Railtrail Tours - Quality escorted rail holidays by train. Experience great railway journeys from your home railway station to wonderful destinations throughout the UK
Bristol and Bath, two bona fide West Country gems, providing the yin and yang to turning an ordinary holiday into a super adventure of high contrasts and good times. Bath with its stunning Georgian architecture and Roman history to Bristol with its Naval heritage and Clifton suspension bridge.
British heritage with a touch of French flair, the Channel Islands enjoy a gentle pace, genteel charm and a fascinating history. Discover Guernsey's wartime history and carefree, car-free Sark.
Elegant and historic Chester is the perfect base from which to explore a region rich in canals, waterways and railway heritage, not to mention scenery, on both sides of the border with Wales.
Proud of its identity, Cornwall boasts some of Britain's finest gardens, plus scenic branch lines revealing sandy beaches, rocky coves and smugglers' havens, plus a striking cathedral city in Truro.
The Cotswolds is an area in the South Central and South West of England comprising the Cotswold Hills that rise from the upper Thames, known as the Cotswold Edge. The area has the Severn Valley and the Evesham Vale and has a bedrock of Jurassic limestone. The area has plenty of Heritage Railways.
A county bestowed with great gifts from railway heritage, from Brunel's Tamar Bridge to Dawlish Sea Wall and restored Great Western Railway tracks revealing quintessential English Riviera seascapes.
Dorset boasts a stunning landscape of rolling hills, picturesque villages and beautiful Jurassic coastal scenery. As well as having an outstanding coastline with unique coves such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, Dorset's inland scenery of the New Forest is equally inviting. The popular resort of Bournemouth and the harbour town of Poole are great bases from which to explore the area. A popular attraction is the scenic Swanage Railway offering magnificent views of the ruins of Corfe Castle.
A proudly independent island encapsulating Britain in miniature, from charming seaside to brooding fells, with an abundance of preserved steam, electric and even horse driven rail and tramways.
Boasting lakeland scenery to inspire our finest poets, the Lake District is framed by the brooding majesty of the Settle & Carlisle, sea vistas of the Cumbrian Coast Line, plus steam heritage galore.
Lancashire is a county of contrasting scenery from the stunning landscapes of the Ribble Valley, Pennines and Forest of Bowland to the famous seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe Bay. Including the popular East Lancashire Railway and Manchester Ship Canal.
The Midlands, a part of Central England that boasts many attractions to visit. Numerous Steam Heritage Railways and the views in the countryside are to die for.
The mighty river Tyne is Surrounded by unspoilt beauty, history and heritage. From the Romans with Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, through to the Anglo Saxons with Bamburgh Castle and then to the Victorians with Beamish living history museum.
From unspoilt beaches to a gentle rural pace of life, Norfolk offers a nostalgic landscape of childhood holidays. Windmills, boats gently exploring the Broads and a fine collection of steam railways add to the nostalgia in England's endearing east.
Overlooked for too long, Northern Ireland is a country of stunning scenery, from the Antrim Coast's Giant's Causeway to the gentle waters of Lough Neagh, a coastal 'Great Railway Journey' and the majestic Mountains of Mourne.
Peak District National Park is in Central England and is steeped in Limestone valleys like Dovedale, famed for its steppingstones. The views around the Peaks are spectacular. Attractions are in abundance and Steam heritage railways like the Churnet Valley are plentiful.
Strikingly handsome cities, breathtakingly beautiful lochs and glens, noble malts, tranquil romantic isles, white sandy beaches and some of the world's best railway journeys - Scotland has it all!
Unspoilt, unrushed and tranquil, Shropshire has many traditional market towns to explore. Whether you're out and about on the Shropshire hills, aboard a train on the Severn Valley Railway or walking alonside the Llangollen Canal, the Shropshire air will rejuvenate and restore you.
Enjoy a trip to the heart of England for a chance to explore the many attractions Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire have to offer. With characterful Victorian ale houses, a rich industrial heritage, beautiful canals, stunning scenery, historical houses and a wide selection of unique steam railways such as The Great Central…the area has so much to offer!
Charming seaside and rugged beauty, scenic branch and heritage lines, slate hills, lakes and majestic Mount Snowden - all possible by train thanks to the Welsh pioneers of railway preservation.