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England has a rich and proud heritage, dating back thousands of years. London, the capital city, boasts some spectacular sights, including iconic Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and the brooding and imposing Tower of London. Travelling out of the hustle and bustle of London, you see some more of what truly makes England great.

From ancient Stonehenge and Viking York, to the wild, desolate beauty of the Yorkshire Moors and the colourful houses and sandy beaches of the Cornish coast, there is a lot to see and do, much of it accessible from the comfort of England's fantastic railway network.

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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
4.6 stars(344 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
4.2 stars(127 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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Tresco Abbey Gardens
4.2 stars(51 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
9 days from
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Paddington
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Norwich & the Norfolk Broads
4.0 stars(83 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSepOct
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The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
4.0 stars(56 reviews)
2023AprMayJunOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
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Fermain Bay Guernsey
4.3 stars(22 reviews)
2023MayJunJulSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsSOU Southampton
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Castle Howard
3.8 stars(20 reviews)
2023MayJunOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsGuisborough
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Grand Tour of the UK
4.5 stars(6 reviews)
2023MaySep
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  • DestinationEngland, Scotland
  • Starts / EndsLondon
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Our customers love our England tours
Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
15 Nov 2022
M Fairfield
5 stars
“Great itinerary, despite the weather.
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Yorkshire Dales and Moors
12 Oct 2022
J Dempster
5 stars
“A great holiday.
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Northern England's Industrial Revolution
09 Oct 2017
Prof K Dyer
5 stars
“We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It visited some very interesting locations that were well integrated. The introductions were very good, especially the one on the canal trip. The visiting academic's talk after dinner came at a rather sleepy point when most people were not at their most receptive. We were sorry not to have had more free time in both Manchester and Newcastle to extend the context of the tour.
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Yorkshire and Northumberland
07 Nov 2022
Janet Wright
4 stars
“Good holiday although a couple of alterations would be advantageous e.g visit Harlow Carr in the afternoon instead of morning and catch an earlier N Yorks Moors train as the last part of our journey was in the dark and we returned very late to the hotel. It was well organised, both hotels were satisfactory and the food in the Crowne Plaza in Harrogate was excellent especially the choice at breakfast. There were some very nice excursions with enthusiastic local guides
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The Sensational Isles of Scilly
29 Oct 2022
D Prideaux
4 stars
“it was a good experience.it was a walking holiday which was good.Kevin the courier was excellent.He gave us the freedom to do as we wanted.It was our first time in the scillys.We would go again between May and August.Kevin has great compassion towards people he is a super guide.Thankyou
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South Devon and The Dawlish Coast
20 Oct 2022
Ian Peel
4 stars
“A very enjoyable holiday, with excellent accommodation and a very pleasant and capable tour manager. However, having a "free day" in a holiday planning only 3 days seems a little unnecessary; perhaps the various activities could be spread over the three days rather more evenly.
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Norwich, Sandringham and the Norfolk Broads
18 Oct 2022
S Jones
4 stars
“Enjoyable holiday but felt the first full day was to crowded.
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The Charms of the Channel Islands
07 Oct 2022
Mr David Neal
4 stars
“A good overview of the islands.
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Grand Tour of the UK
01 Oct 2021
Leslie Blake
4 stars
“The tour was good with excellent local guides, the tour manager Peter Scott had to deal with a number of setbacks very successfully including the Sunday train strike in Scotland and arranging for alternative transport. The only drawback was only staying in hotels for one night and moving on to the next phase, this proved to be quite tiring.
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Travelling in England with Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys offers customers a range of exciting, enjoyable and memorable rail holidays in England. Whether marvelling at the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District, discovering the beautiful landscapes and charming villages of Yorkshire, or sampling the coastal highlights of the English Riviera in Devon and Cornwall, every itinerary we create is designed to offer the most enjoyable experiences at the best value for money.

All transport, quality accommodation, an itinerary of entertaining excursions and activities and, depending upon the tour, selected meals are included in the cost of our rail tours of England. Our customers also benefit from the services of an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable Tour Manager who will provide assistance, answer questions and ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment from your trip.

We hand-pick our overnight accommodation, ensuring that it is conveniently located and offers the high standards of comfort, service, quality and value that our customers expect. Often these will be family-owned or run establishments which offer customers a more personal service and relaxed environment.

Traveller's Guide to England

England manages to cram an incredible historical, cultural and natural legacy into a compact geographical space. Diverse and cosmopolitan, England has something to surprise and delight everyone. London, the capital city, is the country's political and economic hub, home to the Queen and Royal Family and offers a wealth of historic and modern attractions, famous landmarks, museums, galleries and world-class shopping and dining opportunities. England's other great cities - including Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Bath, York and Newcastle - are similarly compelling.

Rural England, meanwhile, is renowned for the natural beauty of locations such as the Lake District, Salisbury Plain, Dorset's Jurassic Coast and Derbyshire's Peak District. England's unique and entertaining coastal resorts, many of them established in Victorian times, are equally unmissable in summer.

English Culture and Cuisine

The English are slightly reserved by nature and their social culture rests upon politeness, good manners and a sense of fair play. Mentioning anything about the weather is a good way to spark a conversation, but the English also have an excellent sense of humour. Despite strong competition from coffee, tea remains the national drink and popular English dishes include fish and chips, roast dinners, meat pies - particularly steak and kidney, and sausages and mashed potato (a.k.a. 'bangers and mash'). A thoroughly multi-racial society means that England has wholeheartedly embraced international cuisine, with Indian, Chinese and Asian food enjoying particular popularity. England is renowned for its beer which is deeply-rooted in the country's culture and history and is available in many different styles and strengths.

England's Climate

England enjoys a temperate climate, which means that summers are generally warm, winters mild and extreme temperatures rare. Rainfall can and does occur at any time of year in England although autumn is typically the wettest season. Generally the south of the country enjoys slightly more warmth and sunshine than the north, but the English are philosophical about the weather and rarely let it spoil their enjoyment of outdoor activities.

England's Heritage Trains

In addition to its national rail network, England also boasts a collection of around seventy heritage railways. Located throughout the country, typically in areas of historic interest or outstanding natural beauty, our guided tours on England's heritage railways recreate a golden era of train travel and offer an unforgettable railway experience.

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