A Great Railway Journey Around Britain in Seven Days

How much of Britain can you see if you travel by train?

In summer 2012, it was thirty years since American travel writer Paul Theroux made his epic journey around the coast of Britain. He did so intending to travel by train as much as possible. His account is the best-selling book, The Kingdom by the Sea. It's one of a number of books by the author which describe great train tours around the world.

You might be tempted to retrace his steps, but you'd need around three months to spare if you wanted to do it properly. Assuming that you don't have that sort of time on your hands, here's a seven day itinerary, using UK trains, that'll give you a small taste of his adventure. It doesn't go all the way to the four corners of this great country, but it'll take you much further than most UK tours ever go. Along the way you'll travel along some of the UK's most scenic railways. You'll also get to experience one of the world's great train journeys, the West Highland Lines in Scotland.

Where possible, there's just one train journey per day. Each trip takes a little more than five hours at maximum, and leaves in the morning after ten o'clock. The two exceptions to this are day four, when you'll need to depart slightly earlier, and day seven, when you can leave later if you like. Be aware that you will have to change trains on some legs of the route, and do check the timetables for exact details.

While the itinerary is to travel Britain in just seven days, if you do have longer, you'll be able to see a lot more. This will allow you stop at more places, spend more time in each town or city, and maybe travel on to greater adventures. If all you've got is a week, however, you'll still have a memorable time.

Just a word about the lens image - it won't be quite like this. We don't have compartment carriages anymore, and you certainly won't be allowed to smoke - see the man in the foreground with his cigarette.

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Day One - London Paddington to Cardiff - just over two hours

The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The first stage of the journey takes you from the capital of England and the UK, to the capital of Wales. En route, you'll pass the famous city of Bath. This is well worth a stop, time permitting, to see the Roman and Regency sights.

In Cardiff itself, you'll probably wish you had more time as well, but head down to the waterside at Cardiff Bay to see the Millennium Centre and the Senedd, the venue for the National Assembly of Wales. The area by the Bay has plenty of restaurants and cafes, so it's a relaxing place to spend a few hours before bed time.

Photo credit - the Wales Millennium Centre

© Copyright David Lewis and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

Day Two - Cardiff to Chester - three to three and a half hours

Eastgate Street, Chester
Eastgate Street, Chester

Depending on which lines you take, you might stop at the very pretty English border towns of Hereford and Shrewsbury. You'll definitely pass through Crewe, the historic heart of Britain's rail industry.

Chester is an enchanting city; the centre is surrounded by the most complete medieval wall in England. Inside the walls, there's a special atmosphere. It's both peaceful and lively. The city was a very important fortified settlement in Roman times and it had the largest amphitheatre in Britain. Through Saxon and Norman times it was continually strengthened, with its wall and castle. A walk around the wall is a great way to see the city, and there's a broad range of shops in the Rows. Later, have a quiet drink in one of the many bars; they're often hidden away in little courtyards, so you'll need to do a bit of exploring.

Photo credit - Eastgate Street, Chester

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Day Three - Chester to Glasgow - leaving just before noon - just over three and a half hours

The Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
The Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Back on the train, you're in for a treat this day. En route to Glasgow, the journey along England's West Coast Line is very scenic and, over the border into Scotland, it's pretty impressive too. You'll cross the Southern Uplands before you reach the Central Lowlands, where most of the people live.

I have a lot of affection for Glasgow, most of my ancestors are from the Gorbals in the south of the city, and the town of Paisley to the west. Glasgow is a fun place, and it's also a city of fine culture. It has 19 theatres and concert halls, and some really great art galleries. When I say great, I mean internationally renowned. Go to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) or the Burrell Collection if you've got time. Unsurprisingly, it's not hard to find somewhere to get a drink in Glasgow, but it's also a great place to eat, the city's Italian and South Asian communities are largely to thank for that. For a good curry, Glasgow is hard to beat.

Just a note about the picture, this is GOMA, and the statue outside depicts The Duke of Wellington. One night, somebody added the traffic cone you see on his head. The authorities didn't like this so they took it away, but it came back. The cone is now a permanent fixture, and an essential part of Glasgow culture.

NB. Just as a little update - I did initially write that you'll travel along the Settle to Carlisle Railway - England's most scenic line. The logical route would not go that way, but you could do it as a detour from Carlisle if you really wanted to. If not, the West Coast Line through northern England is pretty scenic too.

