Unique Train Travel Experiences | Britain by Train


When in Britain, take the opportunity to explore the best of Britain by train. Train travel in Britain and the UK is seamless, connecting major cities and the smaller towns as well. It is quick, easy to navigate and is relatively cheap when compared to travelling by air. Avoid all the hassles that comes with the airport – baggage restrictions, security control and the crowd!. So, include unique train travel experiences in Britain and UK in your bucket list.

Although, nothing compares to the view from above when looking out of the airplane window, below on the twinkling city lights, or being above the clouds and seeing the golden streaks of sunlight when passing through the GMT’s, train travel has its unique sights too. Travelling by train and you get to see more of the country, the countryside, the landscape and the changing colours of the foliage. You can step back in time as you travel through charming streets, beautiful rivers and waterfalls, It gives you a feel of the country’s culture.

You can explore Britain and UK by train either independently or by assisted/escorted/guided tours. Sometimes, the best experiences are had by being part of an organised tour. As much as I enjoy independent travel and exploring off the beaten path, I also almost always include an organised tour at my travel destinations. There is something special about being part of a group led by knowledgeable guides who have “inside details” which only the locals know.

With this in mind, I have carefully selected some guided tours offered by our Trusted Partners, Get Your Guide. I personally use Get Your Guide for my guided tours and strongly recommend them to my family and friends also. Here are some of the best train travel tours which you should not miss.

Please check the government guidance on travelling on public transport, relevant to what region you’re in: ENGLAND | SCOTLAND | WALES


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Unique Train Travel Experiences by Guided Tours

Tour of York by Rail from London

GYG: Steeped in history, the city of York oozes beauty and charm. Discover its incredible history and bloody past at the Jorvik Viking Centre and let yourself be awestruck by the gothic grandeur of York Minster Cathedral on this inspiring day trip from London.

Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour from Inverness, Scotland

GYG: Discover the beauty of the Scottish highlands and Loch Ness, with a stop for lunch in a local fishing town. Experience a memorable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, voted one of the world’s most scenic railways.

A ride on the Royal Windsor Steam Express

GYG: Step back in time as you travel from London to Windsor in style aboard the Mayflower – a traditional British steam train restored from a bygone era. Relax in the town of Windsor and enjoy its quaint charming streets and beautiful river.


An excellent read on How to get Cheap Tickets for Train Travel in Britain and UK

…my personal experiences coupled with those of my family and friends dictates that Trainline in Britain and UK is one of the best platforms offering cheap, competitively priced tickets for comfortable and timely journeys. Purchasing a ticket through Trainlline is convenient because of their user-friendly App and tools that comes with it.


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