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UK Short Breaks by Escorted Rail

With so many ideal holiday destinations on your doorstep, the United Kingdom is a fantastic place for a short break by rail. After all, the British Isles are packed with exciting towns and cities, a wealth of outstanding scenery and a rich cultural heritage. From the Cornish coast to the Shetland Islands, and from the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Man and the Norfolk Broads, our UK short breaks are filled with places you "always wanted to visit" but never got around to.

Whether you'd like a brief getaway in the old-world city of Canterbury, or would prefer a short break amongst the rugged mountains of the Lake District, all of our UK short breaks all begin in towns and cities that are easily accessible by rail. So, you can leave the car behind and let the train take the strain, meaning that your holiday begins at your local station.

We explore every corner of the British Isles on our UK short breaks, and each individual place is filled with local myths, legends and attractions for you to explore. Naturally the included excursions differ according to the region visited, but they all give a wonderful insight into the area and cover the most famous sights - whether this is the magnificent York Minster, the fantastic castles along the North Wales coastline or the impressive SS Great Britain in Bristol Harbour.

Of course, our UK short breaks also all include some fantastic railway journeys. As well as some of the world's most scenic routes such as the West Highland Line, on our UK short breaks we also feature a number of classic heritage railways. We are proud to support these lines, most of which use restored steam engines and vintage rolling stock - allowing you to take a nostalgic trip back in time to relive the bygone age of the railway. Often these lines pass through some magnificent scenery and connect idyllic countryside villages along the way, which we take the time to visit.

Our UK short breaks by rail are simple, stress-free holidays, which represent superb value for money. With such a comprehensive and varied range of tours to choose from, you are bound to be drawn to our collection of UK short breaks by rail.

If you want to learn more about the stunning railways of the UK, discover Coastal Railways with Julie Walters. More information can be found here.

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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
(96 reviews)
2020AprMayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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Coastal Cornwall & Lost Gardens
(5 reviews)
2020MaySep
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£975 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCornwall
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The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
(8 reviews)
2020MayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
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The Harrogate Flower Show
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2020Apr
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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Bure Valley Railway
2019Dec
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
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5 days from
£795
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon
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  • DestinationScotland
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Castle Howard
2020MayJunJulSep
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£745 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsGuisborough
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Eden Project
2020Apr
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  • Starts / EndsCornwall
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Coastal Cornwall & its Captivating Gardens
Mr A Gander
“Excellent weather helped spending time in such a superb location, with excellent tours around the Cornwall countryside.
South Devon & The Dawlish Coast
Mr C Lee
“Well organised,great value hotel.
The Harrogate Flower Show
Anonymous
“Well organised. Good company.
Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
Mrs M James
“Enjoyed the whole holiday especially the steam train and the trip to the top of the hill although the electric railway was a bit noisy and uncomfortable .The hotel was good with very good food. The coach driver was one of the best ever, a mine of information and an expert in motor bike racing. I wish I could have seen a Manx cat but I didn’t have enough time.
Luke Simpson
Luke
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
Helen Laverack
Helen
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