Photo credit - The Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

© Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

Day Four - Glasgow to Mallaig - leaving around 09.00 - just over five hours

Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis

Make sure your camera is charged up on this day, you'll need it. You're boarding the West Highland Lines at Glasgow Queen Street, and heading into the wilderness.

There are two choices, you can either travel to Oban or Mallaig, the train divides at Crianlarich. Whatever you decide to do, it's going to be excellent, but my suggestion is to go to Mallaig. The stretch from Fort William to Mallaig was the location for the Hogwarts Express scenes in the Harry Potter movies, but the word 'express' is hardly fitting. This is not a speedy journey. The route snakes through glens and passes lochs; it's not a time for the driver to go at full throttle. Sometimes the trains have to stop while deer clear the lines at their own pace. None of this will matter though; you'll just be enjoying the scenery, and probably doing a bit of eagle spotting.

There is an option to take a steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, if you really want to do the Harry Potter thing justice, but you'll need to book that separately. The service is called the Jacobite, and there's a link below for more information and booking details.

I'm also going to suggest you travel back to Fort William for the night, you'll find more choice of accommodation there. Staying in Mallaig would be wonderful if you can do it, but Fort William is great too. It's a major mountaineering centre for Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, and Glen Coe. Another thing, if you get to Mallaig and you've got a day or two to spare, there are ferries to the Isle of Skye, and that would be another fabulous adventure.

Photo credit - Ben Nevis from Corpach

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Day Five - Fort William to Edinburgh - leaving just before noon - around five hours

Looking down the barrel to the Scott Monument, Edinburgh
Looking down the barrel to the Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Getting back to Glasgow for the train to Edinburgh, we're doubling back on ourselves, and that's something I've tried to avoid. There are two reasons why I've made an exception in this instance. Firstly, it's such a wonderful journey, and secondly, there's no other choice.

Say hello again to Glasgow as you're passing through, and it's only a quick trip to the capital. It pains me to say this because there's an east west rivalry among the Scots, but Edinburgh is a truly fabulous city. I've been to some fine places, including Paris, Rome and New York, but Edinburgh is right there with them, especially on a sunny day, if only there were a few more of those.

There's no mystery about what to do in Edinburgh, go to the castle, shop in Princes Street, or just wander around. One of the less obvious attractions is the Camera Obscura, which has been much improved since I last went there. What was once a hidden gem is now a fun interactive attraction, with lots for kids to do. I suppose that's a good thing, I definitely wouldn't give it a miss if you can.

If you time it right, you'll arrive in Edinburgh during the festivals. If so, on the upside there'll be plenty to see. On the downside, you'll wish you had a week and you might find it hard to get accommodation, just so you're aware. Check using the link I've provided below.

Just a quick tip - if you find you're running behind schedule at this stage, you can get straight back to London from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. It would be such a shame if you had to do this, but at least the option is there.

Photo credit - Looking down the barrel to the Scott Monument, Edinburgh

© Copyright Martin Brown and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

Day Six - Edinburgh to York - around two and a half hours

York Minster, York
York Minster, York

The journey from Edinburgh to York won't take too long, so you'll have time for a few sights when you get there. Just a tip, on the following day the journey to London is quite quick too, and the services are pretty frequent. You could spend the morning in Edinburgh and travel later to York, knowing you can see more of York the following morning. I hope that's not too confusing.

York is another city where there's no shortage of things to do, but you must go to York Minster. This is one of the world's greatest cathedrals, it's a true wonder. Aside from that, there's the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Rail Museum, if you haven't had enough of trains by now. York also has a mind-boggling maze of little cobbled streets, with a host of independent shops and a vibrant cafe culture. How many times have you read words like that on a tourist website? But, in the case of York it's true. You'll love it there, but your sadness to leave will be somewhat mitigated by the prospect of returning to my favourite city, London.

Photo credit - York Minster, York

© Copyright Andy Beecroft and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

Day Seven - York to London Kings Cross - about two to two and a half hours

Trafalgar Square, London
Trafalgar Square, London

Back to London, I won't elaborate too much on London itself, I'll be here until dawn. There are a few things I do have to say, not for legal reasons but something like that. Please use this article as a guide, and hopefully a source of inspiration. If you decide to do this, you will need to research the finer points yourself. Hopefully, I've done some of the homework for you, but you'll have to check on the exact times of trains. There's a link to the National Rail Network website further on. I use it all the time, and it's pretty good.

