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24 Hours in Exeter

By: Helen Earley The Cathedral city of Exeter is the perfect base for a visit South West of England. With two mainline rail stations (Exeter Central and Exeter St. David’s) and a smaller regional station (Exeter St. Thomas), it’s an easy journey there – and a great launching pad for day or weekend trips to...
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BritRail Free Day Promo

By Kara Bembridge With a drop in the pound and a free day of train travel, you can stretch your U.K. travel budget this summer with BritRail. Buying a BritRail Pass, a BritRail England Pass or a BritRail South West Pass entitles you to an additional day of travel if you purchase your pass from...
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5 Day Trips an Hour from London

So you’ve started planning your UK trip and want to make the best out of your days. As most people start with London, it’s easy to plan a couple of days downtown and add some day trips to the mix. The best part is that you don’t have to go far to change a little...
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Brighton & Hove: Seaside Retro

By: Dacia Popescu Seaside Retro is the description that comes to mind when I think of Brighton, now Brighton and Hove; a coastal town in southern England, and only about 1 hour by train from London. Its close proximity to the city makes Brighton an enjoyable option for day-trippers. Direct trains depart as often as every...
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A Traveler in Theatreland

By: Dacia Popescu One thing that is a ‘must-do’ while visiting London is seeing British culture come to life by going to a musical or a play in one of the West End Theatres.  My favorites are: The Phantom of the Opera, a Gothic-romantic tragedy musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber which plays at Her...
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Shop ‘Till You Drop in the West End

By: Dacia Popescu The West End is comprised of some of the most upscale and finest retail streets in the world! This is where Regent St., Bond St., Oxford St., and St Christopher’s Place are the popular shopping destinations and extravagant abodes to top of the line Designer Boutiques, fashion shops, department stores and chain...
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The Edge of Culture & Music in Camden

The Edge of Culture & Music in Camden

By: Dacia Popescu Camden, is located in North London (Camden Town tube station), and like many of London’s inner cities, is a world on its own. Famous for its enticing markets, varied fringe and international shops and vibrant nightlife, Camden hits you with raw originality and shows you what authenticity really is through glimpses of...
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BritRail’s London Plus Pass – more ways to save!

New Family, Youth and Senior Savings! The BritRail London Pass is great for visitors to London and surrounding destinations, perfect for day trips. Beyond London, pass holders can take the train to popular stops such as: Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Bath, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and many more. See the map for the complete area included in the...
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BritRail Low Season Discount

BritRail Low Season Discount starts November 1, 2015 Travel with a BritRail Pass and enjoy unlimited train trips on each travel day throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Plus, if you’re heading to Britain this low season you can save up to 20% on a BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass or a BritRail South West Pass....
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Sand, Surf and Steam Trains in Newquay, Cornwall

By Helen Earley About 5 hours by rail from London, the harbour town of Newquay (pronounced New-Key), is a British budget holiday paradise. During the months of July and August, Newquay’s population explodes with tourists from all over England who flock to the stunning beaches along the coast, and the vibrant nightlife in the town....
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