The Merchant Venturer

7029 Clun Castle

Saturday 11th December 2021

Bath is another popular Vintage Trains Christmas Market destination and 2021 sees the 20th anniversary of this event in one of Britain’s most picturesque locations, the Georgian streets of this fabulous city. A memorable day out in a stunning setting, there’s always something new to discover with local makers and designers showcasing their artisan gifts and street food to die for! Passengers will have approximately 5 hours to explore this fabulous event.

For turning and servicing reasons, the train will continue to Bristol Temple Meads so passengers are welcome to stay on board for a visit of approximately 3 hours to the City of Bristol.

Joining arrangements

Solihull, Dorridge, Leamington Spa and Banbury. The return journey will drop-off at all outward stations.

Seating Arrangements

Seating is available in  “Bubbles” of two or four Pullman Cars and Open Coaches. Private Compartments for six people are also available. You will be seated at tables of two or four or in a Private Compartment in your selected Coach according to your booking. You will not be allocated specific seats.

Boarding Card

A boarding card confirming your booking details and allocated coach will be emailed to you upon completion of your booking. Please print this boarding card to access the train. Separate tickets are not issued.

Final Details and Timings

Final details and timings will be published on this web page  7 – 10 days prior to the date of the train.

Book Seats

Step One
Select Class of Travel

Step Two
Select Coach

Step Three
Select Number of Passengers in Bubble

Step Four
Complete Details

Step  Five


Select the station from which you intend to join the train

Meals are included in Pullman and Club Class. If you would prefer a vegetarian option please indicate Number of Vegetarian Meals Required

Passengers who require assistance to travel should contact us at to discuss their requirements prior to booking.