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Take a trip on a steam train

Take a trip on a steam train
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Take a trip back in time, to the golden ages when travel was slow, majestic and unhurried. Imagine yourself gazing out at the countryside passing outside the window as the steady streams of smoke and steam pour from the engine chugging away up front.
This page is dedicated to riding on trains. If you’d prefer to drive a steam train, take a look at that here

Where can I ride a steam train ?

Surprisingly, steam train trips are available nationwide.

Quainton in Buckinghamshire, Peterborough Cambridgeshire, Ravenglass Cumbria (narrow gauge railway!!), Ripley in Derbyshire, Stanhope in Durham, Bressingham in Norfolk. Or if you’re in Somerset, then look no further than Shepton Mallet, whereas Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire and Huddersfield in West Yorkshire also have steam trains for you to enjoy riding on.

And not forgetting that London is also the departure point for a wonderful steam train journey on the famous Cathedrals Express, or the legendary Orient Express where you can travel in the ultimate luxury on a journey to be remembered for all time.

Here are all the steam train rides you can buy – you’re spoilt for choice!

Steam Train Trip For Two With East Somerset Railway - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip For Two With East Somerset Railway - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £25.00
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Family Steam And Diesel Train Day Out At Didcot Railway Centre Picture Buyagift Logo  Family Steam And Diesel Train Day Out At Didcot Railway Centre £29.00
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Steam Train Experience For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  Steam Train Experience For Two £29.00
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Steam Train Ride With A Full Afternoon Tea For Two Adults Picture Buyagift Logo  Steam Train Ride With A Full Afternoon Tea For Two Adults £30.00
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Family Steam Train Trip With East Somerset Railway Through The Countryside - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Family Steam Train Trip With East Somerset Railway Through The Countryside - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £32.00
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Steam Train Trip For Two With Spa Valley Railway Through Pristine Kent And Sussex Countryside - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip For Two With Spa Valley Railway Through Pristine Kent And Sussex Countryside - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £35.00
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Steam Train Trip For Two With Churnet Valley Railway Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip For Two With Churnet Valley Railway £35.00
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Great Central Railway Steam Train Experience For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Great Central Railway Steam Train Experience For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £39.00
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Family Steam Train Experience Picture Activity Superstore Logo  Family Steam Train Experience £39.00
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Steam Train Sunday Lunch In Somerset Picture Into the blue Logo  Steam Train Sunday Lunch In Somerset £39.00
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1 Hour Open Sea Cruise And Steam Train Adventure Through Countryside For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  1 Hour Open Sea Cruise And Steam Train Adventure Through Countryside For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £40.00
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Family Steam Train Ride With Afternoon Tea At Kirklees Light Railway Picture Buyagift Logo  Family Steam Train Ride With Afternoon Tea At Kirklees Light Railway £49.00
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Family Steam Train Trip In Somerset Picture Red letter days Logo  Family Steam Train Trip In Somerset £49.00
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Family Steam Train Trip With Churnet Valley Railway Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Family Steam Train Trip With Churnet Valley Railway £50.00
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Lake District Steam Train Trip And Cream Tea For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Lake District Steam Train Trip And Cream Tea For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £52.00
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Steam Train Afternoon Tea Leics Picture Into the blue Logo  Steam Train Afternoon Tea Leics £65.00
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Steam Train Journey On Bluebell Railway For Two And Visit Wakehurst Place Picture Red letter days Logo  Steam Train Journey On Bluebell Railway For Two And Visit Wakehurst Place £69.00
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Steam Train And Afternoon Tea For Two At Nene Valley Railway Picture Activity Superstore Logo  Steam Train And Afternoon Tea For Two At Nene Valley Railway £70.00
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Churnet Valley Railway Steam Train Lunch For Two Picture Into the blue Logo  Churnet Valley Railway Steam Train Lunch For Two £80.00
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Bluebell Railway Steam Train & British Airways I360 Picture Into the blue Logo  Bluebell Railway Steam Train & British Airways I360 £89.00
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Steam Train Journey With Cream Tea And Vintage Bus Ride For Two Picture Buyagift Logo  Steam Train Journey With Cream Tea And Vintage Bus Ride For Two £90.00
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Steam Train Trip With Cream Tea And Vintage Bus Ride For Two Picture Red letter days Logo  Steam Train Trip With Cream Tea And Vintage Bus Ride For Two £90.00
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The Midlander First Class Steam Train Lunch Experience For Four Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The Midlander First Class Steam Train Lunch Experience For Four £159.00
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One Night Lake District Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  One Night Lake District Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £175.00
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Eskdale Belle Carriage & Steam Train Experience With Prosecco And Lunch For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Eskdale Belle Carriage & Steam Train Experience With Prosecco And Lunch For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £180.00
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One Night Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  One Night Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway For Two - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £184.00
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Steam Train Footplate Ride Experience Picture Red letter days Logo  Steam Train Footplate Ride Experience £199.00
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Premium Standard Steam Train Experience For Two With The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Premium Standard Steam Train Experience For Two With The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £238.00
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Charnwood Forester First Class Steam Train Dining Experience For Four Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Charnwood Forester First Class Steam Train Dining Experience For Four £255.00
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First Class Steam Train Experience For Two With The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  First Class Steam Train Experience For Two With The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £338.00
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Loughborough Steam Train Day Picture Into the blue Logo  Loughborough Steam Train Day £360.00
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Belmond British Pullman Golden Age Of Travel Steam Train Lunch Picture Red letter days Logo  Belmond British Pullman Golden Age Of Travel Steam Train Lunch £395.00
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Steam Train Experience With Premier Onboard Dining For Two The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Experience With Premier Onboard Dining For Two The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £438.00
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Steam Train Experience With Pullman Style Onboard Dining For Two The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Experience With Pullman Style Onboard Dining For Two The Dreams Rail Co - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £558.00
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Steam Hauled Golden Age Of Travel Lunch For Two On The Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train - Virgin Experience Days Voucher Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Hauled Golden Age Of Travel Lunch For Two On The Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train - Virgin Experience Days Voucher £790.00
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Belmond British Pullman Golden Age Of Travel Steam Train Lunch For Two Picture Red letter days Logo  Belmond British Pullman Golden Age Of Travel Steam Train Lunch For Two £790.00
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Belmond British Pullman Steam Train Excursion For Two From London Picture Red letter days Logo  Belmond British Pullman Steam Train Excursion For Two From London £1020.00
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Ultimate Steam Train Day Picture Into the blue Logo  Ultimate Steam Train Day £1850.00
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Steam train experience review

Steam train trips make original gift ideas, especially for those old enough to have used steam trains regularly, and young people whose only experience of steam is watching “The Railway Children” on TV. And with prices starting at under £20 depending on the experience you need, the number of extras and the amount of luxury, then steam train experiences really are available to everybody and within everybody’s reach.

Choose a simple steam train journey to experience the everyday travel that people used to take. Or throw in lunch, a trip to a rail museum, or travel first class with a picnic. Rail enthusiasts are well catered for, as are those who want a trip back in time with luxury thrown in. The choice is yours.

We took a trip on the mythical Orient Express and absolutely adored it – the staff couldn’t do enough for you, and we’ve never had waiters so attentive even in the very best hotels.

But if you don’t want to spend that kind of money, there are plenty of other fantastic steam train trips for you to thrill to.

Take a trip on a steam train3.0000000000002Sarah FirminTake a trip back in time, to the golden ages when travel was slow and steamy, majestic and unhurried.

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