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

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Due to Belmond's dynamic pricing for the Belmond Northern Belle, we guarantee to give you the lowest possible price when you confirm your reservation by deposit or full payment.

- 15% saving on journeys departing on 9,15 September. 1,13,14 October. 4 November. Book by 6 October.

- 3 for 4 Christmas Special. Pay for three guests and the fourth travels free to the Edinburgh Christmas Market on 25 November 2017. Book by 6 October 2017.

- Private table for two on the Northern Belle - guaranteed - variable supplement may apply due to dynamic pricing policy, subject to availability on booking;

NOTE: Please request the promotion you require. Promotions often change; Members, please contact the Club for updates. Any valid promotion will be honoured, if the Member requests it at time of booking. Promotions cannot be combined, are subject to availability and are only valid for new bookings. Not available on London departures, conditions apply*.

Members of the Club receive discounts. Free to join by applying at the top of the page.

Fay says, "The Belmond Northern Belle roams the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, with all the fine dining and superb service one would expect from a sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express."

About the Northern Belle

A journey on the Belmond Northern Belle is more than just a day trip. Travel back to the 1930s as you travel 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.

Belmond Northern Belle Stations

What are the Belmond Northern Belle stations? Go here for the list of departure Belmond Northern Belle Stations; dates and journey names.

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Some History - The Orient Express

The first luxury train available to the general public is now generally known as the Orient Express. It is from the Orient Express that all the luxury trains that we enjoy today originate, such as the Belmond Northern Belle. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the modern equivalent of the earlier Orient Express.


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.

Belmond Northern Belle Carriages

What are the Belmond Northern Belle carriages like? Go here for details of the Belmond 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. Tables are laid with glittering crystal and gleaming silver. Special diets are accommodated. Being associated with the Venice Simplon Orient-Express Christmas lunch is, for instance, very special.

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Itineraries 2017

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: Wine Tasting at Vinopolis; National Rail Museum; York, Harrogate, Durham and more. Alternatively, check

Belmond Northern Belle Chester Lake District Weekend

Chester & the Lake District Short Break

Weekend in Chester and the Lake District, 29 September - 2 October 2017

The history and beauty of North West England on a four-day break. Experience Chester and the wonders of the Lake District in style aboard Belmond Northern Belle.

The Lake District has been a crucible of creativity for such as poet William Wordsworth, much-loved children's author Beatrix Potter and genius John Ruskin. With mountain vistas & lakes, it is a perfect weekend away. Founded in 79 AD, Chester has Roman remains, the Gothic Cathedral begun in 1093, great shopping and more.

Friday 29 September. Board at London Victoria Station 08:45hrs*. Enjoy a delicious Bellini brunch and later a champagne lunch, as the train travels towards Cheshire. On arrival, a short guided walk to The Chester Grosvenor, a boutique hotel in the heart of the 2,000-year-old city, where your three-night stay includes breakfast and entrance to the Thermal Suite at the hotel’s acclaimed spa. Characterised by its medieval black-and-white timbered buildings, Chester is a joy to explore on foot. Make your own arrangements for dinner.

Saturday 30 September. Explore Chester. Join the City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus and a cruise on the River Dee. These are included.

Sunday 1 October. Join the Belmond Northern Belle for a day excursion to the Lake District. Brunch is served on board. Disembark at Oxenholme for a short journey through lush Lakeland landscapes to Haverthwaite. Ride the heritage Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Cruise across Lake Windermere. Come ashore at Bowness, a bustling town with gift shops and cafés. Transfer to the Belmond Northern Belle with a glass of chilled champagne, followed by a four-course dinner. Return to Chester.

Monday 2 October. Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Chester Station. On the return to London, champagne and canapés are followed by a four-course lunch. Arrive back at London Victoria Station late afternoon (Approx 16:15*).

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

29 September: London Victoria depart 08:45hrs; 2 October: London Victoria arrive 16:15hrs. *Approx. times, confirmed timetable with travel documents.

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

Price: £1,495 per person


Leisure / Historic Beefeater Tour

Brunch with Bellini on outward journey and dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on return trip, whilst travelling to London for a choice of one of these wonderful Northern Belle experiences.

Leisure: The time to explore London at your leisure.

Historic Beefeater Tour: Visit the medieval Tower of London, home of the Crown Jewels, and the Victorian feat of engineering that is Tower Bridge, before wandering along the Thames. Coach transfers; entrance to the Tower; free time in London before returning to the train.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

30 September: Manchester (07:00hrs), Crewe (08:00hrs), Birmingham (08:30hrs

Price: £295pp- Leisure. £338pp - Beefeater Tour.


Take the Northern Belle to the Scottish capital and discover its diverse delights and beautiful buildings. Having departed early in the morning one can enjoy a brunch with Bellini during the journey to Edinburgh, and then a delicious dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine before arriving back late (from 23.00hrs onwards). Please specify your choice when booking. Time in Edinburgh is about 5 hours. Journey time: 17 hours approximately.

Leisure Trip. Spend your free time shopping in its specialist shops, visit the interesting galleries, take a city bus tour, or just wander along the Royal Mile and streets. August is the Fringe time, with an eclectic mix of entertainment.

