The charm of the legendary Flying Scotsman awaits on this delightful weekend break. The train was built in 1923 in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster and was the first locomotive to run on the newly-formed London and North Eastern Railway; it is also famous for being the world's first steam locomotive to officially reach 100mph in 1934. Enjoy an unforgettable journey in the company of the nation’s favourite steam train as it weaves through idyllic panoramas and quaint villages of the Irwell Valley. Running on the heritage East Lancashire Railway in September, this is the perfect chance to experience the thrilling sights and sounds of steam travel!
Your adventure starts with a morning pickup from your local area and a coach journey to your hotel, arriving in time for dinner. You'll be staying at a well-appointed three or four-star hotel in the North West on a half-board basis; complete with comfortable en-suite rooms and an on-site bar and restaurant. Following breakfast at the hotel, the group will head to Bury where you'll board the train behind the magnificent locomotive, the Flying Scotsman, for a picturesque steam-hauled round trip journey on the East Lancashire Railway. With a journey time of approximately 75 minutes, you'll travel to the charming town of Rawtenstall through beautiful rural panoramas and picture-postcard villages, passing over viaducts and through tunnels, before arriving back in Bury. In the afternoon, you'll board the coach and head for home.