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Northern Belle England, Europe, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, United Kingdom

Northern Belle 
Northern Belle
Northern Belle
Northern Belle
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- Private table for two on the Northern Belle - £75 supplement (£100 with bottle of Champagne) subject to availability on booking;

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Fay says, "The Northern Belle roams the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, with all the fine dining and superb service one would expect from a train which shared the same 'stable' as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express."

About the Northern Belle

A journey on the Belmond Northern Belle is more than just a day trip when you travel back to the 1930s, meandering through the British countryside. On the Northern Belle, dining is something to savour, providing the ultimate in stylish and enjoyable day excursions and short breaks from major stations throughout the UK, creating a special memory for a special occasion.

Northern Belle 2018 Dates, Stations and Prices

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Each of the six Northern Belle carriages seat 42 and contain tables of two and four with plenty of room for guests to move around and enjoy the sociable atmosphere. Lavishly furnished with specially commissioned fabrics, intricate marquetry and glistening brass, every exquisite detail sets the scene for your dalliance with the romance of travel. Each carriage is named after a great British castle or stately home, so take time to admire the individual designs, lovingly restored by some of the country’s finest marquetry experts, muralists and mosaic artists.

Northern Belle Carriages

What are the Northern Belle carriages like? Go here for details of the Northern Belle carriages; seating plan, interiors, history and more.


The fine meals on the Northern Belle are freshly prepared and complimented with champagne and wine, impeccably served. Each dish is prepared using the finest ingredients from mainly UK suppliers and paired with indulgent extras. Tea, coffee and petits fours are served after each meal. Tables are laid with glittering crystal and gleaming silver. Special diets are accommodated.

Belmond Northern Belle Luxury Train Club

Itineraries 2017/2018

With day trips, dining experiences, afternoon teas and weekends, the Northern Belle offers a range of journeys and excursions as well as seasonal day trips, a selection of which are listed below.

We do not list all available Northern Belle journeys. If you cannot find a convenient date or journey below (or on the Calendar Of Luxury Train Journeys), please contact us in case there are some non-listed trips that could be feasible. These include: Mother's Day Lunch; Spirit of Travel lunch; National Rail Museum; York, Harrogate, Durham and more. Alternatively, check

Belmond Northern Belle Chester Lake District Weekend

Itineraries 2018

Valentine's Day Lunch

Spend this memorable time with someone special as the train travels through the British countryside. Enjoy a five-course lunch with champagne and a half bottle of wine as you sit in comfort, followed by tea, coffee and petits fours. A Valentine gift is included.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2018

16 February: Crewe (11:00hrs), Chester (11:45hrs), Manchester (12:30hrs)

17 February: Harrogate (11:00hrs), York (11:45hrs), Leeds (12:30hrs)

18 February: Derby (12:30hrs), Birmingham (13:30hrs)

Price: £260 per person

Private Table for Two - Guaranteed - subject to availability on booking

Muncaster Castle and Gardens, Lake District National

Muncaster Castle and Gardens, an allegedly haunted castle set in the pretty coastal village of Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you travel towards Ravenglass through pretty countryside. On arrival at Ravenglass Station, guides are waiting to take you on a short coach journey to Muncaster Castle. The castle’s idyllic setting, with views of the Western Lake District and Scafell Pike, Britain’s highest mountain, as well as its 70 acres of gardens and woodlands, is reason enough to visit. Add to this the castle with its’ many rooms including the Great Hall, the Dining Room and the wood-panelled Victorian Billiard Room and we have a spectacular day of discovery.

A highlight of the visit is the Hawk and Owl Centre and the magnificent falconry display; witness the silent flight of an owl, the speed of a falcon and the majestic eagle soar over the valley which has been granted UNESO World Heritage Status.

