The Flying Scotsman & Delightful Dorset

Calling all Flying Scotsman fans! This is your chance to travel behind the magnificent, 1923-built locomotive as it travels along the award-winning Swanage Railway. This unique, preserved heritage railway offers beautiful scenery and passes the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle – it’s a wonderful opportunity to travel back to the heyday of the golden age of steam. We also visit the lovely city of Salisbury and the pretty coastal town of Poole. 

Travel Options

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights at a selected hotel with dinner & breakfast
  • Exclusive train journey behind the Flying Scotsman on the heritage Swanage Railway
  • Excursion to Poole
  • En-route visit to Salisbury

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Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel conveniently located for our excursions. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant. 

Day 1:
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner and the first of two nights’ stay.

Day 2:
Following breakfast at the hotel, we head to Swanage where we board our train behind the magnificent locomotive Flying Scotsman to enjoy a scenic and memorable 12-mile round trip, steam hauled journey. Our trip to Norden and back takes us through beautiful scenery, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.  

Afterwards, we visit Poole, a bustling resort with a lively quayside, stunning natural harbour and some of the finest beaches in England. It also boasts two Victorian parks, one of which, Poole Park, is a designated Conservation Area and a historic Old Town which still shows evidence of its medieval past. Later, we return to the hotel where we enjoy dinner together.

Day 3:
After checking out of the hotel we board the coach and head for home, stopping en-route in Salisbury where we have a little free time. Don’t miss the city’s fine medieval cathedral, which boasts the tallest spire in Britain.

Please note the order of excursions is subject to change.