An American couple blends train and auto travel for a holiday in rural south-central England
by Laurel Kallenbach
As a North American accustomed to driving on the right-hand side of the road, I break into a cold sweat at the prospect of navigating Britain’s left-sided motorways. The convenient,… more>
By Reb Stevenson
I met my love on a train.
Bear with me – I’m not about to rehash the plot of Before Sunrise, the film that inspired many a mid-nineties traveller to ride the rails in search of their own euro-fling.
With summer quickly approaching, this is be the perfect time to grab a BritRail South West Pass and head for the region of Devon where you will find a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Here are our… more>
Enjoy even greater value on passes purchased between March 15th and April 15th
Traveling with a BritRail Pass is a truly flexible way to get around the UK on its national rail network, allowing you to hop on and off and… more>
A focus on Britain’s Southwest
By Kat Tancock
As any Downton Abbey fan knows, train travel is an integral part of the storylines, from the first journey we take to Downton with Mr. Bates to the family journey up to Scotland in season 3… more>
Museums chronicling England’s political history, music bands known worldwide and legendary sport clubs are all part of what makes Manchester a city worth exploring.
1 – A place to explore People’s History The Manchester People’s Museum is an interactive museum with… more>
By Patti Nickell
It’s comforting to know that there are some places in the world where you can return after a five, ten or even twenty year absence and find that very little has changed. I first visited Bath in my… more>
By: Ruth J. Katz
I have periodically waxed poetic about British Rail, one of the most civilized ways to travel in the United Kingdom, or for that matter—I’ll go out on a limb here—the world. We are not big train travelers… more>
Europe is brimming with charming sights waiting to be discovered by way of rail journeys. Rail lines are often built in the midst of vast dreamy landscapes with the trains allowing you to travel long distances through the most… more>