The Settle Carlisle Railway (+ What to Do in Carlisle and Settle)

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Ask most people for their pick of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK and chances are that the Settle – Carlisle Railway will feature high on this list. This 72-mile line running through the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines is a story of survival against the odds. The Beeching Report, with its recommendation […]

Is The Japan Rail Pass Worth It? The Ultimate JR Pass Guide

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Are you trying to decide if a Japan Rail Pass is worth it? Find out in this ultimate JR Pass guide.   Travelling through Japan by rail is a breeze. Japanese rail services are frequent, reliable, comfortable, safe, clean and fast. The signs in major stations are in English as are the announcements and indicators […]

30 Best Day Trips from London By Train

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From rolling sand dunes to historic castles, cool cities to countryside retreats, here are the best day trips from London by train.   Let’s face it; there is never a shortage of things to do in London. England’s capital is home to world-class museums, cutting-edge street art, vibrant cultural life and its streets and buildings […]

Virgin Trains (Avanti West Coast) First Class Review: Is It Worth It? (2020 Update)

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Updated post: 08/01/20: January 2020 I love train travel; the sense of distance, the evolving landscape, the ability to stretch your legs. Whether it’s maxing out the Japan Rail Pass, exploring Provence by rail, taking in the rugged Yorkshire countryside from the Settle to Carlisle Railway, taking the leisurely journey on the Glacier Express through […]