Looking to travel someplace nice via the train?
Edinburgh is a fantastic tourist destination with a lot of pubs and restaurants and of course the famous Haymarket.
Masson House in Edinburgh is accommodation that we would recommend.
Train stations are nearby and are central for access to all these exciting places.
As the daffodils start to emerge and the days get a little bit lighter, Britain has an enormous choice of places (and views) to enjoy by train, so make make the most of your Disabled Persons Railcard to get 1/3 off rail fares. Plus, don’t forget that your Railcard allows you to take a friend with you, saving 1/3 on their rail fare too!
We’ve had a look at some top destinations that are perfect for exploring, so read on below for some inspiration on destinations that you can reach by train across Britain this spring for an exciting day out, a weekend break or longer holiday!
For tips on how to make the most of your Railcard skip to the bottom of this page where we show you how to find the cheapest tickets using National Rail Enquiries’ Cheapest Fare Finder. And, if your journey is more than 12 weeks away, then sign up for alerts with your local train company to receive an email as soon as the cheap Advance tickets go on sale.
Easily accessible by rail at around one and half hours by train from London and a journey time of around four hours from Bristol, Canterbury is a city dominated by the cathedral – the oldest in England. But the cathedral is only part of the story; the ancient ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church form Canterbury’s UNESCO World Heritage Site while other ancient ruins such as the Castle are reminders of the city’s history, heritage and culture. Although Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition it is also a modern and vibrant city with no better place to shop than up and down the King’s Mile. Alternatively you may wish to relax and absorb the wonder of the city with a boat trip along the River Stour, taking in some beautiful, historic architecture along the way.
ISLE OF WIGHT
You can reach the Isle of Wight from London in just two hours 30 minutes! Crossing the Solent is easy with a choice of catamaran or ferry from either Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington, so there’s no excuse not to visit this gorgeous island, famous for its visitor-friendly attractions and stunning natural geography.
If sailing is your thing then Cowes is the obvious hot-spot, or to experience the joy of steam, head along the Island Line trains route from Ryde to Smallbrook Junction where you can connect with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Alternatively you could explore the Island’s diverse geology at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum. If that gets your jurassic apetite going then wait until you try a meat course at On the Rocks, Yamouth, where everything is served sizzling on hot volcanic rocks!
Off-Peak Return train fares from London Waterloo with a Disabled Persons Railcard – £39.95 to Ryde Pier Head, £59.60 to West Cowes, £43.95 to Yarmouth.