Cheshire Life take a trip on the Northern Belle

Lottie Sandbach, Sophie Parry

Lottie Sandbach, Sophie Parry - Credit: Archant

Cheshire Life staff and advertisers were among guests who enjoyed a retro dining experience aboard one of the country’s most elegant trains.

The Northern Belle left Chester station and travelled a circular route through Liverpool and Shrewsbury before returning to the historic Roman city.

Passengers enjoyed fine food and wines, and were entertained by Casablanca Steps, who played trombone and guitar. Card tricks from magician Lido delighted the onlookers. The charming interior of the Northern Belle carriages is reminiscent of the setting of Agatha Christie murder mysteries. The vintage 1930s’ atmosphere is further enhanced by bone china, drapes and waiters in traditional outfits from a bygone