Britain's rail network is the oldest in the world and, lovely as that may sound, it does have its drawbacks. We do have things like maintenance closures, which usually happen at weekends. This can be disappointing and inconvenient, normally there's a diversion or a replacement bus service. You shouldn't be too badly affected by these, at least I hope not.

Finally, our railways aren't cheap, especially if you just buy a ticket on the day. There are a couple of suggestions I can make, and these should reduce the cost a lot. If you buy tickets in advance and travel at off-peak times, the cost is greatly reduced, but it will mean being held to a fixed time. You can buy these online or at stations, but cheaper fares are subject to availability, and they don't sell them after a certain time the day before.

Another thing to look into is a Family and Friends Railcard, these cost about £28. This will get you a hefty discount, but you do need to have a child aged 5 to 15 with you. There's also something called a Rover Ticket, and this'll cover you for a whole week's travel. It would take a mathematician to work out if this will save you money. It's a fixed cost, but you're comparing it with so many variables. Don't let this put you off though, start by looking at the National Rail Network website and have fun. I'm off to bed to dream of trains, while it's still dark outside.

Photo credit - Trafalgar Square, London

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I'm grateful for any feedback you might care to offer, I'm sure there are many places you would have liked me to mention. I'm particularly sorry about Northern Ireland. I promise to make it up to you. My Great Grandfather was from Antrim, but I only write about places I've been to, and that's next on my list.

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MartieG 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

I would love to travel through Great Britain by train-I did this is Germany and Austria and it was wonderful--Very nice travel guide - thanks :>)

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srsddn lm 4 years ago

Journeys by train are quite comfortable in England. I enjoyed travelling from London to Manchester and also to Nottingham long back. I wish I could travel to some other cities depicted by you in you lovely lens.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@srsddn lm: With the weather like it is now, I can't think of anything I'd rather do.

Thanks for the feedback.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@MartieG: Thanks for the feedback.

coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

Nice lens, i like your selection of pictures, make me wanna travel.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@coolmon2009 lm: Well that's a compliment indeed. Thanks.

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hisnameisrob 4 years ago

I enjoyed this lens and do find it inspiring but I did find it amusing that (by train) your route doesn't get within 7 hours of my local station (Georgemas Junction)!!

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@hisnameisrob: Wow! 10 out of 10 for that comment. I did think about that line, but chose the West Highland Lines instead. If I do a 'Scotland in Seven Days by Train' lens, I'll tell everyone to stay the night at your house. Is that OK?

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hisnameisrob 4 years ago

@JohnTannahill: I don't have the space! But seriously if you do write a lens about Scotland in seven days something that can be done is to get the ferry to Isle of Skye from Mallaig then use a bus to get up to Kyle of Lochalsh and then train to Dingwall. This is my favourite rail route with great scenery and a lot of wildlife. It's rare no to see wild deer on this route.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@hisnameisrob: "Scotland in Seven Days" is sounding like a good 'brand extension.' But I'm a bit disappointed we can't stay at your place. Have you got a garden, we could bring tents. We could buy them on Amazon.

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hisnameisrob 4 years ago

@JohnTannahill: I do have a garden but absolutely cannot recommend tenting this far north. What we call a slight breeze could mean you opening your tent in the morning and finding yourself in Denmark...

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@hisnameisrob: Even better - Scotland in Seven Days (including free night flight to Denmark - no airport taxes)

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Andy-Po 4 years ago from London, England

Excellent itinerary. I love travelling by train, but have done so far more in continental Europe, despite living here in England.

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SusanDeppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

Awesome trip!

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@Andy-Po: It's funny, I was just thinking that. We tend to see our own country in little excursions, rather than grand tours.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@SusanDeppner: Thanks. It is. Especially the Scottish bit.

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VeseliDan 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading about your trip. *blessed*

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@VeseliDan: So many blessings, thank you.

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bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

This is the most charming lens I've read in a long time. Your photographs are wonderful and I even enjoyed reading your Amazon links (which I often only skim in other lenses). What a treasure to have an experienced travel guide provide this beautiful itinerary!

Congratulations on your well deserved feature on the new lensmasters page.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@bossypants: Thanks. By the way the photographs are from Geograph.co.uk, which is a very interesting and well-supported project to photograph every grid square in the UK. I'll put it in the links above.

soaringsis 4 years ago

I enjoyed the trip. Beautiful pictures, also.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@soaringsis: Thanks. Like I said before, the beautiful pictures are not by me, sadly. They're from Geograph (link above.) Honestly, there's a lost afternoon to be had there, I can assure.

