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A gin train exists and it’s the perfect tasting experience

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If you love discovering the biggest and best gin tasting experiences then you’re going to love this one. Not content in simply offering a full dining service, North Yorkshire Moorshire Railway also do a gin tasting experience.

All aboard the gin train; forget about only enjoying gin in a tin on a train (although we’re not ones to complain), now you can journey across the beautiful North York Moors National Park sampling a variety of gins as you go.

This train features a gin tasting masterclass. An expert will help you get to grips with the sheer variety of gins out there. Alongside a sharing board of breads, meats and other tasty morsels, there’s plenty of opportunity to sample your gin straight or with a variety of fabulous mixers.

It all kicks off in Pickering, a picturesque market town at the edge of the moors. If you’re not familiar with North Yorkshire Moorshire Railway, picture an idyllic railway system complete with vintage trains.

The experience would make the perfect break if you’ve ever fancied sweeping across the North York Moors National Park in style.

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We’ve certainly heard of a gin bus experience, but there’s something pretty special about boarding a traditional steam train. The addition of gin and a truly breathtaking landscape just seals the deal.

Previous selections have included Mason’s Yorkshire Tea, Slingsby’s Rhubarb Gin, Whittaker’s Gin, Martin Miller’s Gin and Monkey 47.

If you fancy experiencing it for yourself, visit The North Yorkshire Moorshire Railway website or telephone customer services on 01751 472508.

Services depart from Pickering Station at 18:45 and the session last roughly 2 hours 45 minutes. The Gin Tasting train costs £72.50 per person.