Insider Tips Scotland

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

We’re dying to try this trip…

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 […]


Secrets of the Queen’s Mysterious Private Royal Train

Did you know Her Majesty has a train which only a handful of royals can use?


Railway to the Lake District – Is This the Best Journey in the UK?

On a picturesque journey to the Lake District, Pete May enjoys views of Morecambe Bay and Carnforth before heading to Kendal and Windermere For me it’s the best train journey in the UK. London Euston to Oxenholme or Penrith is the gateway to the magnificent Lake District, the finest region of England. The journey to […]

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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


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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11 Great British Railway Journeys You Have to Try

Great British railway journeys are, for want of a better word, great. From a day-trip on the Belmond British Pullman and Northern Belle to a cross-country adventure on the Caledonian Sleeper, here are our top picks of the best Great British railway journeys. 1. North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (or NYMR […]

Station Guides

A Guide to St Pancras Station, London

St Pancras International, also known as London St Pancras, is London’s gateway to Europe, serving as the terminus for Eurostar services from the UK capital to Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The station opened its doors in 1861 and has been operating internationally since 2007. Today its iconic grand gothic exterior and famous clock tower […]

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 […]

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

The Caledonian Sleeper

The Caledonian Sleeper is hands down the most civilised way to travel between England and Scotland – after all, what better way to arrive in the Highlands than after a cosy night sleep, few drams of whisky and a cosy dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties. Running six days a week, Sunday to Friday, the […]

Belmond Grand Hibernian – Ireland

There is no better way to enjoy the delights of Ireland than on a journey on the Belmond Grand Hibernian – Ireland. This elegant luxury train offers guests five star accommodation and the taste of the very finest Irish food and drink. As you travel around the Emerald Isle on this beautiful train you will […]

Belmond British Pullman – UK

Journeys on the famous Belmond British Pullman are something to savour. Departing from London Victoria Station, you are invited to visit some great places of interest in southern Britain including country houses, cities, castles and sporting events. On board this historic train you will get to enjoy the splendour of the beautifully restored carriages whilst […]