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Rail Travel in Great Britain

Embark on a unique journey by train throughout one of Europe's most historic regions. Customize your travel throughout Great Britain with Virgin Train’s premium rail service – an excellent way to make your trip faster, easier and stress-free. Bask in the breath-taking scenery on a customized trip, while enjoying first class meals, luggage handling, and complimentary WiFi.

A Little Taste of British History

From the unexplained mystery of Stonehenge to the Harry Potter films of today, Great Britain has served as the backdrop for history on the global stage. Travel through the region to explore the ancient relics from the Celtic Tribes or trace the footsteps of the ancient Viking and Norman raiders and marvel at the townships they settled while occupying the lands.

Learn about the Renaissance, and how King Henry VIII proclaimed himself the head of The Church of England -- or the endless religious strife and ongoing political wars through the mid-18th century, when the British Colonial Empire became the primary focus under Queen Victoria.

Take in the splendor of Hadrian's Wall in Northern England and imagine what the region must have been like during the period of Roman rule.
Pen-y-Fan from Cribyn, Brecon Beacons, Wales.
Stonehenge in Wiltshire, in the winter
View along Hadrians Wall towards Housesteads Roman Fort.

Great Britain Beyond London

Beyond London, Great Britain is full of iconic sites and views. In the south, rugged coastline complements rugged terrain in places like Dartmoor National Park in Devon, an excellent location for hiking and climbing.

The city of York, with its medieval shambles, museum gardens and the enormous York Minster Cathedral, along with the stunning mountain scenery of the beautiful Lake District and deep valleys and thick forest of the Mooreland.

Explore the historical architecture of Manchester, and take in the sights and sounds of its unique waterfront destination, the Quays.

Edinburgh, the charming capital of Scotland -- sometimes referred to as the "Athens of the North" -- offers a wide variety of cultural landmarks in museums and art galleries.
Edinburgh city skyline
The impressive nave of Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire.
Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background, Somerset.