Departing From

  • Derby,
  • Uttoxeter,
  • Stoke-on-Trent,
  • Kidsgrove,
  • Crewe,
  • Chester

Starting in the Midlands, we are delighted to present a scenic day out to Llandudno for a circa 2 ½ hour afternoon break.  Travel is in First Class comfort in our traditional carriages, hauled by a pair of heritage Class 20 locomotives and supported by one of our Class 37s.

Our journey from Derby and stations to Crewe and Chester takes us along the North Wales coast before reversing at Llandudno Junction to take the scenic Conwy Valley Line followed by a short leg stretch opportunity at Blaenau Ffestiniog. The original purpose of the steeply graded line was to carry slate from the Ffestiniog quarries to a specially built quay at Deganwy for export by sea.

The Victorian town of Llandudno boasts the longest pier in Wales, with stunning views of the coastline and the Great Orme Country Park.  Enjoy a stroll along the elegant promenade or take a late lunch in one of the many restaurants, pubs and bars.

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Derby 09.00 20.00
Uttoxeter 09.30 19.30
Stoke-on-Trent 10.00 19.00
Kidsgrove 10.10 18.50
Crewe 10.30 18.30
Chester 11.00 18.00

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Classes of Travel

First Class - £99

Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or tables of 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. A buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks. Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £25 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use (minimum booking of 2 persons)