Excursion Details

The Lincoln Shire Explorer

09/12/2017

Image courtesy of Steve Smailes.

Saturday 9th December, 2017

 

GET IN THE MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS WITH A DAY OUT TO HISTORIC LINCOLN, HOME TO ENGLAND’S ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS MARKET. THERE ARE ALSO OTHER OPTIONS.

 

May we present this attractive seasonal excursion across country to Lincolnshire, where we offer several off train activities to enjoy (see below). The rail routing outward will be by way of Birmingham, Nuneaton, Leicester, Nottingham and Newark to Lincoln, whilst the return will be slightly diferent.

 

Option A - Lincoln and its Christmas Market (approx. 12:30 to 17:00) 
In December 1981, Lincoln Councillors visiting their German twin town, noted the Christmas spirit embodied in a children’s ride and a few stalls selling seasonal fare, laid out in the town square. By the next Christmas the councillors persuaded 11 stallholders and some musicians to set up with a stunning backdrop of the Castle and Cathedral. Lincoln Christmas Market is now one of the biggest in Europe, with over three hundred stalls offering an amazing variety of food and drink products, seasonal fare and handmade gifts of all kinds. Now much copied across Britain, after the Cathedral it is probably Lincoln’s biggest claim to fame - and the Cathedral has a history going back over 900 years! See www.lincoln-christmasmarket.co.uk for more information.

 
If the market is not for you, there is also the majesty of the Castle, the awe-inspiring Cathedral, museum, the oldest inland port in Britain and a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Note: the station is at the bottom of a hill, with the Cathedral and market higher up.

 

Option B - Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
From Market Rasen by coach to this East Lincolnshire heritage railway for a steam hauled ride and visit.

Add-on Fare: £18.50 Adult / £14.50 Junior.

 

Option C - Barnetby (approx. 13:15 to 16:00)
Our train continues to this important railway junction for servicing. Many freight trains pass through!

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A DB CARGO CLASS 67.

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Taunton 0610 2250
Bridgwater 0625 2235
Highbridge & Burnham 0635 2225
Weston-super-Mare 0655 2200
Yatton 0705 2145
Bristol Temple Meads 0725 2125
Bristol Parkway 0740 2110
Cam & Dursley 0810 2045
Cheltenham Spa 0835 2020

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4  
Standard Class £89.00 £45.00
£336.00  

First Class

£139.00 £99.00 £536.00  
First Class Plus £155.00 £115.00 £600.00  
Premier Dining £239.00 £199.00 £936.00  

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.

 

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Updated 07/09/17

 

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