Traveling by train in Britain lovingly accents both hurried cities and quaint towns brimming with history and stunning landscapes. Most routes run hourly, but service is generally less frequent on Sundays and holidays, with trains offering first and standard class options.
Airport arrivals and departures let you direct connect to the rail system. Be one of a billion (a year that is!) that ride the Tube, London’s Underground and the world’s oldest and longest underground railway system.
If you prefer sweet serenity, the scenic British rail lines of the north (such as northern England’s Settle Line, and the East and West Highlands Lines to Scotland’s Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig) open up worlds off-limits to other transport choices.
More high-profile British destinations have service from several London stations, including Windsor Castle (from Paddington via Slough and from Waterloo), and Cambridge (from Liverpool Street and Kings Cross stations). And, convenient ship connections to Dun Laoghaire (“Dublin’s Riviera”) are just steps away from the Holyhead rail station.
So whether your day includes sipping a pint (or two) in a Dublin pub, photographing the guards at Buckingham, or playing a round of golf at one of Scotland’s incredibly beautiful courses, let the journey begin on British Rail.
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From the big cities to the quaint villages, take the train.
A spot of tea in the perfect spot.
Travel through the centuries in modern comfort.
Enjoy the view of the countryside, lakes, mountains and towns, from your window.
Good taste everywhere you look: The restaurant car.