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I met my love on a train

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. You see, this love of mine isn’t human, it’s geographical. Rolling green, pillowy...
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Family holidays in Devon

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 suggestions of events and activities you shouldn’t miss out on. Exeter and the Heart...
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BritRail’s Extra Day Promotion

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 take as many train trips as you like on each travel day. With so...
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Where to go with the BritRail South West Pass

A focus on Britain’s Southwest The BritRail South West Pass is a great way to get around the UK’s southwest region by train. As BritRail is launching its new rail pass, we want to highlight some of the places and activities you will be able to enjoy with this new pass. A boat trip on...
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The Real-Life Locations of Downton Abbey

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 – and the numerous jaunts to London in between. So when I headed to England in...
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Three reasons to visit: Manchester

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 exhibits on the country’s political history. Manchester is the birthplace of socialism and the...
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Bath: Enamored of this UNESCO World Heritage City

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 early 20s, a college graduate with a degree in English and visions of Jane...
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Sojourns in Cornwall and Devon

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 in America, but the Brits, they know how to do it right. Traveling by...
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Ride some of Europe’s most scenic trains

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 natural settings a country side has to offer. Among Europe’s most scenic rail journeys, as selected...
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Three reasons to visit: The Cotswolds

Natural beauty at the heart of England Not only are the Cotswolds part of the most cherished countryside of England, it’s the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the UK has to offer. A favorite destination among BritRail travelers, the Cotswolds combine popular attractions and quaint villages into one irresistible package. The Cotswolds area...
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