travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
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The National Rail is the generic term used by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) to denote the passenger services in United Kingdom. Train tickets for trains operating in the UK can be booked in advance. International trains connect the UK with neighbouring countries such as France and Belgium. Book tickets to visit main cities of the United Kingdom by train. Cities including London, Oxford and Bath are all served by trains.
Edinburgh, London, Cardiff – of course they’re worth a visit but get off the beaten track. Try Sheffield for its close-knit city mood, excellent shopping and rich history; Bath for the culture and architecture; Newport for the Ryder Cup and fascinating buildings and Dundee for its lively, cosmopolitan centre.
The United Kingdom can be anything you want it to be, for sandy beaches take a First Great Western train to Cornwall and Devon. For treks amongst greenery try the East Coast Rail service to the Scottish Highlands or in England the Northern Rail service to the Peak District. And if it’s a landscape of shops you’re after the multitude of cities, all served by trains, are sure to satisfy.
The cities and the seaside are full of trinket souvenirs to please those left behind. Welsh Cashmere jumpers and Scottish kilts are also a great way to remember your trip.
Food & Drink
Fish and chips in a seaside town are a must, as is a Sunday roast in a traditional English pub. In Scotland make sure you try the haggis and in Wales visit the many gastronomic delights both in the much-hyped restaurants of the cities and in the tucked away cafes of the small villages. And with thousands of pubs throughout the UK, your whistle will never be dry.
Take a First ScotRail train to Wick near John O’Groats. It’s the furthest point in the UK and the starting/finishing point for those (peculiar folk!) wishing to walk the breadth of the country.