After a wonderful day rejoin the coach for the short journey back to the station, to join the train for a refreshing glass of champagne followed by a sumptuous five-course dinner accompanied by half a bottle of wine as we wend our way home.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2018

3 August: Chester (06:30hrs), Warrington (07:00hrs), Liverpool (08:00hrs)

Price: £390 per person

Private Table for Two - Guaranteed - subject to availability on booking

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Your journey starts with a sparkling Bellini, tea, coffee and a three-course brunch as you travel through the Yorkshire countryside to this wonderful destination. On arrival at the train station, board a coach for the short journey to Fountain. Here you are at leisure to explore the country’s largest monastic ruins and the awe inspiring Georgian gardens that surround it. Ornamental lakes, temples, cascading waterfalls and canals create a beautiful place to wander. The Temple of Piety and the “Surprise view” often called “Anne Boleyns Seat” offers astonishing views of the Abbey and surrounding gardens.

Rejoin the coach for the journey back to the station, where the train is waiting to take you home. Enjoy a sparkling glass of champagne as you settle back into your seat, and later a sumptuous five-course dinner with half a bottle of fine wine, rounding off a perfect day.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2018

28 April: Kidderminster (07:00hrs), Birmingham (07:45hrs), Derby (08:30hrs)

11 August: London Euston (08:30hrs), Welwyn Garden City Station (09:15hrs), Stevenage (09:30hrs)

Price from: £360 per person

Private Table for Two - Guaranteed - subject to availability on booking.

Flower Shows

Enjoy brunch with Bellini aboard the Northern Belle before heading to a wonderful flower show, set in surroundings such as the beautiful grounds of palaces or historic gardens. Marvel at the conceptual gardens and blooms on show in the floral marquees. Coach transfers and admission are included. Having spent a wonderful day, look forward to a delicious four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine whilst being transported home arriving back late in the evening.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2018

28 April: Harrogate Flower Show - Kidderminster (07:00hrs), Birmingham (07:45hrs), Derby (08:30hrs). Price: £390 per person

24 May: RHS Chelsea - Manchester (07:30hrs), Macclesfield (08:00hrs), Stoke on Trent (08:30hrs). Price: £425 per person

25 May: RHS Chelsea - Chester (06:30hrs), Crewe (07:00hrs), Stafford (07:30hrs). Price: £425 per person

20 July: RHS Tatton Flower Show - London Euston (08:30hrs), Millton Keynes (09:15hrs), Birmingham (10:00hrs). Price: £360 per person

10 August: Shrewsbury Flower Show - Cardiff (07:30hrs), Newport (08:00hrs), Bristol (08:30hrs). Price: £360 per person

Private Table for Two - Guaranteed - subject to availability on booking.

Ticket To Ride Luxury Train Voucher

Ticket To Ride luxury train gift voucher

The Ticket to Ride luxury train gift voucher is valid for full or part payment on any of the Club's trains, on this UK train that was known as the Orient Express Northern Belle, or anywhere in the world; an unusual and welcome present.

Buy now, personalize and print or email. The luxury train gift voucher is valid for one year and can be for any value from USD $250 or GBP £150 or EUR €185. Travel must be booked through the Club.

A Ticket To Ride is great for saying 'thank you', anniversaries or birthdays, towards honeymoons or family travel, wedding lists or for a joint gift.

Pay for and Email / Print a Ticket To Ride Luxury Train Gift Voucher

General Information

Dress Code: Smart day wear is generally acceptable. No jeans or trainers at any event. Comfortable walking shoes where appropriate. However, dinner events and wine tastings are an opportunity to dress up - evening journeys are more formal and some passengers may well be wearing black tie (although it is not compulsory - smart lounge suite are acceptable). If leaving the train for an excursion, it is possible to leave a small bag on the train (therefore change of shoes etc), in the overhead luggage rack.

Private Table for Two: Guaranteed - free of charge subject to availability on booking. Note: there is a charge on journeys from London.

Times and travel documents: Travel documents will be sent out about one week before travel.

Timings: All timings shown are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents and are subject to NetWork Rail changes and final confirmation.

Carriage Layout: The Northern Belle consists of six passenger carriages, each with the same interior layout of tables for two and four. Please note that the quoted fares are for places either at a 2- or 4-seater table. Reserve a Private Table for Two, subject to availability, for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

Offers: Offers may be removed at any time without notice; valid for new bookings only; subject to availability.

Booking & Reservations

All prices are at publicly-quoted rates. All tour dates and itineraries are subject to change. Please contact us for up to date information.

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