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Reviewed 16 September 2023

Fabulous excursion from Darlington to Edinburgh made an excellent experience by being hauled by Flying Scotsman to mark its Centenary. Absolutely faultless service, food, and organisation. Preparation and presentation of carriage (Duart) was superb and was regularly maintained throughout the return journey. Nothing was too much trouble for the hardworking staff who cannot be praised highly enough. Main meal of beef was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. Absolutely recommended to anyone. A wonderful day.

Date of experience: September 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2023

Thank you for sharing your fabulous experience aboard the Northern Belle's excursion from Darlington to Edinburgh, pulled by the iconic Flying Scotsman to mark its Centenary. We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience with faultless service, food, and organization. It's fantastic to know that the preparation and presentation of the carriage 'Duart' were superb and well-maintained throughout the journey. We're delighted that the main meal of beef was cooked to perfection and that you had a wonderful day overall. Your high praise and recommendation are greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you or anyone you recommend on board again for another memorable journey in the future. Safe travels!

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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

We did the Flying Scotsman centenary special journey - from York to Edinburgh. What a wonderful day! The superb, efficient team worked hard to make our day memorable. The luxurious carriages and excellent food and beverages added to the glamour of the day. I’d recommend one of the Northern Belle journeys to anyone wanting this kind of special day out.

Date of experience: September 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2023

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience aboard the Northern Belle's Flying Scotsman centenary special journey. We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful day and that our efficient team contributed to making your experience memorable. It's great to know that the luxurious carriages and excellent food and beverages added to the glamour of the day for you. Your recommendation means a lot, and we're delighted to have provided you with a special day out. We look forward to welcoming you or anyone you recommend on board for another memorable journey in the future. Safe travels!

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Reviewed 15 September 2023

What a wonderful day when the worlds most famous steam engine coupled up with Britains most luxurious train. I went to meet it at Darlington and a piper was there to play it into the station. It was a really magnificent sight seeing it pull in and I felt really excited. It took us up to Edinburgh. The food on the day both for brunch and dinner was delicious and the staff worked really hard all day to make it such a great success. Included in the trip was also a tour to the Royal yacht Britannia. I found this very interesting and enjoyable. Now I cant wait for my next trip at Christmas

Date of experience: September 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2023

Thank you for sharing your exciting experience aboard the Northern Belle during its journey with the world's most famous steam engine. It sounds like a truly magnificent sight to witness the coupling at Darlington station, and the piper added a special touch to the occasion. We're delighted that you enjoyed the journey to Edinburgh and found the food for both brunch and dinner delicious. The hard work of our staff is indeed key to making your experience memorable. We're glad to hear that the tour to the Royal Yacht Britannia was interesting and enjoyable for you. We share your anticipation for your upcoming Christmas trip and look forward to welcoming you on board again for another wonderful adventure. Safe travels and happy holidays in advance!

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Reviewed 15 September 2023

What an absolutly wonderful experience. A perfect day with freinds spent being served oustanding food and drink by kind, attentive staff whilst relaxing in luxurious surroundings. The whole experience ran like clockwork and will be fondly remembered.

Date of experience: September 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2023

Thank you for sharing your delightful experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends had a wonderful time on board the Northern Belle. It's fantastic to know that the outstanding food, attentive staff, and luxurious surroundings made your day perfect. We're pleased that everything went smoothly, and your fond memories mean a lot to us. We hope to welcome you and your friends back for another memorable journey in the future. Safe travels!

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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

Our hosts Emma and Assam worked very hard in hot conditions to make this a memorable experience. The carriage was comfortable, despite the heat, and the food service for our champagne afternoon tea was excellent. We made our way across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and the food and drink kept flowing and filled the time well.

This is a great experience and one we would look to do again and would recommended anyone looking to do an afternoon tea for a special occasion to look at this as it is so different from the norm.

Date of experience: September 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2023

Thank you for your kind words regarding your experience on the Northern Belle. We're delighted to hear that your hosts, Emma and Assam, made your journey memorable with their hard work and dedication, even in the hot conditions. It's wonderful to know that despite the heat, you found the carriage comfortable and enjoyed the excellent food service for your champagne afternoon tea. We're thrilled that the scenic route across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk, combined with the delightful food and drinks, provided a fulfilling and unique experience. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on board for another special occasion in the future. Safe travels!

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