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Best day out…ever!

We had one of our best days out ever on September 9th 2023. We boarded the Northern Belle at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David T
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Exemplary Service

We were greeted by the most friendly and amazing smile, from the moment we got on board, the staff... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

My partner and I travelled from York to Edinburgh in Duart carriage on Saturday 11th November. This was not our first trip with Northern Belle and so we knew that the experience would be lovely. In fact this trip far exceeded our high expectations. The carriage was simply stunning and Chloe and Laura could not have been better hosts. Their attention to detail was amazing and they ensured that we were well pampered. The mix of professionalism and informality was perfectly judged.
Brunch and dinner were beautifully presented and simply wonderful.
Fellow guests were charming to add to what was a perfect day.
We are already looking at booking again
Thank you Northern Belle and Chloe and Laura.

Date of experience: November 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Thank you for sharing your delightful experience aboard the Duart carriage from York to Edinburgh on Saturday, November 11th. We're thrilled to hear that your expectations were not only met but exceeded. It's wonderful to know that the stunning carriage and the exceptional hospitality provided by Chloe and Laura contributed to a perfect day for you and your partner.

We appreciate your kind words about the beautifully presented brunch and dinner, as well as the charming fellow guests. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back on board for another lovely journey.

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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Had a fantastic trip on the Northern Belle, Chatsworth carriage from York to Edinburgh with a trip to Royal Yacht Britannia . Was a treat from start to finish lovely atmosphere ,great food, great company ( who we had not met before the trip) the staff were brilliant made us feel very welcome and relaxed just the right balance between professional and friendly. Was a great day for a special occasion would recommend it was a 5 star day.

Date of experience: November 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience aboard the Northern Belle's Chatsworth carriage from York to Edinburgh with a trip to the Royal Yacht Britannia. We're delighted to hear that your journey was a treat from start to finish, with a lovely atmosphere, great food, and wonderful company. It's wonderful to know that our staff made you feel welcome and created the perfect balance between professionalism and friendliness.

We appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled that your special occasion turned into a 5-star day. We hope to welcome you back for more memorable journeys.

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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

We took the Northern Belle for a day trip from York to Edinburgh and really can’t recommend it highly enough.

The train is fabulous, beautifully decorated and comfortable. The food is fantastic and service equally so. Our fellow guests were lovely.

The whole experience feels very special and we would highly recommend it. Oh, and we got 4 hours in Edinburgh as an added bonus!

Date of experience: November 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Thank you for your glowing review of your day trip from York to Edinburgh on the Northern Belle. We're thrilled to hear that you found the train fabulous, beautifully decorated, and comfortable. It's great to know that the fantastic food and excellent service, along with the company of lovely fellow guests, made the experience special for you. We're delighted you enjoyed the added bonus of 4 hours in Edinburgh.

We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on board for another memorable journey.

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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

Myself and my mum have just been on the Historic Oxford trip on The Northern Belle. This was my fourth time on the train, and like previous trips it was outstanding. The food and service is unbelievable. If you are looking for something that is extra special then I would highly recommend as I'm sure you won't be disappointed. The only disappointment I have is that the number of trips that Northern Belle now operate from Chester and even Crewe are extremely limited , otherwise I would book more.

Date of experience: November 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Thank you for being a returning guest on the Historic Oxford trip aboard The Northern Belle. We're thrilled to hear that, once again, you found the experience outstanding with unbelievable food and service. We appreciate your recommendation for those seeking something extra special.

We understand your desire for more trips from Chester and Crewe, and we'll certainly consider expanding our offerings. We look forward to welcoming you and your mum on board again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Had a fantastic time on the northern belle with my wife , we went to Oxford on a leisure afternoon from warrington bank Quay , the train was super we was in the Glamis carriage seats 17/18. The three course brunch & 6 corse afternoon meal was amazing, as was the cocktail breakfast drink, the champagne & the fine wine, aswell as coffee & tea on supply. The staff on our carriage Glamis was brilliant there attention to detail was amazing so lovely and professional, this was a special birthday suprise for my wife, she was absolutely blown away with the full experience, we recommend if you can go on the northern belle it's an experience off a lifetime, we will be booking again for 2024, a big thanks again to all the staff they never stopped and a credit to the company, many thanks again.

Date of experience: November 2023
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Cameron P, Reservations at Northern Belle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience aboard the Northern Belle. We're delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the leisure afternoon trip to Oxford, especially the Glamis carriage and the exceptional three-course brunch and six-course afternoon meal. It warms our hearts to know that the special birthday surprise for your wife was a success, and we appreciate your kind words about our staff's attention to detail and professionalism.

We can't wait to welcome you back in 2024 for another unforgettable journey.

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