Unique UK Destinations to Explore by Train
Autumn unveils a breathtaking palette of colors, making it the perfect season to embark on scenic train journeys and explore hidden gems across the country. While popular destinations like the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands often steal the spotlight, there are numerous lesser-known locations that offer an equally enchanting experience.
The Trainsplit app is more than just a way to save money on train travel. It's a great way to explore new places and meet new people.
Here are some lesser-known but captivating destinations to consider for an unforgettable autumn adventure by train:
- The Wye Valley, Wales
Image credit: acceleratorhams | Getty Images
- The Quantock Hills, Somerset
Image credit: Mike_Boyland | Getty Images
Travelling by train is a straightforward journey, with Taunton being the ideal stop before heading up into the hills either by taxi, bus, or on foot. For a unique experience, consider taking a steam train into the Quantock Hills by boarding the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard. To access the railway from Taunton, simply take the convenient number 28 Quantock line bus operated by First Somerset and Avon Bus.
- Glen Coe, Scotland
Image credit: Gregor Roach | Getty Images
Board a train to Fort William and then continue the journey to Glen Coe, a breathtaking valley known for its dramatic landscapes and rich history. Revel in the stunning autumn foliage while hiking through this rugged and awe-inspiring terrain.
- Norfolk Broads, England
Image credit: visinheski | Getty Images
Travel by train to Norwich and venture into the tranquil waterways of the Norfolk Broads. Enjoy a peaceful boat trip, witness the diverse wildlife, and relish the vibrant autumn reflections on the water.
- Forest of Bowland, Lancashire
Image credit: Matt Turner | Getty Images
Catch a train to Clitheroe and venture into the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take leisurely walks amidst the golden woodlands, enjoy the panoramic views, and embrace the serenity of this lesser-explored gem.