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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Railway Expert Andy Brabin on the future of train travel

Railway expert Andy Brabin is the boss of rail travel company DiscoverByRail. Here he talks about the future of train travel, his favourite trains and why he can’t wait to launch his new business. How does your company DiscoverByRail work? Based on my personal experience and knowledge of railway travel, I will give you inspirational […]

Why US Presidents love trains

Today is President’s Day 2021. To mark the occasion, we’ve taken a look at why US presidents love trains. President Biden – 20 January 2021 to present Of all the US presidents, Joe Biden is best known for his life-long love of trains. Dubbed ‘Amtrak Joe’,The President thinks he has travelled about 2.1 million miles […]

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