The Edinburgh Dalesman

The Edinburgh Dalesman

Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

Southport to Edinburgh
Departs – Thursday 16 August 2018

From Southport, Burscough, Parbold, Wigan and Leyland.

One of our most popular tours and no wonder. Magnificent scenery all the way and our destination is none other than Scotland's beautiful capital city which we can enjoy during our break.

Our outward journey takes us over the famous Settle to Carlisle Line, only recently reopened after flooding closed the line for around a year. This railway needs no introduction with its magnificent viaducts, incredible engineering and fantastic Dales Scenery which eventually gives way to the more gentle hills of the Eden Valley. Then, after passing through Carlisle, it's back to the mountain scenery as our train labours over Beattock Summit before taking the line to Edinburgh from Carstairs Junction. Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a central park, castle, museums, old town, the shops of Princes Street and the Royal Mile to enjoy.

Our return journey retraces our route to Carlisle from where it's down the West Coast Main Line and over Shap summit to home stations.

PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.

FIRST CLASS: First Class passengers will be served a selection of Tulip Muffins, freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the outward journey and a savoury refreshment box followed by cake of the day and freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.

REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First Class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class and Premier Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Final Timings Outward Return
Southport 05.40 21.58
Burscough Bridge 05.55 21.42
Parbold 06.02 21.34
Wigan North Western 06.37 -
Wigan Wallgate - 21.12
Leyland 06.53 20.41
Edinburgh 13.20 16.16