Visit the setting of one of the greatest British films of all time at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre before heading to Leighton Hall, the historic seat of the Gillow family, which is still occupied by them to this day.
What’s included in your Day Trip:
Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
Return train from Manchester to Carnforth
Travel by train to Carnforth (journey time approx. 1 hour 35 minutes).
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, including the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, have been restored to their 1940s glory, when the refreshment room was used as the setting for David Lean’s classic romance Brief Encounter. Take a picture under the famous station clock, re-watch the film in the mini-cinema and learn about the production of the film at the David Lean Exhibition.
Lunch in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room (not included in price)
Grab a bite to eat in the Refreshment Room, where one of Britain’s most iconic romances began when Dr Alec Harvey first met Laura Jesson. You may even be able to sit in the Station Master’s Office, where Celia Johnson rested in between takes during filming.
Private Transfer to Leighton Hall
Meet your pre-booked transfer for the short journey to Leighton Hall
Guided Tour of Leighton Hall
The Lady of the Manor, Suzie Reynolds, greets visitors to the family home before embarking on a guided tour of the elegant hall. Afterwards, stroll in the grounds, where you might catch a falconry display, or enjoy afternoon tea in the original Victorian kitchen quarters.
Return Transfer to Carnforth and Train to Manchester Piccadilly
Meet your pre-booked return transfer to Carnforth Station where you will catch your return train to Manchester.
All daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
Timings and Departures
FROM MAY 2019
Tuesday – Friday
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:30 / Train Departs at 09:01
The journey time by train to Carnforth is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Suggested return from Carnforth 17:39 / Arrival in Manchester 19:15
Trains return from Carnforth approx. every 30 mins until 21:36