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The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express

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Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough.

Boarding at: Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds), Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York.

Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages date back to the 1920´s, served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey.

Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Choice of two journeys (running alternate weeks)

To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds:
Boarding at: Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds ) and York.

To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield:
Boarding at: Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York.

Accepts groups

Children welcome

Opening details

To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds:
Running Thursdays on 27th June, 18th July, 1st and 22nd August and 5th September 2019

To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield:
Running Thursdays on 20th June, 11th and 25th July, 8th and 29th August 2019

Contact

The Scarborough Spa Express

Address

Jesson Way,
CARNFORTH,
LA5 9UR

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 039882  Lat: 54.27937 Long: -0.40552

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome