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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Take the train … for a festive city break

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Have yourself a very merry Christmas by bolting to some of Blighty’s best cities for the festive season. Forget fussing over the in-laws or stuffing a turkey – take the train to London, Edinburgh or York, check into your hotel and discover your very own winter wonderland. Just make sure to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you hop on board.

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6 Top Train Travel Tips for Winter

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Image Credit. Peter Lloyd. Geograph. Creative Commons Licenced.

A winter train journey can be a beautiful thing. Find some cheap train tickets, follow our top tips and have yourself a very merry, magical railway experience. Just read on for our top tips on how to make the most out of winter train travel.

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Take the train…to Britain’s best outdoor ice rinks

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Image Credit: Lee J Haywood, Creative Commons Licensed. Flickr.

With Christmas on the doorstep, why not get yourself truly into the festive spirit by visiting one of Blighty’s best outdoor ice rinks. Get your skates on and book some cheap train tickets to some of the coolest ice rink attractions up and down the country.

Read on and find out where the best outdoor ice rinks can be found, and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you step out onto the ice.

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Confused.com’s pick of Christmas Markets

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Unsure about where to go this Christmas, for festive markets, mulled wine and hand-crafted gifts? Read on for Confused.com’s Rob Powell’s tips on which Christmas markets to go to this winter. Just don’t forget to save by checking our jouney planner for cheap tickets before you take the train to your favourite.

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Take the train … to Scotland for St. Andrews’ Day

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St. Andrews’ Day means free entry across many of bonny Scotland’s best attractions. And you can catch them all with cheap train tickets to Alba’s top destinations. Just read on for our guide to Scotland’s top spots and take the train to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen this St. Andrews’ Day.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best nightclubs

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It’s official – night owls everywhere have cast their votes and named the North as the best in Blighty when it comes to nightlife.

When the sun goes down, hop on the train and pull up to the North’s best hotspots. Just check our journey planner for cheap tickets to Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester and gear up for a night you’ll never forget.

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Take the train … to London for a city break

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Forget Christmas pantomimes at your local town hall – and get set for a spectacle by taking the train to London‘s world-famous West End this winter. Just take the train and catch a matinee or evening show. Read on for our top picks and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you hop on board.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best Christmas Markets

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Image Credit: Carousel at Bath Christmas Market. Daz Smith. Flickr. Creative Commons Licensed.

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re feeling a little festive, now’s the time to hop on board and head to some of Britain’s best-loved Christmas Markets. Just take the train to Plymouth, London, Leeds, Bath or Edinburgh for charming wood-carved stalls, carousel rides, clove- and cinnamon-studded oranges and spiced wines – not to mention Christmas shopping.

Just make sure to leave yourself with more to spend by checking our journey planner for cheap tickets before you go.

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Take the train to Yorkshire … for vampires by Twilight

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The Yorkshire town of Whitby is said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula, so there really is no better spot for Blighty’s Vampire-lovers to celebrate the release of the latest Twilight Movie than where the world’s romance and affinity for the undead began.

Take the train to Yorkshire and see the spots that inspired the famous Mr Stoker ahead of the release of vampire-flick Twilight: Breaking Dawn on 18 November. Just don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you go.

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National Cycle Awards honours cycle-friendly trains

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If you like to put your foot to the peddle and swerve past the petrol pumps, you’re not alone. More and more people are swapping their cars for train seats and then the cycle saddle – so much so that the National Cycle Awards have praised train companies for making it easier to get on the train and then on your bike. Read on for more and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets.

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