Discover the real Britain by railUnited Kingdom
There is something undeniably romantic about travelling by train around Great Britain. Perhaps it is the grand architecture of the historic railway stations, or the endless vistas of pristine countryside and quaint villages passing by the window. Whatever the reason, journeying by train adds a real sense of adventure to any trip and is one of the most scenic and relaxing ways to discover the real Britain.
Hop on board and travel into regional vibrancy where you'll discover and explore ancient castles and cathedrals, coastal seaside towns and rolling green fields. England’s north projects warmth and romance with its astonishingly beautiful landscape that is unmatched around the country. Intriguing cities full of history await, such as Manchester, and further north you will uncover the Lake District, an area of whimsical beauty that has tugged at the hearts of poets and artists for centuries. Pay a visit to York, formally the capital of Viking territory, as well as the little fishing town of Whitby to concluding your time in England’s north.
In the rugged southwest of England you’ll find a landscape dotted with fishing villages, secret coves and beautiful beaches. Take to the dramatic coastline of Cornwall and breathe deeply from the salty sea air as you work up a hunger for the region’s hearty fare, and when you're this close to the water you can expect superb seafood. One of the most well-known towns in the southwest is Bath, popular for its natural hot springs and historical charm. Step back in time as you wander through the eighteenth-century Georgian architecture and, if you're a Pride and Prejudice fan, you'll discover the myriad facets of the world that Jane Austen and her characters inhabited. If it's a quintessentially regional experience you're after, a visit to the Cotswolds is a must. Covering a huge area of just over 2070 square kilometres, you'll find villages of honey-coloured stone, rolling hills, lively markets and some of the country’s greatest palaces and castles.
Get up close and personal with local customs, experience unique flavours and discover the charm of Great Britain. Every adventure here is unique.
- Diverging from the beaten tourist track to experience authentic Britain
- Uncovering some of England’s regional highlights that, if sticking to the traditional holiday hotspots, would be missed
- Rail journeys can be booked as a Superbreak package, which are easy to lock in, excellent value and ensure you have a fuss-free adventure
- Once you’ve created your itinerary and you’ve set off, you’re pretty much locked in to the destinations you’ve chosen (so endeavour to have a good think about what you’d like to see and do!)
Packages run from between five- to six days and start from about US$515 per person.
Tempo Holidays offers regional rail packages throughout Great Britain called Superbreaks, which allows travellers to combine a diverse array of available stops and sights into a single package. Plus, their flexible nature means you can create your own custom adventure.
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