The Northern Belle reflects the style of England’s 1930s ‘Belle’ trains and the Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Travel through some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery while enjoying cuisine and fine wines using produce from the landscapes you pass through.
Departing from regional stations throughout the UK, the train is a destination in itself as it visits cities, castles and major events.
The Northern Belle train entered service in 2000. It's mission was to provide the ultimate in stylish day excursions and short breaks, departing from cities and towns throughout the north of Britain.
Combining classic craftsmanship and contemporary engineering, it is a reflection of the magnificent 'Belle' trains of the 1930s.
The six dining carriages are named after great British castles or stately homes. They display marquetry, fabrics and brass fittings specifically commissioned from British craftsmen.
The Spirit of Travel
The Northern Belle recreates the elegance and comfort of train travel at its finest. Allow yourself to be whisked back to a more gracious age on our Spirit of Travel journey.
Enjoy a five-course lunch or dinner accompanied by champagne. As the train takes you on a tour of Britain's beautiful countryside, strolling musicians provide a soothing soundtrack to your dining experience and a magician entertains you at your table.
Just like its older sister, the Northern Belle celebrates the era of elegant rail travel.
Treat yourself to a one of a kind culinary experience, where your taste buds are spoiled every step of the way.
This gift box can be combined with any journey on the Northern Belle at an additional supplement.
- A pair of Northern Belle silver napkin rings
- Northern Belle teddy bear
- Limited edition of "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie
- A Venice Simplon-Orient-Express silver-plated photo frame
- Delicious tin of fudge
- 1930s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express whistle