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The happiest places to visit in the UK

For some January can often be a bit of a blue month, especially with Blue Monday making its appearance during this time too. So to make your month a bit brighter, we’ve found five of the most happiest places in the UK, so that you can just hop on a train and give them a visit. Happiness is contagious after all. Don’t forget, customers who buy their train tickets with save up to 80% on their train tickets, so book today.

Newark and Sherwood

With two central train stations, Newark North Gate Station and Newark Castle Station being served by East Midlands Trains, getting to Newark and Sherwood couldn’t be easier.

Newark and Sherwood is the largest district in Nottinghamshire and is predominantly rural. With the ancient Sherwood Forest and towns of Newark-on-Trent, Southwell and Ollerton there’s plenty to see and do. Newark-on-Trent is also known for its historic features which include Newark Castle, Georgian architecture and defensive earthwork from the British Civil Wars.


Named after the Isle of Purbeck and formed in 1974, you will find Purbeck in Dorset. Near the Jurassic Coast, there is plenty for you to see and explore on your visit to this district. Whilst visiting we suggest you also head to Corfe Castle and see the small town of Swanage.

To reach Purbeck by train you’ll need to head to Wareham Station which is open 24 hours a day.


A city found in Hampshire, Winchester can be found at the western end of South Downs National Park and along the course of the River Itchen. Developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum its main landmark is Winchester Cathedral which is one of the largest Cathedrals in the UK.

Winchester is easily accessible by train with Winchester Station situated in the city.


Found in Lancashire is the Borough of Fylde was formed on April 1st 1974. It’s a square-shaped peninsula which is bounded by Morecambe Bay to the north. Once you’ve explored the coast, you could always carry on your travels towards Blackpool which is its nearest city.

Travelling to Fylde by train is easy thanks to Pulton-le-Fylde Station.


Lichfield is another city that has two train stations, making it easily accessible. Arrive in Lichfield at either Lichfield City Station or Lichfield Trent Valley.

Lichfield is one of eight civil parishes with city status in England and is just 16 miles north of Birmingham. Most famous for its three-spired medieval cathedral and being the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, there is plenty to see and do on your visit.

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