Days Out by Rail

There's nothing quite like exploring Britain by rail, seeing spectacular views from the window, uncovering hidden gems and using the journey to spend quality time with family, friends or quiet time alone. Not only that but it's also one of the greenest ways to travel so you're helping the environment too.

That's why we think travelling by train is a great way to start and end your day out. Don't take our word for it, see what our rail aficionados have to say here.

Days out by rail, view from a train window by Anthony Ward
Photo: Anthony Ward
Days out by rail with friends

Looking for inspiration on where to go and places to visit for your days out by rail? Here we share exciting ideas and suggestions of how you can explore Britain by rail for a day out, along different themes including: off the beaten track; spectacular views; reconnecting with family; purse-friendly days out; doorstep discovery; days out with friends; scenic walking & cycling routes and days out for grown-ups.

There's so much to do you'll be sure to find a day out (or more!) that you'll enjoy, you may even be inspired to extend your visit for a longer stay!

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