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