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The Merchant of Norfolk


Saturday 18 April 2020

A springtime trip along the southern part of the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross and then over to Norwich sounds appealing enough, but add to that our favourite locomotive, the magnificent Merchant Navy class Pacific 35028 ‘Clan Line’, and we have a perfect Main Line Steam tour on our hands!  This will be Clan Line’s first ever visit to Norwich, and only its second departure from King’s Cross.

Our outward route takes us from Kings Cross to Hitchin, picking up at Potter Bar and Stevenage, then via Cambridge before turning east across rural Norfolk to Norwich, where we expect to arrive around lunchtime for a break of around four and a half hours.

Norwich boasts award-winning shopping, lively streets, historic monuments, a gateway to the iconic Broads and is regularly voted as one of the top 10 places to live in England.

You may choose to visit Norwich’s magnificent Cathedral, one of the finest complete Romanesque cathedrals in Europe. With the second tallest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England, it houses more than a thousand beautiful medieval roof boss sculptures.

Also a popular attraction is one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle. Built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago, the castle is now a museum and art gallery and home to some outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history (entry fee applies).

Following our afternoon spent exploring Norwich our return route will retrace that of our outward.

There will be three classes of accommodation, First Class Dining, First Class Non-Dining and Standard Class. First Class Dining includes The Great British Breakfast and a four course dinner.

A buffet car is also available

Class PriceAvailability
First Class Dining£249Good
First Class Dining Party of Four£976Good
First Class Non Dining£179Good
Standard Adult£119Good
Standard Junior£109Good

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.

StationDepartArrive
London King's Cross08.2821.50
Potters Bar (for M25)08.5821.24
Stevenage09.1721.03

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