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Address: 14a Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1553 661500
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Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Disappointing steam experience

My husband booked a day trip from Staines to Weymouth as a treat for my birthday as he knows what a massive steam train enthusiast I am. However I have to say that, although we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I booked a Steam day trip for my Mother and I. It was a fabulous day. I paid a bit extra to travel in the Premier Class and be able to enjoy the Silver Service Catering on board. We travelled out from London Paddington all the way along the Main Line to Taunton and then on to the fully restored... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband booked a day trip from Staines to Weymouth as a treat for my birthday as he knows what a massive steam train enthusiast I am. However I have to say that, although we had a most enjoyable day, the steam side of it is really disappointing. As the train is running on the main line you may as... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Booked the West Highland tour on Feb 3rd where they took £200 deposit for the 18th Sept. 4 months later I had several questions to ask as we were paying £2000 for a 3 night tour around Scotland to celebrate our Golden wedding anniversary, and not a lot of info. apart from the route. I also asked what the chances... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to this trip having paid for premier which meant breakfast, light lunch and an evening meal. Our carriage was the last one . The train was 20 minutes late when we got on at Milton Keynes, and we were immediately served breakfast. We were being tossed all over the place with the speed of the... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We realised that there could be slight delays on this trip before we went. We did not expect a delay of 2 hours 45 minutes before we even started. This trip should have been cancelled - a 2 hour delay was long enough. Because of the delay, we were further delayed as we had missed all our 'slots'. We finally... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Travelled on the Swanage Belle trip from Victoria to Swanage this week and had a wonderful day out. All as promised in the brochure and the staff were brilliant! I would use this company again.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Booked a Steam trip the Hadrian to be pulled by a steam locomotive. The trip was to be pulled by diesel from Sheffield to Helliwell then by steam to Carlisle and on to York before being returned by dieselto Sheffield. Once we had boarded and set off we were informed the Steam train was not available. We were offered a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was looking forward to a trip on Saturday 13th, The Cotswold Venturer. MAYFLOWER (which happened to be my husband birthday.) 1. The train pulling us was changed, as long as it was a steam train this really did not matter to us. 2. The time was changed from 8am to 7am (accepted) as stated in your small print that... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Second trip cancelled by this company (out of two booked so far). The second trip was cancelled by company shortly (just over one week) before departure. When asked, customer service noted that it does happen and would not apologise when I had to phone to get my money back. I have written to complain (for the attention of the managing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We joined the train at 6am in the morning at Leicester to be told that due to technical problems there would be no steam engine and the trip would be diesel hauled all day. Obviously a huge disappointment since clearly that's the whole point of spending over £400 for two tickets on a steam train experience! However we were informed... More 

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Address: 14a Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1553 661500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn
Open Hours:
Monday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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