Imagine a world of opulent style and indefatigable glamour. An era suffused with the pioneering spirit of both the brave and the beautiful.

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Belmond Northern Belle carriages evoke this very essence of gallant adventure; a reflection of the classic ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930s that entranced and inspired as they traversed all corners of the British Isles.
This is the first classic train of the new century, providing the ultimate in stylish and enjoyable day and weekend breaks throughout Britain from Manchester, Liverpool, York and other regional towns and cities.
Breathe deep, and embrace the intimate ‘country house’ atmosphere of each unique carriage. At this level, luxury is timeless. Take time to gently explore the beauty of Britain’s scenery: Dramatic castles, rolling countryside, tiny villages and great cities.
Immaculate carriages, superb food and service, and scenery to take your breath away are just some of the delights waiting for you on board Belmond Northern Belle. 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. The result is a beguiling combination of classical glamour and contemporary style




Belmond Trains are synonymous with sophistication and splendid comfort. Restoration of the carriages by celebrated interior designers such as Rene Laliqué ensures that the decadence of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express by Belmond experience is unsurpassed. It’s re-launch in 1982 marked the re-emergence of a new age in elegant rail travel.
Introduced to provide the ultimate in stylish and enjoyable day excursions and short breaks throughout the North of Britain, the Northern Belle combines classic craftsmanship and contemporary engineering and is a reflection of the affluent ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930’s. Each of the six dining carriages is named after a great British castle or stately home.
Interior designs, created by James Park Associates, reflect the character of the stately home or castle that they are named after. Marquetry, fabrics and brass ware have been specifically commissioned from British craftsmen.
Stunning landscapes and forgotten destinations are unveiled during leisurely days and weekends of discovery. This is Britain at its finest, and there is no better way to enjoy it. Board Belmond Northern Belle and experience history in the making.

For more information on these great tours please see below or see our UK RAIL TOURS


All timings shown on this site are for guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents. Please note that the Belmond Northern Belle operates within the constraints of the rail network and timings may not be confirmed until 7 days prior to the excursion. Tickets and itineraries cannot be sent until these timings are received. Please check in 30 minutes before departure time.
Wardrobe Notes.

Smart casual wear (not jeans or trainers) is the order of the day, such as a jacket and tie for men. For our dinner excursions, more formal wear is customary. For outdoor events such as golf, practical wear is recommended.
Superb food on board the Northern Belle

Your fare includes table d’hôte meals on the journey. Menus are liable to seasonal change. If you have any special dietary requirements, make sure to advise when booking and we will do our best to comply.

The Belmond Northern Belle can carry up to 252 passengers. Each carriage seats 42 and contains tables of two and four, with plenty of room for guests to move around and enjoy the train’s sociable atmosphere. Please note that at busy times, parties of two may be seated sharing a table for four. If you wish to guarantee a table for 2, you will need to book the Premier Package below.
Premier Package

Guaranteed table for two and a boxed bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne – £125 per couple.

The Belmond Northern Belle is able to accommodate passengers with slight walking difficulties although we recommend that they are accompanied by an able-bodied passenger. We regret that the carriages cannot be boarded in wheelchairs. Belmond staff are, however, available to assist any passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored during the journey. Some excursions, for example Edinburgh Military Tattoo, are not suited for disabled travellers.

All excursions are scheduled to depart from and arrive back at the stations described in the itineraries. However, on some dates, due to engineering works, the train may depart from or arrive back at a different station. At present, we are unaware of any changes, but we will advise you as soon as they are known.

As long as there is a railway line, we can take you there. Charter the Belmond Northern Belle for your own purposes. Many companies choose it for the launch of luxury products, or to celebrate success, or even say “thank you”. Whether it’s destination, food, itinerary or entertainment, we are yours to command. Simply state your budget.

Nearly all excursions involve a coach journey, either to transfer you to your final destination or as part of a guided tour. Coaches will be accompanied by a guide. Wherever practicable, we will use the nearest mainline railway station to the destination. An itinerary will be provided with your booking confirmation.
Special Requests

If you are celebrating on the Northern Belle, why not make your day even more special. We will be pleased to arrange any of the following, accompanied by a small card with your special message.

For more information on this Luxury Train please call us on 0191 246 0708 or email