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… more>

Jul 18th
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,United Kingdom

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… more>

May 22nd
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,United Kingdom

Taking the Sleeper Train from London to Penzance

By Sharon Whitley Larsen

“You must go to St. Ives!” our British friend in Yorkshire told us. My husband Carl and I, longtime Anglophiles, have toured most of the United Kingdom — mostly by train, which we love. Recently, after revisiting North Wales and Liverpool and with… more>

Feb 7th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom

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… more>

Oct 4th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom

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… more>

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… more>

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… more>

Apr 20th
Posted by Angela in Europe,United Kingdom

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… more>

Mar 31st
Posted by Angela in Europe,United Kingdom

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… more>

Mar 3rd
Posted by Angela in FAQ,United Kingdom

5 City Cards

London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Stockholm & Gothenburg

City cards are a great accessory to visit top attractions, with easy entry and great savings.  With a sightseeing pass you can fast-track it to all the places of interest, while skipping ticket lines and feeling like you can make the… more>

Sep 8th
Posted by Angela in Europe
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