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Top 20 Towns to Visit in Britain

Although it’s no big surprise that London is listed as #1, it’s clear that there are a number of other exciting cities that also attract visitors throughout Britain.  For example, at #2 the beautiful city of Edinburgh is an enchanting place to explore, where Edinburgh Castle sits atop Castle Rock and offers amazing views of...
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Heritage Railways Throughout the UK

By Carl H. Larsen I didn’t know my BritRail Pass allowed me to walk back in time, so it was a surprise to learn that pass holders can receive substantial discounts on a wide number of “heritage railways” throughout the UK, many of which run trains operated by steam locomotives.Heritage railways are abandoned rail lines...
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A New Yorker’s Weekend in the English Country

The quest for England’s best cheese By Matthew Wexler I am a New Yorker, and by definition (as much as I hate to admit it), I am occasionally afflicted with the “Me First, Out of My Way” syndrome. This usually involves eye-rolling and raging heart palpitations. Train travel in the United States provokes this behavior...
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Day 7 – Tour York and Savour Liverpool, oh my!

May 20, meet Ellie, The European Eagle Owl, housed along with other birds of prey on Swinton Park Castle’s grounds.  After learning about all the resident birds, Ellie was released and invited to fly, and then land on each of our hands, with the help of pheasant meat bribes.   Such a cool experience to feel...
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Day 6 – A First Class Experience: TransPennine Express & Castle Stay at Swinton Park

May 19, after a night pub hopping in Edinburgh we woke up and headed out for a morning tour aboard City Sightseeing Edinburgh, which once again highlighted interesting historical buildings and attractions en route, where we hopped off at Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. With an exciting evening ahead of us, we opted to...
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BritRail’s Very Own UK Adventure

Follow our journey through England, Scotland & Wales By: Angela Guezen Yours truly was given two weeks, two BritRail Passes and free reign to create an awesome itinerary. Along with my travel buddy, who is also a great photographer, we plan on exploring the likes of London, Glasgow, Fort William, Mallaig, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh,...
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BritRail Teams up with Heritage Railways

Present any BritRail Pass and receive a discount off admission to these Heritage Railways BritRail in conjunction with the Heritage Railways Association (HRA) is offering up to 25% off the admission of many HRA’s railways all over the U.K. Take a ride on many turn of the century steam locomotives or learn about the history...
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What’s New in England

From enchanted palaces to Shakespeare theatres   England has so many places to visit, from historic properties, to modern cities and coastal getaways; it’s tricky to make an itinerary that covers it all.  On that note, here are a few new attractions to add to the list, that you also won’t want to miss this...
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FAQ – I would like to travel the popular route from London to Glasgow. Can you please outline the train stations, expected travel times, train frequency and any other details of what I may experience on this route?

You will depart from London Euston and arrive at Glasgow Central train station.  Depending on the train, the trip duration ranges from approximately 4hr 8min to 4hr 30min on direct routes.  On average a train departs every hour but during peak times the frequency is as often as every 30 minutes.  Virgin Trains service this...
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London to Edinburgh Route

Hop on board with your BritRail Pass London to Edinburgh is a popular route offering several departures a day from London’s King Cross station, rolling out at least every hour, and sometimes every 30 minutes.  This East Coast service arrives in Edinburgh approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes later. All the trains have both first...
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