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LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

Thanks for the journey

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PNWtravels 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

What a fabulous trip - it sounds like a great way to see some of the best places in Britain.

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aesta1 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a great trip. We often drive as we have family there but maybe we'll try this the next time we visit.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@aesta1: If you do' let me now how it goes.

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WriterJanis2 4 years ago

This sounds like a wonderful trip.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@LynetteBell: I take it as a complement - that I've taken you on a journey. Great travel writers make you feel like you've been there too, but I won't be so big-headed to think I achieved that.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@PNWtravels: It is just some of the best places. But in seven days it's not bad.

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JohnTannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England Author

@WriterJanis2: Thank you.

anonymous 4 years ago

I loved York especially.

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bearlane 4 years ago

Sounded like you had a great time, and it's sounds like a wonderful time. nice lens!

anonymous 4 years ago

I am from Canada, I now feel like I've travelled through some of your country, thanx for the experience.

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Kumar P S 4 years ago

Great lens ! I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your trip.

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hartworks lm 4 years ago

Really enjoyed reading this and imagining the trip a bit. Think I have read all of Theroux' rail books!

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Spiderlily321 4 years ago

This is a great lens. A lot of great info and nice photos. Thanks for creating this lens!

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Teapixie LM 4 years ago

Ahhhh, take me away on the English Steam Train. We had the good fortune to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine as it steamed it's way from Corf Castle to Swannage. Your guide magically transports me to places I've been and places I've yet to see. I really love your work here.

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intermarks 4 years ago

Great idea and information. If one day I get to go to Britain, I will do this. Thanks!

anonymous 4 years ago

What an amazing tour guide you are...I was virtually there and had a wonderful time with no jet lag!

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LiteraryMind 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

This sounds like a great plan with beautiful sights along the way. Thank you for providing this information.

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MargaritasWorld 4 years ago from Morrison, Colorado

@JohnTannahill: Thanks for the laughs guys!

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Mickie Gee 4 years ago

Paul Theroux is also a great fiction writer. One could take a novel of his along on a train trip!

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squidoogiftsfor 4 years ago

Fantastic lens and a great resource

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TheGourmetCoffe 4 years ago

Train travel is our family's favorite way to travel and have enjoyed doing so in the UK! Your lens brought back memories, thanks for your insights. Also "liked" your lens!

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entertainmentev 4 years ago

I would love to visit Britain, especially Cardiff. Great information here! I want to start planning my trip today.

aquarian_insight 4 years ago

This is amazing work! I love travelling by train. *blessed*

JoshK47 4 years ago

Sounds like quite an experience! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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BarbaraCasey 4 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

When I had my BritRail pass back in 1967, I discovered that every time I wanted to get from one place to another, there was no direct route. All rails led back to London... as in your Glasgow "doubling-back" situation. Your itinerary here makes much more sense.

IndigoJanson 3 years ago

Excellent itinerary covering some of Britain's most vibrant and interesting cities. It's nice to see so much of Scotland included. If visitors have time, it's also worth heading southwest, maybe to Exeter or some other destination in Devon or Cornwall.

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SheilaMilne 3 years ago from Kent, UK

You know, I might just try this one day, though at a more leisurely pace perhaps.

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IanTease 2 years ago

This trip sounds superb. Have done bots of it but not as a complete tour, yet.The Highland section is one I've wanted to do for a long time. Great lens

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robinmethew lm 2 years ago

This is very useful and informative lens.

PaynesGrey 2 years ago

I love to travel by train in Britain, you see a whole different perspective to the countryside. Great lens!

reasonablerobby 2 years ago

A great reminder of an inspirational travel idea. I travel by train from the Midlands to Plymouth (assuming you get through Somerset these days!) and I spend most days traveling by train from Nottingham to Sheffield. My home town is Carlisle so the Settle - Carlisle line is a must. Obviously most of these journeys are inland, although the west coast line after Exeter St Davids (Devon) hugs the coast for a while in very scenic way. Another good route is Barmouth to Port Merion (The Prisoner) on the Welsh Coast.

getupandgrow 2 years ago

Love this lens! Can I make a plea for an extra journey here though, if visitors have time?

If you're in the West country, the branchline between Exeter and Paignton, along the sea walls of the resorts, makes it feel as if you're travelling *on* the sea at times. And all the West Country train journeys from Paddington are themselves pretty scenic in order to get there (and on into Cornwall, too).

