Departing From

  • Plymouth,
  • Totnes,
  • Newton Abbot,
  • Exeter St David's,
  • Tiverton Parkway,
  • Taunton,
  • Bristol Temple Meads

Step aboard the Midland Pullman for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway and Cumbrian Fells.

With great limestone peaks and deep valleys, we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering – including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct Our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines with the prospect of snow-covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunshine. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Batty Moss, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with views of the three peaks towering over the line. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley to the border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime break of around 2 hours.

We return over the west coast route passing Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains, thence through historic Lancaster and Preston.


Plymouth 05.00 23.20
Totnes 05.25 22.45
Newton Abbot 05.40 22.35
Exeter St David's 06.05 22.10
Tiverton Parkway 06.20 21.50
Taunton 06.35 21.35
Bristol Temple Meads 07.30 21.00

Destination Timings

Carlisle 14.10 16.25

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £330

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed in fine crockery, fresh flowers, and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following a sightseeing break, you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous four course seasonal dinner, created by our Executive Chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits, and chutneys – all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey concludes with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours.

First Class (non-dining) - £175

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee and light snacks are included, and a buffet bar is available for the purchase of light refreshments, but customers may bring on board their own picnic hamper for consumption during the journey.