Fancy a steamy Valentine’s Day ride?

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If you’re looking for a unique way to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day, a romantic ride through the countryside on a vintage train could be just the ticket. Most heritage railways put on a special Valentine’s Day service, many with fine dining and fizz on the move. What better way to sweep your sweetheart off their feet? Here are our highlights of the UK’s love trains.

Orient Express

If you really want to impress your Valentine, you can’t do better than a trip on one of these iconic luxury trains. There are four journeys to choose from.

Valentines Golden Age of Travel on the British Pullman

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Day
Leaves from: London Victoria
Price: From £370pp
What you get: 5-course meal with champagne, wine and cocktail; on-board entertainment; gift set of champagne glasses; guaranteed table for two.

Valentine’s Day Lunch on the Northern Belle

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Day
Leaves from: Leeds/York
Price: From £250pp
What you get: 5-course meal with champagne and wine; a red rose.

Dining on the Northern Belle
Dining on the Northern Belle
Valentine’s Dinner on the British Pullman

Date: 15 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: London Victoria
Price: From £455pp
What you get: Seasonal tasting menu with champagne and wine; gift set of champagne glasses; guaranteed table for 2.

Valentine’s Day Dinner on the Northern Belle

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: Chester/Manchester
Price: From £250pp
What you get: Dinner with champagne and wine.

Bluebell Railway

This beautiful heritage railway in Sussex has two special Valentine’s Day journeys – afternoon tea in the vintage lounge cars of the Wealden Rambler or an evening meal on the Golden Arrow, its luxury Pullman train with a First Class dining car.

Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Day
Leaves from: Sheffield Park
Price: £43pp
What you get: Afternoon tea with luxury teas, sandwiches, cakes, tarts, scones, meringues and shortbread.

Golden Arrow Evening Pullman

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: Sheffield Park
Price: £75pp
What you get: 3-course meal with choice of menu.

East Lancashire Railway

Dining coach on the East Lancashire Railway
Dining coach on the East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway’s Valentine’s special, a meal on board a vintage steam-hauled luxury dining train, is the ideal choice for a night of nostalgia.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: Bolton Street Station
Price: £49.50pp, £160 for table of four
What you get: Glass of bubbly; 4-course meal.

Vintage Trains

For a night of old-fashioned romance, reserve two seats on Vintage Trains’ steam-hauled Pullman dining train. If you want to go all out on the classic gestures, you can order champagne, chocolates and roses so they’re waiting at your table when you arrive.

Valentine’s Day Express

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: Tyseley Warwick Road
Price: £130pp (£45pp if not dining)
What you get: 4-course dinner with champagne; guaranteed table for 2 (for extra fee); photo opportunities.

Great Central Railway

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you board Great Central Railway’s vintage steam-pulled Pullman dining train. For added authentic period atmosphere, you’ll break your journey at Rothley station, which still has its original Edwardian gas lights.

Rothley Station
Rothley Station
Pullman St Valentine’s Fine Dining Evening

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: Loughborough Central
Price: £69pp
What you get: Pink champagne; canapés; 6-course meal; red rose.

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch

This special Valentine’s heritage steam train journey will take you on a 28-mile round trip, breaking at Dungeness Station for a 4-course meal in the Light Railway restaurant. The Light Railway isn’t licensed so if you want to celebrate with fizz, you’ll need to bring your own.

Valentine Express

Date: 14 February
Day/evening: Evening
Leaves from: Hythe Station
Price: £46pp
What you get: Complimentary drink; 4-course meal; Valentine’s gift.

Wensleydale Rail

This beautiful heritage railway line in Yorkshire is offering a great economy option for Valentine’s Day. It may not have the luxury of some of the other dining journeys on our list but you get a fair bit for your money and it beats a boring meal in a restaurant hands down.

Valentine’s Day Lunch

Date: 15 February
Leaves from: Leeming Bar
Price: £25pp
What you get: Buffet lunch; glass of fizz; rose.

So there you have it. Whether you opt for sophisticated luxury and glamour or old-fashioned classic romance, we hope you enjoy your vintage Valentine’s voyage!