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Holiday at home with cheap train fares to Blighty’s 10 best spots

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While the Euro’s expensive, why not holiday at home with cheap train fares? Read on and plan your summer break with our top tops. Just don’t forget to use our jouney planner to find cheap train tickets.

Some of Britian’s top number crunchers have said that millions of holidaymakers will have to swap a fortnight in Spain for a staycation at home as the pound’s fallen 20 per cent against the Euro in the last four years.

But, while travelling to Europe’s more expensive than ever, you can easily holiday at home and enjoy the best of Blighty with cheap train fares from

Whether you’re looking to have a cream tea in Cornwall, fish and chips by the pier in Brighton, a ride on a Blackpool rollercoaster or a night in London’s West End, you’ll find cheap trains waiting to take you to your favourite corner of Britain this summer.

If you’re stuck for train-going holiday inspiration, just check our top-ten destinations below and use our journey planner to find cheap summer fares.

Swap the runway for the platform this summer and …

1. … take trains to Bath

Whether you’re looking to discover ancient Roman Baths, walk past the townhouses that inspired Jane Austen or shop for antiques, you’ll love taking a city break to Bath.

2. … take trains to Blackpool

From traditional donkey rides and ice cream on the promenade to rollercoasters on the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool’s great for people who do like to be beside the seaside.

3. … take trains to Brighton

With gourmet restaurants, antique shops, tearooms, theatres and the city’s grand Pavillion within easy reach of Brighton’s iconic pier, you can relax and unwind in Brighton.

4. … take trains to Cambridge

No matter if you’re a culture vulture or the outdoors type, you’ll love Cambridge with its riverfront walks, historic university, gastro pubs and more.

5. … take trains to Darlington
Close to Newcastle and the Yorkshire Dales, Darlington is perfect for holidaymakers looking for a gorgeous country retreat dotted with stately homes, boutique shops and tea rooms.

6. … take trains to Liverpool

Famous for the Beatles, its designer shopping and historic waterfront, Liverpool’s got something to please everyone.

7. … take trains to Edinburgh

Scotland’s historic capital has plenty to offer visitors, especially during August’s Fringe Festival. See Edinburgh Castle and discover the city that inspired Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

8. … take trains to Exeter

Enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea and enjoy a slower pace in Exeter, where you can take in the city’s historic cathedral and castle ruins.

9. … take trains to London

With world-famous historic attractions, gilded palaces, green parks, buzzing nightlife, theatres and boutique shopping, London’s a show-stopper of a holiday destination.

10. … take trains to York

Recently voted the most beautiful city in Britain, York’s great for holidaymaking Brits. Discover York’s historic cathedral and castle, walk the city walls and visit its warm local pubs.

Where will cheap trains take you?

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