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A memorable trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Vicky Mayer takes a memorable trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway and discovers a journey full of surprises The journey begins at Tenterden Town station Lovely Tenterden in Kent is a gorgeous place to start a train journey on one of the UK’s most popular heritage train lines, the Kent & East Sussex […]

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February 2021’s Best Offers and Savings on Trains You Love

Every week we bring you the best train ticket deals, offers and discounts around

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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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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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Tailor Made Rail Boss Simon Hodge Reveals Ultimate Bucket-List Train Trips

Simon Hodge, Managing Director of Tailor Made Rail, on bucket list train adventures, a magical trip on the Bernina Express and why Michael Portillo would be his favourite travel buddy

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Michael Portillo Discovers 5 Great British Railway Journeys that Survived the Beeching Cuts

In 1963 Richard Beeching wrote a report for the British government that identified  2,363 stations and 5,000 miles of railway line for closure; 55% of stations and 30% of route miles. Subsequently many small stations were closed. But some survived the cuts and some were even reinstated. Here, Michael Portillo celebrates five of the survivors. […]

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8 Magical Christmas Train Trips Where the Kids Can Meet Santa

Meet Santa on a Christmas steam train adventure in 2020

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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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6 Fantastic Weekend Train Trips Around the UK Under £200

The perfect way to spend a winter weekend…

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5 Amazing British Halloween Train Adventures the Kids Will Love

Treat your kids to some fang-tastic family fun on some of Britain’s best-loved railways. Here are the best Halloween train trips the kids will love The Audley End Miniature Railway Your little rug rats will love a Halloween train trip on the Audley End Miniature Railway in Essex. The family-focused line offers trips on their […]

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Review: First Class from Berlin to Baden-Baden on Deutsche Bahn’s Ice Service

Benedict Holland travelled through Germany on a leisurely train journey to discover Brunswick, Fulda and Baden-Baden A train journey with Deutsche Bahn’s ICE service is always a pleasure, especially if you go first class from Germany’s capital to the lesser known beauty spots on its border to France.  The ride to Baden-Baden, which takes five […]

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5 Amazing British Half Term Train Adventures the Kids Will Love

Make the most of being stuck in Britain with these fantastic day trips the kids will love

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5 Easy Day Trips from London by Train

Day train trips are a great way to see the UK, here are five destinations less than two hours from London

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Why you should visit Europe’s Big Cities on Eurostar This Autumn

Believe it or not, it’s actually a good time to book a Eurostar train to Europe

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There’s One Week Left to Travel on the ‘Staycation Express’

There’s still time to ride on Britain’s newest rail service, allowing railway ‘staycations’

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Eurostar to Nantes – London to Nantes by Train

Once the capital of Brittany, Nantes is the eighth largest city in France, with a population of over 600,000. This lively, cultured city is a great place for an unusual city break. You can travel there easily by Eurostar train from St Pancras International on a six-hour journey. You will find the riverside city situated […]

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Eurostar to Marseille – London to Marseille by Train

Bustling, sprawling, intriguing Marseille is the capital of Provence and home to a young multi-ethnic population that gives the city its buzz. This old city boasts great seafood and fabulous beaches, making it a great destination for a holiday travelling by Eurostar. Visitors will love the Insta-famous Old Harbour with its brightly painted houses and […]

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Eurostar to Lyon – London to Lyon by Train

Lyon, the gourmet capital of France is a delight for travellers. Its stunning historic centre, Le Vieux Lyon, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it boasts the largest ensemble of Renaissance buildings in Europe. As you’d expect from a city with such a fantastic gourmet reputation, it boats many famous Michelin starred restaurants. But […]

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Eurostar to Rotterdam – London to Rotterdam by Train

Lively multi-cultural Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe with a population of just over 600,000. You can travel here quickly by Eurostar train. The journey from St Pancras International to Rotterdam station takes three hours, 13 minutes. The city is also only 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam. Rotterdam was almost destroyed in World […]