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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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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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Scotland UK & Ireland

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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News UK & Ireland

10 of the best British train holidays to book today from only £340

If you’re thinking of booking one of Britain’s best British rail and train holidays, we’ve done all the hard work for you. We have found 10 of best British rail and train holidays you can book today to enjoy when we come out of lockdown. Best Scottish train holidays Great Rail Journeys’ ‘Explore the Highlands […]

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Insider Tips Scotland

How to Travel on the West Highland Line – Glasgow to Mallaig

We’re dying to try this trip…

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7 great new British Steam Train Journeys for 2021

Do you love British steam trains? Then read on. From a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train and a chance to see the Flying Scotsman up close, 2021 looks like being a bumper year for our favourite steam trains and heritage railways. So get on board! Bluebell Railway steam trains Sussex’s famous Bluebell Railway has […]

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England

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, UK

Take a trip back in time on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, one of Britain’s most scenic railway routes. The train covers 24 miles through some of North Yorkshire’s most amazing scenery, with guests travelling behind heritage steam locomotives in historic carriages. Everything about this trip evokes nostalgia, from the grandeur of the its Pullman […]

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England

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage tourist steam railway in the Severn Valley – a beautiful part of the counties of Worcestershire and Shropshire. The train operates manly steam-hauled passengers carriages between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth, travelling for 16 miles through stunning British countryside. Appealing to all ages, from train enthusiast to families to […]

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England

The Bluebell Railway

British heritage lines don’t get more charming than the Bluebell Railway, an 11-mile scenic railway through the picturesque scenery of West Sussex (and a little bit of East). The Bluebell Railway runs between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote, and guest with an ‘All Day Rover’ ticket can hop on […]

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Wales

Welsh Highland Railway – Wales

The Welsh Highland Railway, which runs for 26 miles through Snowdonia National Park, is Britain’s longest heritage railway line. Departing from Caernarfon, it passes the foot of Snowdon and the quaint village of Beddgelert, then through Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. The full return journey is approximately six hours, however shorter trips (for example Porthmadog […]

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Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway – Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Gwynedd, Wales. With comfortable carriages and historic steam engines, it offers travellers the chance to take a trip though the picturesque Snowdonia National Park on a 14-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the historic slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. On the journey you’ll see stunning coastlines, […]

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England Scotland

The Settle to Carlisle Railway

The Settle to Carlisle Railway is railway line in northern England, running through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells. The rail route is famous for its Victorian architecture, vast stone viaducts, quaint station buildings and long tunnels. The last great mainline railway to be built in the UK, […]

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England Scotland Wales

Northern Belle Train – UK

Great Britain is the focus for the Northern Belle train which travels year-round around the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, offering guests great days out to classic cities like York, Edinburgh and Chester as well as visits to popular events such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot. The Northern Belle was previously part […]

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Wales

Heart of Wales Line – Swansea to Shrewsbury

The Heart of Wales Line is a scenic rail route showing off the beauty of the Welsh countryside, stretching 121 miles from the coastal city of Swansea to the market town of Shrewsbury. It’s loved by day-trippers, walkers and locals alike, providing a vital link between the rural communities and towns of Mid Wales and […]

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Scotland

Jacobite Steam Train – Fort William to Mallaig

The Road to the Isles is a wild, remote and rugged route across the Scottish Highlands, and travellers are able to explore this route aboard the Jacobite train. Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, the Jacobite takes passengers on an 84-mile round-trip from Fort William to Mallaig through some of the most […]

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England

Bure Valley Railway – England

The Bure Valley Railway is a popular heritage railway which runs steam and diesel trains between the pretty market towns of Aylsham and Wroxham, in England’s Norfolk Broads. Guests can join the trains on a one-way (nine mile, 45-minute trip) or take a round-trip for 18 miles. You can hop on and off anywhere along the […]

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Wales

Blaenavon Heritage Railway – Wales

The Blaenavon Heritage Railway is a popular volunteer-run heritage railway in South Wales. It runs both steam and diesel trains every weekend between Spring and Autumn. It also runs a timetable of special weekends throughout the year including a Steampunk Special, Halloween Celebration and Steam Santa Special. The line is the highest preserved standard-gauge line […]

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England

Avon Valley Railway – Gloucestershire, England

The Avon Valley Railway is a very popular three-mile long heritage railway based at Bitton station in South Gloucestershire in England. The original line was opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway company as a through-route between Birmingham and the South Coast. It was closed in the 1960s but later restored by a team of railway […]

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England UK & Ireland

Night Riviera – Paddington to Penzance

With white sandy beaches, colourful seaside towns and of course Cornish ice cream and pasties, Cornwall is one of the best British escapes around. Whisking passengers away from London, the Night Riviera sleeper train travels overnight to the Cornish coast, completing a route of 305 miles with its final stop Penzance. It’s the most comfortable […]

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Scotland UK & Ireland

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond are masters of luxurious train journeys so it’s no surprise that the Belmond Royal Scotsman is a very special train indeed. As you’re serenaded by Scottish pipers on board the train in Edinburgh, you’ll soon be travelling around the Highlands of Scotland in sumptuous style. With a staff ratio of 3:1, you’ll be very […]