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All aboard! It’s time to take your premium seat onboard one of our Cream Tea Trains. Take in the spectacular Weardale scenery and enjoy a classic tea service.

Upon arrival at the station, we invite you to pick up your tickets, and our attendants will lead you to your seats. Your journey begins at our beautiful  Stanhope station and takes you through the picturesque Weardale Countryside; the views from your seat are stunning!

The train passes through green pastures and near a woodland river before we stop on the 100-foot high Etherly Viaduct for you to take in a wide view of the outstanding scenery. Our knowledgeable staff shares points of interest as warm tea is served.

Our white linen service is set for a proper old fashioned English tea, including miniature jam jars. Scrumptious home-made fruit scones are served with fresh clotted cream and rich fruit jam to go with your unlimited hot drinks of tea or coffee. We play ambient music to accompany this service and really lift your two-hour experience.

Our tea is perfect for a mum and daughter outing, a retro 1950s-style activity, a girl’s day out, or for anyone who enjoys a good cream tea service. Consider dressing in your “Sunday best” finery or vintage apparel to make it more entertaining.

The no 40 café is open with additional food and beverage options that you could choose to enjoy on board or take home as a memory of your fantastic day out. Enjoy a delightful day and treasure it for years to come.