You Can Now Ride A Harry Potter-Inspired Train Across The North West

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan


All aboard the Hogwarts Express!

Ever fancied a ride on the Hogwarts Express like our favourite trio: Harry, Ron and Hermione? Our letter to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry may have arrived a lot later than we expected, but at long last, we can finally board a steam heritage train that’ll give us as close an experience as ever before to that ever-exciting fictional train ride.

Steaming its way through the North West this Spring, the Pendle Dalesman is set to embark on a brand new journey, allowing passengers to board its carriages – which have been decked out to resemble those from the movie.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Passing through the iconic sights of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lancashire countryside, the Pendle Dalesman will travel along the Settle and Carlisle line – with the restored carriages that feature in the Harry Potter films making up a part of the train.

West Coast Railtours says of the journey: “At Hellifield the line traverses North Yorkshire for an ever-favourite journey on the Settle and Carlisle Railway.

“Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line.

“We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination – the border city of Carlisle.”

Offering a number of ticket options to suit different budgets, guests can choose from Premier Dining, Premier First Class, First Class or Standard Class, which the Premier Diners being treated to a full English breakfast on the outward journey, as well as champagne, canapes, and a four-course dinner and wine on the return journey.

Check out the dates available to book below:

  • May 18 and May 25
  • June 8, 15, and 29
  • July 6, 20, and 27
  • August 10, 17 and 31
  • September 21

To find out more and book your journey, head over to the website here.

[Featured image: West Coast Railways]

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