our most popular tours and is a perennial favourite with many of our repeat customers as it includes 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.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

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