Journey by Steam to The Lakes in 2022

Tuesday 27 September – Friday 30 September 2022 As the heat of summer gives way to balmier days, join us on this spectacular trip to Cumbria where you can spend three nights in the glorious Lake District. We have booked some fabulous hotels with lake-view rooms on the shores of Lake Windermere where you’ll haveContinue reading “Journey by Steam to The Lakes in 2022”

Journey by Steam to Cornwall in 2021

Tuesday 28 September – Friday 1 October 2021  As the heat of summer gives way to balmier days, join us on this spectacular trip to Devon and Cornwall as our very own steam locomotive B1 Mayflower hauls us double-headed along this picturesque route with spectacular views all the way west. We will traverse the iconicContinue reading “Journey by Steam to Cornwall in 2021”

Journey to the Scottish Highlands by steam in 2022

We are delighted to announce that our popular Highlands Explorer will be running from Thursday 5th – Friday 13th May 2022. With delicious food on board, specially selected hotels in some of Scotland’s most sought-after locations and impressive steam locomotives, all with the backdrop of snow-capped peaks and bright sunshine, this holiday promises to beContinue reading “Journey to the Scottish Highlands by steam in 2022”

A New Tour for 2021: The Welsh Dragon

In September 2021, join us on this new tour which takes in the most beautiful railway lines in Wales. You will have three nights and two whole days exploring Snowdonia and North Wales to enjoy time at the internationally famous Italianate village of Portmeirion, visit beautiful houses and gardens or indulge your passion for steamContinue reading “A New Tour for 2021: The Welsh Dragon”

Steam Dreams Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style

On Thursday, 16th December 1999, over 150 passengers waited excitedly at Waterloo station for their train to arrive. At 11am that day, the first ever Steam Dreams trip departed for Salisbury, hauled by BR Class 5MT 4-6-0 73096. At that time, the journey to Salisbury took just under two hours and fares started from £39!Continue reading “Steam Dreams Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style”

10 things to do in Canterbury

As the first Steam Dreams destination 20 years ago, Canterbury holds a special place in all our hearts. The city is lined with old buildings that date back to the Tudor times, the highlight of which is the beautiful Cathedral. There is plenty to see and do here and we have compiled our 10 favouritesContinue reading “10 things to do in Canterbury”

Tour Britain by steam train on the Moors & Mountains Explorer

-Please note that due to COVID-19 this tour has been cancelled- In May 2020, join us on this tour which takes in some of the most remote parts of England and Wales. We’ll travel through some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain visiting the West Country Moors, Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia, the Lakeland Fells, andContinue reading “Tour Britain by steam train on the Moors & Mountains Explorer”

Our top 10 coastal destinations in Britain

The UK is not necessarily known for its sandy beaches, but there are some stunning coastlines and charming seaside towns to discover. Check out our countdown of the top 10 destinations in the UK. Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, activities for all, showsContinue reading “Our top 10 coastal destinations in Britain”