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Secrets of the UK’s most scenic rail journeys

Want to know the secrets of the UK’s most scenic rail journeys? Read our guide and get on board… North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the UK’s most scenic railway routes. As it travels, 24 miles through some of North Yorkshire’s most picturesque spots, guests on board can enjoy […]

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6 things you probably didn’t know about Michael Portillo

Great British Railways star Michael Portillo is 68 today. To celebrate his birthday, we discover 6 things you probably didn’t know about him. Many of his clothes are made by a tailor in London Michael Portillo is famously known for his bright trousers and jackets which make a great impact on the small screen. ‘I […]

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The Paris-Nice Sleeper Train has Finally Been Restored

Romantic train journeys from Paris to the French Riviera are on the cards for this summer…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 […]

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The Unlikely Celebrities Who Are Huge Model Train Hobbyists

We were a little surprised…

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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 […]

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The Most Jaw-Dropping Luxury Train Suites in the World

You’ll never believe these actually exist…

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Why Charles Dickens was scared to travel by train

Today, February 7, is world Dickens Day. So we’re taking a look at how the incredible rise of the British railway system shaped and influenced Charles Dickens’ life and books. And we discover why the Staplehurst train crash left him scared to travel by train. The ‘Rocket’ Revolution When Charles Dickens was 18 the famous […]

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Great Rail Journeys’ Julian Appleyard on his favourite train trips

Julian Appleyard, Commercial Director of Great Rail Journeys, reveals his favourite train trips, his bucket list train journeys and why sleeper trains will be making a big comeback. What’s been your favourite train trip? I don’t think I can narrow my favourite train trips down to one, so I’m going to you my top three […]

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Northern Belle Head Chef’s delicious liver and mash recipe

Matt Green is the Head Chef on Britain’s popular luxury train line the Northern Belle. Here, he shares a liver and mash recipe from the train’s fantastic on-board menu that’s perfect for a cold and rainy locked-down weekend. The inspiration behind the recipe When I first picked up a copy of ‘White Heat’ by Marco […]

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The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Luxury Train Trips Revealed

How many have you done?

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Tim Dunn on The Architecture The Railways Built and Michael Portillo

On the eve of the second series of his hit TV series, The Architecture The Railways Built, Vicky Mayer caught up with presenter Tim Dunn over zoom to talk about the fun (and difficulties) he had making the series during the pandemic, his favourite train stations and why he doesn’t see himself as a rival […]

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

We’re dying to try this trip…