Chestnutjam 2 years ago

Hey, what did you take the "Day Six - Edinburgh to York" picture with? What camera, what lense? How did you, so say, stretched it out?

anonymous 2 years ago

Excellent lens with lots of great ideas. I love travelling even if it is only around the UK. I think here in the UK we have some stunning landmarks and interesting places to visit. The people of the UK just fail to see it themselves!

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esmonaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

Thanks for the wonderful tour, I like to see things when I travel and by train seems to be a good choice.

tonyleather 2 years ago

This sounds like a terrific journey, and one day I just might undertake it!

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GeorgeneMBramlage 2 years ago from southwestern Virginia

What a wonderful lens, even if it is a teaser :-) About 30-years-ago, I did my share of riding the rails in the UK, mostly from Kent up to London. I remember that Persil Laundry Detergent was running a long-time promotion with train tickets for off-hours. Those really made train travel inexpensive. I'd love to try your itinerary, but stretch out the time a bit.

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trevorjb1406 2 years ago

Enjoyed your lens. I used to buy my school clothes at Browns of Chester and I used to go to church in York when I was at boarding school. Many moons ago! Really interesting thanks for the tour! A nice design as well.

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VspaBotanicals 2 years ago

Lovely lens!

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Dressage Husband 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

You rightly mention the difficulties of traveling to some places. Due to Lord Beeching there are not many wheel tracks left to connect all of the spokes coming out from London. This is sad as train is one of the best ways to travel at a reasonable pace.

You have covered most of the finest cities along the major routes. Well done sir and congratulations on the LOTD award!

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Faye Rutledge 2 years ago from Concord VA

Thanks for the tour...the photos are amazing! Congratulations on a well deserved LotD! :)

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evawrites1 2 years ago

Wonderful views. Traveling by train is so much more relaxing than driving or going by plane!

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delia-delia 2 years ago

Congratulations on LOTD! This looks like a trip I'd like to take...beauty and history!

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flycatcherrr 2 years ago

Train is definitely the best way to tour Britain. The route from York to London is one of my favourites, or used to be - I imagine it has changed a good deal since I last peered from a train window out across the landscape or, let us be honest, at times into people's back gardens, looking for monkey puzzle trees and intriguing vignettes of life.

sybil watson 2 years ago

What a fabulous itinerary! I only wish I could afford to travel to Britain again - but it's on my bucket list and I love to travel by train.

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Merrci 2 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

Congrats on LotD! Very interesting lens. It sounds like a wonderful trip. Maybe one day I can make it!

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lewisgirl 2 years ago

Wonderful lens! My daughter lives in England and this may be a great trip for us to do. We toured the Cornwall area last October and had a great time visiting castles, The Eden Project, small towns and surfing.

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nedcampbell lm 2 years ago

Great Site! I really loved the photos. There is nothing better than travelling by train anywhere.

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rattie lm 2 years ago

OOOH! Bit of an emotional tour for me John! I'm from the lowlands of Scotland (Ayrshire to be exact - Rabbie Burns country!) but I have llved in Australia for many years. I attended university in Glasgow and grew to love the city, which back then was old and dirty but architecturally held so much promise. I'm so glad you included much about Scotland which tends to be left out of people's travels when the see 'Britain'! Lovely, lovely lens.

anonymous 2 years ago

Terrific travel lens. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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ElaineMarlowe LM 2 years ago

What a wonderful lens. I traveled throughout Europe in the 70's by train and loved it. I have never seen the English countryside however I did spend time in London. My ancestors are from the UK. Thanks for sharing this.

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tfsherman lm 2 years ago

Yearning to make just such a trip. Inspirational.

DebMartin 2 years ago

This is a trip I'd love to take. Although seven days is not enough. I'd need at least 2 days in each place. Lovely lens.

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ainezk 2 years ago

Sounds like an interesting idea

Colin323 2 years ago

I take the York to London train a few times a year - for leisure now - and pay a bit extra to travel first class. It is definitely worth it, for the extra legroom and meal on the journey. I have a Senior Rail Card, which gives me a third off the price, and I love the chance to sit back for a few hours and watch the countryside go by.

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JessicaLVine LM 2 years ago

Nice lens. I like it. :)

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RestlessKnights 2 years ago

I enjoyed the reading, and the pictures are very nice too. Good lens.

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