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Edinburgh to London: The East Coast Main Line

By Ruth J. Katz (Style and Travel Editor /  Promenade magazine / New York City) I love train travel, but unfortunately, we do not have a very practical and efficient network in the United States for train travel, at least not the way the Europeans do throughout the Continent and the UK.  But when I...
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Guess the UK Landmark!

For a chance to win a pair of 4-Day BritRail Passes in First Class! Visit our Facebook page to see if you recognize snippets of some of the UK’s popular landmarks. Every Monday and Thursday during the month of October, we will post an image of a popular UK landmark. Join the fun and post your answers in the...
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Save up to 20% on popular BritRail passes

New! Low Season discount now offered on BritRail South West Passes On September 1st, BritRail’s most popular rail passes will be available at a 20% discount when purchased for travel in November, December, January and February. The Low Season discount not only applies to the classic BritRail Pass and BritRail England Pass, giving you a...
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BritRail’s family discounts

Save when traveling with your very own little “princes and princesses” Following the arrival of the Royal baby, we thought it’s the perfect opportunity to remind you that BritRail is a baby friendly and a family friendly way to journey across the UK. Read on to find out exactly how your family can save on...
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Shoe shopping in Somerset

Designer brands and discounted prices in over 90 stores! If you hear about the town of Street in Somerset, then it is safe to assume that mention of Clarks Village Outlet Shopping will follow not far behind. The Clarks claim to fame is the successful brand of luxury and consumer shoes built over nearly two...
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A rail journey through Yorkshire

By Patrice Raplee Yorkshire, a historic county of Northern England, is the largest in the United Kingdom. The county’s lush and unspoiled countryside, lovely villages, grand coastlines and spellbinding, rugged north moors are a unique destination. Yorkshire offers travelers the opportunity to visit remarkable castles with majestic estates that have almost vanished over the years...
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Scenic rail journeys in Britain

Rolling hills and rugged mountains, the deep blue sea next to the sandy beaches, quaint villages and uncorrupted lands, all of this you can see from the comfort of your seat on Great Britain’s scenic trains. Get a BritRail Pass to explore all of England, Scotland and Wales and be on your way to discover...
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A First Class experience

By Cherie Thiessen We’re rolling along in our First Class coach from Penzance to Leamington Spa in the Cotswolds, and the four of us can’t stop smiling.  Hurray – we made the absolutely perfect decision on how to get around England.  You’d think we’d be immersed in our free newspapers, taking advantage of the train’s...
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Travel Back in Time to Medieval England: Norwich

By Marilyn Jones Train travel has made a day away from London an easy proposition for travelers based in the capital city. One city you might like to consider is Norwich, the most complete medieval city in England with the largest intact medieval street pattern in Europe. A quick two hour train ride will net...
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Rails & Tires: A combination trip to rural England

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, relaxing solution to my driving anxiety: train...
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