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Flying Scotsman Centenery Breaks

Flying Scotsman Centenery Breaks 2023

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Flying Scotsman Centenery Breaks Coach Breaks

All aboard! The Flying Scotsman celebrates its 100th year anniversary in 2023 and you’re invited on this extra special centenary experience. The iconic steam locomotive will be running on the East Lancashire Railway in March, so don’t miss your chance to travel behind this magnificent, 1923-built train as we take an unforgettable trip back to the heyday of the golden age of steam. This is a lovely time of year to journey through the Irwell Valley in the company of the nation’s favourite steam train, and with a visit to Liverpool also included, this break won’t disappoint!

  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfast & dinner
  • Train journey behind the Flying Scotsman on the East Lancashire Railway
    Admission to the Bury Transport Museum
  • En-route visit to Liverpool

Be a part of the iconic Flying Scotsman’s 100-year anniversary on this fantastic three-day break to Bury and Liverpool. Celebrate a century of service of one of the UK’s best-known and much-loved locomotives from the golden age of steam, as we enjoy a journey behind the Flying Scotsman on the East Lancashire Railway. Our ticket also includes admission to the Bury Transport Museum, where the rich industrial heritage of the area is on full display, as well as unlimited travel on other East Lancashire Railway trains on that day. With a visit to Liverpool also included, this steam-powered break is set to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

Day 1
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel.

Day 2
We travel to Bury where we board our train behind the magnificent locomotive, the Flying Scotsman for a picturesque steam-hauled round-trip journey on the East Lancashire Railway. With a journey time of approximately 75 minutes, we travel to the charming town of Rawtenstall through beautiful rural panoramas and picture-postcard villages, passing over viaducts and through tunnels before arriving back in Bury. Here we enjoy admission to the Bury Transport Museum where we can discover the story of the North West’s industrial past through their impressive collection artefacts, vehicles and exhibits. We can also use this time to enjoy unlimited journeys on other East Lancashire Railway or visit the famed Bury Market. Afterwards, we check in at our hotel in time for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 3
Following breakfast at the hotel, we head to Liverpool, where we enjoy time at leisure. Once an industrial powerhouse, Liverpool is thriving again today – with a glorious maritime history, rejuvenated dockside and a bustling city centre. There is plenty to see here, from the iconic Liver Building to the locations frequented by The Beatles, such as the Cavern Club. In the early afternoon, we continue our journey home.

Flying Scotsman

Don’t miss the chance to get up close to the fastest steam train of all time – the Flying Scotsman

See this legendary feat of British engineering in all its splendour with National Holidays, which provide the unique chance to experience the coals fired up once again, step on the footplate and even climb on board the carriages for an exclusive journey.

Built in Doncaster and launched in 1923, the Scotsman is one of the most powerful locomotives to ever journey on Britain’s railways, a symbol of express travel which captured the nation’s hearts.

The Flying Scotsman enjoyed an illustrious career. In 1928 it grabbed the headlines for being the first train to run a non-stop service from London to Edinburgh in just eight hours. Six years later on a special test run it was the first steam train to reach 100mph.

During its career the Flying Scotsman clocked up more than 2,000,000 miles. Needless to say the restoration of the ‘people’s engine’ required a bit more than a lick of paint, rather a complete overhaul during an extensive full scale restoration project. Now restored to its former glory, it offers travellers the perfect opportunity to experience the golden age of steam!

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Fosse Park / Leicester / Loughborough / Northampton / Acocks Green / Birmingham / Chesterfield / Dudley / Mansfield / Milton Keynes / Solihull / Sutton-in-Ashfield / Walsall / Wolverhampton .