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Great British Rail Holidays

A journey through the UK is…
 
…captivating, historical and quintessentially charming. It’s no surprise that people travel from far and wide to witness the beauty and splendour of Great Britain. From rugged coastlines and quaint seaside towns, to enchanting national parks and medieval cities, there’s nowhere else quite as diverse and beautiful. Feel the salty sea breeze on your skin as you explore idyllic coastal towns, be at one with nature amongst vast expanses of lush countryside and tuck into some hearty pub grub with a freshly-pulled pint of real ale.

Things to know

  • The UK is home to nearly 150 heritage or preserved railway lines, running the length and breadth of the country – that doesn’t even include miniature railways or tramways.
  • There are over 7,700 miles of stunning coastline to explore and you can get to nearly every corner by rail.
  • The UK loves its strange, quirky and traditional competitions, be it cheese rolling, caber tossing, 

Key Destinations

Poppyline
UK by rail

Experience the breathtaking scenery and fascinating heritage that lies on our very own doorstep on an unforgettable rail journey through the British countryside. Discover the beautiful north-east, the birthplace of railways and home to medieval castles; traverse the rolling hills of Yorkshire; explore quaint Cotswolds villages and journey along the rugged and historical south coast. From the beaches of Norfolk to the mountainous landscapes of Wales, there’s so much to see and do on a remarkable adventure through the UK by rail.
Durham Cathedral
Fantastic cities

Discover the UK’s most fascinating cities, its most quaint and beautiful towns and its most breathtaking scenery on a range of spectacular rail journeys, unlike any other. Visit the ancient city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral, explore the enchanting villages of the Peak District or delve into the history of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. Ride steam trains through the Lake District, discover Bristol and the Cotswolds on heritage railways or visit the picture-perfect towns of the Devon and Somerset coast.
fish and chips
Food and drink

Hearty, traditional and undeniably delicious, the UK is home to some exceptional local delicacies, renowned the world over. Fuel up with a full English breakfast, enjoy a seafront bag of freshly-prepared fish and chips or tuck into a succulent Sunday roast with all the trimmings, washed down with a local beer. Be sure to sample tasty regional cheeses and, of course, no UK holiday would be complete without a traditional afternoon tea – but will it be jam or cream first?
Shakespeare’s birthplace
Rich cultural history

From William Shakespeare’s birthplace, to the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast and County Durham’s open-air Beamish Museum, the UK has a wealth of history and culture to uncover. Visit the majestic Sandringham Estate, discover the home of the Brontë sisters in the Yorkshire Dales and experience the tallest mountains and longest heritage railways in Wales’ Snowdonia National Park. With medieval castles, stunning cathedrals and beautiful stately homes and gardens around every corner, you’re never far away from another fascinating history lesson.
Things to know