Britain's poshest train set to return to Ipswich

The Northern Belle arrives at Norwich Station

The Northern Belle is returning to East Anglia next Summer - Credit: Lauren De Boise

Britain's poshest train, the Northern Belle, will be passing through Ipswich next year as part of a sightseeing trip. 

The train will be departing from Ipswich station at 8.15am on June 30 next year to take East Anglian passengers on a tour of the ancient Roman city of Chester. 

A champagne reception and fine dining will be provided to the passengers, including a three course brunch on the outward journey and a seven course dinner.

The Cheeseboard being served on the Northern Belle

The Cheeseboard being served on the Northern Belle - Credit: Northern Belle

Once belonging to the Orient express group, the luxury train is made up of 1930s style Pullman carriages named after famous castles and stately homes. 

Tickets cost £375 per passenger.

Alnwick carriage on the Northern Belle

Alnwick carriage on the Northern Belle - Credit: Northern Belle

The Northern Belle is also offering shorter round trips including a classic afternoon tea or seven course meal travel lunch.


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Both of these excursions depart from Ipswich at 1.15pm on July 1.

All journeys feature strolling musicians and table magicians to entertain the guests.


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