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Rail Holidays in the United Kingdom

Rail trips throughout the UK with Arena Rail Holidays offer the opportunity to experience all the understated charm and hidden beauty of the UK’s railways. The UK bears a proud cultural heritage with its many legends and hidden gems , which can only truly be explored by experiencing the country for yourself. The UK’s citizens are based in the cities of the UK and in the rural areas of the country.

UK by rail

Hidden deep within the British countryside is magical railway journeys waiting to be uncovered and not forgetting the vast Scottish countryside, with its many lakes — or lochs — is a spectacle to behold when travelling by rail. Weaving between hills and meadows, rail travel will allow you to discover the many hidden views of the UK has to offer.

Fantastic cities

The UK’s cities are packed full of experiences that are unique to themselves and the county they belong to. If scenery and tranquillity appeal to you more, the Scottish Highlands and the UK’s countryside are amongst the most serene natural landscapes in the world.

Food and drink

The UK is famous for its heartwarming food and drink; Fish and chips at the seaside are a must, a traditional Devonshire cream tea, a Yorkshire pudding with beef and gravy or the national dish of haggis, neeps and tatties are all served across Scotland. Scotland takes whisky very seriously, and so should you!

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  1. Yorkshire Dales

    Railway Tracks & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

    13 Apr 2020 - 26 Oct 2020

    ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, the charming market town of Skipton is our gateway to three days featuring fantastic rail journeys and stunningly scenic walks.

    5 days from £549
    Ref: REUYT0520
  2. 75th VE Day Commemorations & 40’s Steam

    75th VE Day Commemorations & 40’s Steam

    7 May 2020 - 9 May 2020
    VE Day is celebrated and remembered by people around Britain each year and the 75th anniversary, on the 8th May 2020, will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through the darkest period of our history.
    3 days from £695
    Ref: RVEDAY
  3. Dartmouth Steam Railway

    Railways of Somerset & the Devon Coast

    7 May 2020 - 24 Sep 2020

    Rolling country meadows and glistening blue sea go hand in hand to create a holiday of dreams for any heritage rail enthusiasts. Keeping close to the market town of Tiverton, we enjoy scenic journeys on no less than five different railways. From Buckfastleigh to Totnes, Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and more... you'll have the perfect escape.

    5 days from £449
    Ref: REUSW051920
  4. Poppy Line

    Little Trains of Norfolk

    13 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020

    On this spectacular UK rail holiday, see the very best of Norfolk as we combine journeys on some of the UK's most beautiful heritage railway routes with visits to the seaside resort of Cromer and Holt. What’s more, with a paddle boat cruise to enjoy along the Norfolk broads - you'll discover all the charms of this picture perfect region.

    5 days from £399
    Ref: REUNO051920
  5. Gloucester & Warwick Railway

    Heritage Railways of the Cotswolds & Avon Valley

    14 May 2020 - 13 Aug 2020

    Hidden deep within the beautiful British West-Country is a picture-perfect blend of history and the finest rail travel that this corner of the Country has to offer. On this rail holiday we visit Swindon and Broadway and travel on railways including the Avon Valley and Gloucestershire to Warwickshire - it's a rail enthusiasts dream!

    5 days from £459
    Ref: REUCA051920
  6. Enchanting Peak District & Historic Railways

    Enchanting Peak District & Historic Railways

    28 May 2020 - 17 Sep 2020

    Discover the delights of the Peak District on this enchanting break by rail. Join us as we journey back to a bygone era and experience preserved historic railways, restored to their former glory, offering a glimpse into times gone by.

    5 days from £495
    Ref: REUDD0520
  7. Lake Windemere

    The Lake District by Rail

    31 May 2020 - 4 Oct 2020

    Gently rising fells, craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering waters, the Lake District is an exceptionally old landscape shaped over time by wind, rain and glacial erosion into one of the most beautiful corners of the world.

    5 days from £495
    Ref: REULD0520
  8. Durham

    Historic Railways and Medieval Durham

    15 Jun 2020 - 21 Sep 2020

    With its winding cobbled streets, famous Cathedral and Castle, Durham is a captivating city with a timeless quality

    5 days from £479
    Ref: REUDH0520
  9. Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    15 Jun 2020 - 12 Oct 2020

    Stay in the spectacular surroundings of North Wales and treat yourself to this relaxing UK holiday combined with the wonders of rail. Joining journeys you could only dream of, you will travel along to some of the country's most spectacular railways visiting destinations from Snowdon, to Lake Padarn, Betws-y-coed and Portmeirion.

    5 days from £549
    Ref: REUSN041920
  10. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

    Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    22 Jun 2020 - 7 Sep 2020

    This UK rail break has it all, from rolling country meadows to historic castles and a cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool's canal. We traverse the tracks of some truly stunning railways such as; the Embsay and Bolton Abbey and Settle to Carlisle, and include visit to famous sites such as Haworth, home to the Brontë Sister and Ripley Castle.

    5 days from £469
    Ref: REUYO051920
  11. Highlights of the Jurassic Coast

    Highlights of the Jurassic Coast

    20 Jul 2020 - 5 Oct 2020

    The hugely diverse landscape of the Jurassic Coast is a feast for the senses, and what better way to explore it than on a journey by rail? On this short break, combine charming heritage rail travel with some of the most spectacular coastal scenery the UK has to offer.

    5 days from £549
    Ref: REUBO0520
  12. Sandringham

    Sandringham and Norfolk by rail

    5 Aug 2020 - 9 Aug 2020

    On this unique rail holiday, visit Norfolk and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Sandringham Estate, as well as a special guided visit of the parks spectacular grounds. Add to this the nostalgic feeling of travelling along heritage railways with a little steam train chugging away up front and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

    5 days from £459
    Ref: RNOGW0520

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