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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 Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip For Two With East Somerset Railway £25.00
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Family Steam Train Trip With East Somerset Railway Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Family Steam Train Trip With East Somerset Railway £32.00
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Steam Train Trip For Two With Spa Valley Railway Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip For Two With Spa Valley Railway £35.00
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Great Central Railway Steam Train Experience For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Great Central Railway Steam Train Experience For Two £36.00
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Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip For Two £38.00
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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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Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway With Bellini And Pastries For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway With Bellini And Pastries For Two £46.00
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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 Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Family Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip £49.00
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Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway With Cream Tea And Prosecco For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway With Cream Tea And Prosecco For Two £50.00
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Lake District Steam Train Trip And Cream Tea For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Lake District Steam Train Trip And Cream Tea For Two £52.00
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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 £55.00
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Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip And Visit To Wakehurst Botanic Garden For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Bluebell Railway Steam Train Trip And Visit To Wakehurst Botanic Garden For Two £63.00
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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 And A Visit To Wakehurst Place For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  Steam Train Journey And A Visit To Wakehurst Place For Two £69.00
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Scenic Steam Train Sunday Lunch For Two - Somerset Picture Experience Days Logo  Scenic Steam Train Sunday Lunch For Two - Somerset £69.00
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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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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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Bluebell Railway Steam Train And Bubbles At British Airways I360 For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Bluebell Railway Steam Train And Bubbles At British Airways I360 For Two £91.00
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Steam And Diesel Train Day Out With Lunch At Didcot Railway Centre Picture Buyagift Logo  Steam And Diesel Train Day Out With Lunch At Didcot Railway Centre £125.00
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One Night Lake District Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  One Night Lake District Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip For Two £175.00
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Eskdale Belle Carriage & Steam Train Experience With Prosecco And Lunch For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Eskdale Belle Carriage & Steam Train Experience With Prosecco And Lunch For Two £180.00
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One Night Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  One Night Break With Dinner And Steam Train Trip On The Spa Valley Railway For Two £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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Vintage Steam Train Trip And Traditional Sunday Lunch With Wine For Four Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Vintage Steam Train Trip And Traditional Sunday Lunch With Wine For Four £235.00
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Premium Standard Steam Train Experience For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Premium Standard Steam Train Experience For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co £238.00
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First Class Steam Train Experience For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co Picture Virgin experience days Logo  First Class Steam Train Experience For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co £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 With The Steam Dreams Rail Co Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Experience With Premier Onboard Dining For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co £438.00
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Steam Train Experience With Pullman Style Onboard Dining For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Train Experience With Pullman Style Onboard Dining For Two With The Steam Dreams Rail Co £558.00
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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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Steam Hauled Golden Age Of Travel Lunch For Two On The Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Steam Hauled Golden Age Of Travel Lunch For Two On The Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train £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 train3Sarah FirminTake a trip back in time, to the golden ages when travel was slow and steamy, majestic and unhurried.

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