Royal Yacht Britannia. Uncover the secrets of daily life on board the former floating home of Her Majesty the Queen. Start your tour at the Visitor Centre, where you can learn about her fascinating history through exhibits and photographs, finishing at the gleaming Engine Room.

Edinburgh Castle: Guided tour of the Castle. As well as enjoying the fantastic views from the hill-top fortress, marvel at Scotland's Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, and the remarkable hammerbeam roof of the Great Hall.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

11 November: Warrington (07:00hrs), Liverpool (07:30hrs), Preston (08:30hrs)

Price: £295pp Leisure only. £350pp Castle. £350pp Royal Yacht Britannia.

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

The Goodwood Revival

A world-renowned classic car extravaganza, the Goodwood Revival is an annual three-day festival held on the leafy Goodwood Estate in Sussex. It fetes the daring, dashing spirit of motor racing from the 1940s to ‘60s. Spectators are encouraged to dress up in period attire to join in with the spirit of the occasion.

Once you have settled into your plush seat, a delicious three-course brunch is served with a Bellini whilst enjoying the views through your window as the train wends through the rolling landscapes of the English countryside.

Upon arrival at Chichester Station, board a delightful vintage bus for the short journey to Goodwood Racecourse. Your entrance badge includes a seat in the Woodcote Grandstand, an undercover enclosure offering fantastic views of the action. Spend the day admiring gleaming vintage sports cars as they race around the classic circuit. Mingle with the spirited spectators, wearing trilbies, pinstriped suits, tea dresses and ‘60s miniskirts.

Rejoin the Belmond Northern Belle for the return journey, enjoying a four-course dinner served with champagne and wine.

Includes: Three-course brunch with Bellini, morning tea and coffee, transfers and entrance to the Woodcote Grandstand at the Goodwood Reviva, Champagne reception on the train followed by four-course dinner with half a bottle of wine per person, tea and coffee with petits fours.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

9 September: Kidderminster (06:00hrs), Birmingham International (06:45hrs), Coventry (07:00hrs). Oxford (07:45hrs)

Price: £520 per person.

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

Alnwick Castle and Gardens

Harry Potter fans will recognise it as Hogwarts School, but atmospheric Alnwick Castle is actually the second-largest inhabited castle in England. Explore the magnificent state rooms, library and Renaissance drawing room. Admire the furniture and fine art, including works by Canaletto and Van Dyck. What a fabulous day out, arriving in style aboard the Belmond Northern Belle train, gliding through stunning scenery with a Bellini brunch on the outbound journey and a champagne dinner with half a bottle of wine per person, as well as transfers and admission to the Castle.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

15 September: Birmingham (07:00hrs), Derby (08:30hrs), Sheffield (09:30hrs)

Price: £350 per person

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

Historic Bath or Brunel's ss Great Britain

Enjoy a scrumptious brunch with Bellini as the Northern Belle transports you to Bath, Britain's best-preserved Georgian city that is full of charm, history and wonderful architecture, with its antique shops, museums and so much more. Explore at leisure the wonderful Roman Baths, situated in the square near to the beautiful Abbey. Relax on your journey home with dinner, champagne and half a bottle of wine. Journey time: 12 hours approximately.

Or take the coach transfer to Brunel's ss Great Britain with free time to explore the ship and the museum. This ship is a feat of engineering from the Industrial Revolution, that brings to life passenger travel from a different era.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

21 October: Liverpool (07:00hrs), Manchester (08:00hrs), Crewe (09:00hrs)

Price: £340 per person - ss Brunel. £295 per person - Bath at Leisure

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


Christmas Lunch

Settle into your festively decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven-course lunch with all the trimmings. Your table is set in lavish style with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china. It’s the perfect way to enter into the festive spirit, either as an indulgent treat for yourself or as a special gift for loved ones. Includes: Champagne upon boarding; seven-course lunch; half a bottle of wine per person; coffee, tea & petits fours; table magicians.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

3 December: Newport, Cardiff

5 December: Cardiff, Bath, Bristol

6 December: Norwich, Ipswich

7 December: Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield

10 December: Glasgow, Edinburgh

12 December: Newcastle, Durham, Darlington

14 December: York, Hull

15 December: Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield

18 December: Birmingham, Coventry

19 December: Preston, Bolton, Manchester

20 December: Crewe, Liverpool, Chester

Price FROM: £225 per person.

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

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled into your seat, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you travel towards Edinburgh.

On arrival in Edinburgh, your time is your own to explore the sights and attractions at a leisurely pace. With the Christmas Market, ice-skating, the medieval Old Town, castle and countless shops, this is a day to remember.

After a delightful afternoon, return to the train for a champagne reception followed by a delicious dinner accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine, as the train takes you home.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2017

25 November: Manchester (07:00hrs), Leeds (09:00hrs) York (09:30hrs)

Price FROM: £300 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, for one or more people; 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

The Northern Belle is the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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

Journeys from London: These are operated by Belmond via UK Railtours.

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.

We will be happy to answer any questions about the Northern Belle, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and make the booking for you - contact us in the UK : +44 (0)1249 890205 or Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of interesting trains and special offers.

Details of the other Belmond trains are here, inclduing the sister train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.


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