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Holidays for Train Enthusiasts

Holidays for Train Enthusiasts

 Going on holiday by rail is coming back into fashion. There are all manner of train holidays available now and their popularity is on the rise. It’s a great way to see the sights and rack up multiple destinations in one trip.

Steam trains in particular have enjoyed a revival in recent times, with steam rail journeys renewing their popularity with rail holidaymakers. The appeal is undeniable, as you are able to relax and soak up the incredible views, while travelling in a beautiful train. This article goes over just a few of the memorable journeys that you’ll be able to take, without having to root around for your passport and leave the UK.

Yorkshire

There’s no better way to explore historic Yorkshire than on a steam train. You’ll get to experience some of the best rural scenery that England has to offer. The trip features a guided walking tour of York, a journey on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

You will also get four nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner. One of the historical highlights includes a visit to the Brontë Parsonage.

Pickering 1940s Weekend

This rail journey is highly suited for any history buff. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and get involved in the celebrations of Pickering. You’ll be able to enjoy the ‘Railway at War’ event, where Pickering temporarily reverts to its World-War-Two days.

There’ll be a military parade, in which everyone wears full costume. After the parade, you’ll travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where you will visit Goathland. Your fellow passengers will be dressed in wartime costumes as you steam through the beautiful Yorkshire Moors, before journeying to Aysgarth Falls on the Wensleydale Railway.

Norwich and Norfolk

 The beautiful heritage railways of Norwich are yours to explore during this charming and relaxing journey. You’ll enjoy the quiet, pretty city of Norwich, as well as the rural scenery, located nearby.

Features include a guided tour of Norwich and a visit to Sandringham, as well as a cruise on the Norfolk Broads.

Scottish Highlands

 There’s simply no better way to explore the stunning Scottish highlands than visiting by train. Visit the historic site of Fort William and witness the beauty of the many lochs and glens. A visit to Glasgow will also be in order, as well as the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre and a cruise on Loch Ness itself.

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