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12 great reasons rail travel is good for your health & well-being

Discover 12 great reasons rail travel is good for your health & well-being. From keeping fit to making new friends, isn’t it time you booked a train journey? The power of daydreaming Yes, you can read a book, fire up your laptop or listen to music. But for a great mental health kick, just sit […]

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5 great reasons to book a European train trip today

We’ve got 5 great reasons to book a European train trip today. From a fabulous new brochure launch to £££s off your next rail holiday – there’s something here for everyone. Fred.\ Holidays’ new 2021/2022 brochure launch Fred.\Holidays not only offer amazing European rail journeys but lots of exciting rail and sail packages too. Their […]

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New opening dates for 5 top heritage British railways

What are the new opening dates for 5 top heritage British railways? We’ve got all the details you need to book ahead. Get On Board the RH&DR The Romney & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) is set to open again on Monday 12th April. Covid protocols will be observed and the line is opening to welcome 100,000 […]

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What Boris’ Travel Announcement means for Rail Holidays

What does Boris’ travel announcement mean for rail holidays? Railway Traveller investigates… Can I book a train holiday outside the UK? Technically, the answer is yes. However, the Prime Minister said that he wouldn’t give an official answer on whether Brits can travel abroad until May 17th. He did say he was ‘hopeful’ and the […]

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Rail Expert Rob Carroll on his favourite rail journeys

What are Rail Expert Rob Carroll’s favourite rail journeys? The Commerical Director of Airedale Tours gives us the low-down on the world’s best buffet cars and why he loves travelling through Scotland on a train. What’s been your favourite rail journey? For very personal reasons I would choose the West Highland Line. My late mum […]

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Four great new seaside rail journeys on the British Pullman

Belmond is offering four great new seaside rail journeys on the British Pullman and we couldn’t be more excited. Let’s head to the seaside… Who needs to go on a rail journey abroad this summer when Belmond are intent on spoiling us? Lucky guests on the British Pullman will get the chance to travel to […]

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New start date for The Jacobite Steam Train

Want to know the new start date for The Jacobite Steam Train? We’ve got all the details on the return of ‘The Greatest Railway Journey in the World’. We’ve got some great news for all you patient railway travellers. The Scottish Government will be lifting restrictions on the leisure and tourism industry from Monday 26 […]

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Tim Dunn reveals his favourite train trips and rail memories

What are Tim Dunn’s favourite train trips and rail memories? Here the The Architecture The Railways Built host reveals his love of the Ffestiniog Railway and why he loves sleeper trains. What’s your favourite rail journey? A trip on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales. I’ve been travelling on it since I was about five. […]

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Scotland UK & Ireland

All you need to know about Scotland’s Heritage Railways

Looking to ride on a heritage railway in Scotland? We’ve got the full list of Scotland’s amazing heritage railways. So read our guide and book a journey today on one of these beauties and celebrate the golden age of rail travel. Central Highlands Keith & Dufftown Railway, Dufftown, Banffshire and Keith, Morayshire. This railway uses […]

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5 great new reasons to travel by rail this Spring

We’ve got five great new reasons why we’ll all be able to travel by rail this Spring. A Digital Green Pass for EU countries It’s looking likely that the European Union will issue a certificate called a Digital Green Pass. This will let travellers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus travel more freely through […]

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Why Great Pottery Throw Down’s Keith Brymer Jones loves rail travel

Great Pottery Throw Down presenter Keith Brymer loves rail travel. Here he shares details of his favourite rail journeys – from overnight trains in China to a drive-on train journey in his childhood. What’s your favourite rail travel journey? The Northern Explorer from Paraparaumu to Auckland. It’s an incredible journey that takes a long time […]

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Michael Portillo’s new TV show – what we know so far

BBC2 will be airing the twelfth series of Michael Portillo’s new TV show Great British Railway Journeys this Spring. This is what we know so far… Michael’s view Because of the Covid crisis, Michael Portillo could only film in the UK in 2020. ‘We are restricting filming to the UK,’ he told The Telegraph. ‘but […]

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Six of the best Mother’s Day Rail Trips

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Sadly, you won’t be able to take your mum on a train trip next weekend. But if she loves train travel why not treat her to one of these six of the best Mother’s Day 2021 Rail Days trips. Champagne Afternoon Tea on the British Pullman Details: Travel on the […]

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Railtrail Tours’ Dave Felstead on his favourite train trips

Dave Felstead, Managing Director and founder of Railtrail Tours on his favourite train trips, Michael Palin and real ale. What’s been your favourite rail journey and why? It has to be the journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. I followed in the footsteps of Sir Michael Palin‘s very first ‘Great Railway Journey of the […]

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Why rail travel is back on track

It’s been a long time coming but rail travel is back on track. Boris’ roadmap has given us a framework to plan our trips. And leading figures in the British rail travel industry are starting to see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. And even better, railway travellers have already booked trips […]

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Wales

Our pick of the best Welsh rail holidays

Looking for the best Welsh rail holidays this year? Check out our pick of great trips – from only £499 per person. Ffestiniog Travel Dylan Thomas Rail Tour Trip Highlights: Enjoy a 5-day rail holiday that pays homage to Wales’ famous poet Dylan Thomas. You will stay for 2 nights’ stay in Dylan Thomas’s house […]

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13 great rail trips to Scotland you’ll love

We’ve found 13 great rail trips to Scotland that are easy to book this year. Check out our pick of great trips – from as little as £370. But be quick – these are booking up quickly. Belmond Western Scenic Wonders Trip Highlights: If ever there was a year to splash out on this amazing […]

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10 Great Train Books and Films

What are the 10 greatest train books and films? Author Eleni Kyriacou picks her favourites, full of romance, passion and mystery. Railway Books She Came to Stay, by Eleni Kyriacou It’s 1952 and Dina arrives at Victoria station. She’s travelled from rural poverty in Cyprus to smoggy London for a bigger, better life. But it’s […]

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How to future proof your next train holiday

We’ve got the green light from Boris Johnson to travel again, so read on to find out how to future proof your next train holiday Know your dates Boris Johnson has announced the restart dates for holidays in Britain as part of his road map out of lockdown. Holidays in England can restart from April […]

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How to travel with your dog on a British train

Want to know how to travel with your dog on a British train? We’ve asked the experts – from a canine behaviour expert at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to dog owner Lysanne Currie Lysanne and Alf’s story Euston to Manchester. A train journey I loved as it held so many hazy, crazy memories of […]