West Coast Railways Presents
Famous Steam Train
Scarborough Spa Express
Scarborough Spa Express Journey

The Scarborough Spa Express Journey

Running: Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th October 2016.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store…

Travel by steam in traditional carriages across Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside. Leaving York in the morning collecting passengers on a circular route calling at Wakefield Kirkgate, Wakefield Westgate, Woodlesford, Castleford arriving in York then on to Scarborough. You may choose to spend the day in York or extend your journey to Scarborough, returning early evening.

The Scarborough Spa Express has many options available with the choice of either York or Scarborough as your destination.


York – Rich in ancient history

Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect destination.

Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city.

Delve into the city’s vibrant cafê culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country´s most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

Visitors to York can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city. You´re never far from an awe inspiring moment.

York is a place of contrasts, a medieval walled city with the ancient shops of the ‘Shambles’, the magnificent Minster, historic churches, intriguing museums and offering the best of modern shopping. In fact something for everyone!



If York is the northern heritage capital of England, Scarborough surely offers the best in British seaside entertainment.

Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.

Boasting some of the country’s cleanest and most beautiful beaches, the safe, sandy, award-winning North Bay and South Bay beaches are broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, the historic Scarborough Castle.

Wide sandy beaches, popular attractions, a ruined castle, a miniature railway and some fine seafront walks offer a great day out for every member of the family.

Whichever destination you choose, once you have alighted from the “Scarborough Spa Express” at either York or Scarborough you can be assured of some of Britain’s finest holiday attractions and entertainment. You will have also enjoyed a thrilling means of transport that’s a great experience for both young and old – and don’t forget to say “Hello!” to the driver!

Through the large picture window of the vintage carriages you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Yorkshire countryside

There is a buffet on every train offering hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

The Route – Map

Leaving York in the morning collecting passengers on a circular route calling at Wakefield Kirkgate, Wakefield Westgate, Woodlesford Castleford, arriving in York then on to Scarborough.

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