Travel by Rail is enormously popular in Britain and truly an ideal way to journey. We are in the process of finalizing the details of our 2013 Britain By Rail Vacations and look forward to sharing them with you shortly.
Excerpted from raileurope.com
Trains as we know them were invented in Britain in the 1820s. And although it still has one of the world’s more dense networks, the system itself has been thoroughly modernized. Today’s British rails are highly efficient, traveling at speeds up to 160 mph. Moreover, the trains run frequently (one every 15 minutes on main lines), and offer impressive on-board service. First class is worth the extra.
It’s also worth considering train travel for quick day trips out of London. Why not explore Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, or Bath? A longer and lovely landscaped rail ride from London journeys to the Lake District in Northern England. This is one of England’s most visually stunning regions, perfect for a day or two of hiking. If that peaceful, easy feeling is more your style, then settle back, relax, and enjoy the cozy rail ride to Edinburgh. It’s the most popular train trip in Britain from London.