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6 smart reasons to travel around Britain by rail

Want to make 2021 truly memorable? Then book yourself a train trip. We’ve discovered 6 smart reasons to travel around Britain by rail

Discovering Britain by rail

From big railway companies like GWR and LNER to smaller heritage lines like the Bluebell Railway (above) and Ffestiniog Railway, Britain really punches above its weight when it comes to train travel. And with restrictions on foreign holidays changing daily, 2021 really is the year you and your family should discover our wonderful country by rail.

We have teamed up with Scenic Rail Britain to take an in-depth look at the many exciting rail lines and destinations you’ll find when you take a train journey. From now until September, we’ll be taking you on a voyage of (rail) discovery around the British Isles.

Whether you’ve got a family, like to travel solo or enjoy travelling with a group of friends, we’ll be looking at the many ways to enjoy some memorable train journeys in Britain.

What’s in store?

Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at exciting train journeys like the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in Exmoor that will take you off the beaten track. We’ll also be looking at some of Britain’s rail journeys with spectacular views. After all, who wouldn’t like a window seat on the West Highland Railway Line or the North Yorkshire Moors Rail (above)?

It’s A Family Affair

With the summer holidays around the corner, we will be looking at how family-friendly inter-generational trips on trains like the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway or the Severn Valley Railway? And if you’ve got kids under 5, you’ll love our guide to the best train rides on your doorstep.

Healthy Adventures

Train travel in Great Britain is not just about looking out of the window and enjoying an afternoon tea with a view. Many train trips like Peak Rail in the Peak District and the Night Riviera Sleeper in Cornwall will take you to destinations where you’ll be able to step off the train and enjoy the great outdoors with a scenic walk or a fun cycle ride.

The Friendship Factor

The covid crisis has curtailed many of our plans. So now’s the time to reconnect with friends on a shared train adventure. Just one tip – don’t book a quiet carriage – you’ll have a lot to catch up on!

And if you’re stuck on inspiration on where to go, our guide to rail days out for grown-ups will really hit the mark.