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Address: 14a Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1553 661500
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Cumbrian Coast Express on 30th May 2015

We went on this trip on the date as per title. We were told up front that we would not be able to stop at Carlisle due to engineering works etc, a big disappointment, but not the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Keith F
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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English first
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Went on the Cumbrian Coast Express with this crowd on Saturday, first time we have used this Company and it will be the last. The catering and catering staff were excellent, excellent service of good food. However, the rest of it was very disappointing for the following reasons: This was steam hauled to and from Carnforth but most people never... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Myself and a friend travelled Premier Dining class. Upon boarding bucks fizz is served. This is followed by a choice of variious choices of cereal, porridge or grapefruit. This was followed by either full english breakfast (our choice) or smoked kipper. The sound, feel and smell of a steam locomotive working hard (they plan steep climbs) is wonderful. A couple... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went on this trip on the date as per title. We were told up front that we would not be able to stop at Carlisle due to engineering works etc, a big disappointment, but not the companies fault. However there was no promise of a stop at any other platform facility, so that we would be able to see... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Paid a great deal of money for what was intended to be the trip of a lifetime. Was extremely disappointed with the lack of variety of locos which was completely in contrast to that advertised. Subsequently, took this up with RTC who were totally unsympathetic with my claim for some compensation. Furthermore, they did not respond within their stated deadlines... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a truly fabulous experience! I booked it as a surprise for my husband's birthday so I was a little nervous given some of the reviews but the whole day totally exceeded my expectations. There were no hitches. I had booked Premier Class which was well worth the money. The food was gorgeous, compliments to the chef's. The waiting... More 

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Greater London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My son booked a trip for my birthday on the Britannia 70000 on 15th May,15. Well first of all I would like to say we had a wonderful day out. We picked the train up in Slough and went down to Westbury with a diesel train, where the Britannia 70000 engine was linked up to the carriages and I must... More 

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West Horsham, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A trip for my husband & I on the Dartmouth Express was given as a birthday present early this year. Originally booked for Saturday 18/4/15, was changed to Friday 15th May, with no explanation given, just a courtesy letter explaining that the trip had been postponed due to operational difficulties. We were okay with this as it seemed the weather... More 

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England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This trip had been booked and paid for 3 months in advance. Four days before we were due to travel we received an e mail postponing this trip. This was supposed to be a surprise for my husbands birthday. We had to cancel as we would not have been able to do a revised date. Too late to book anything... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
39 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We booked a trip to Carlisle with a steam run back down the Settle line, thoroughly enjoyed the day, will be doing more of these! I see that some have given a bad rating because the trin broke down or was delayed or cut short, remeber folks these are old steam engines and things are prone to go wrong and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We travelled Premier Class on the Cumbria Winter Express as a treat for a "significant" birthday. The service throughout was of the highest standard and the staff were extremely pleasant and hard working. A cooked breakfast that put Virgin Trains 1st Class service to shame greeted us when we boarded and lunch and dinner were equally impressive! What a fabulous... More 

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