Hear about a UK two-week itinerary by train as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tracy Collins from UKTravelPlanning.com about a train trip in the country that invented trains.
We start in London. Spend some time visiting some of the iconic sites like the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey. Visit the great museums of London like Tracy’s favorite, the Victoria and Albert Museum. Then we start our journey to see England, Wales, and Scotland from Paddington Station.
Visit the historic Roman Baths from which Bath gets its name. Visit the magnificent Bath Abbey.
Stroll through the iconic Royal Crescent with its Georgian Architecture.
Immerse yourself in Jane Austen’s world at the Jane Austen Centre.
As a side trip from Bath, consider one of the following
- Tour the stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.
- Explore the awe-inspiring Salisbury Cathedral.
- Take a scenic train ride to the picturesque Cotswolds.
Travel to the capital of Wales, Cardiff.
Explore the historic Cardiff Castle.
Embark on an exciting Cardiff Dr. Who Tour.
Visit the impressive Principality Stadium.
Option 1: Liverpool
Take a train to Liverpool, the home of The Beatles.
Join the magical Mystery Tour to learn about the Fab Four.
Visit the historic Albert Dock including the International Slavery Museum.
Option 2: Lake District
Explore Bowness-on-Windermere, a charming lakeside town.
Visit Dove Cottage, the former home of William Wordsworth.
Experience the charm of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s House.
Take a train to Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh.
Walk the Royal mile from Edinburgh Castle to the historic Holyrood Palace.
Hike up Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill for stunning views.
Dare to venture into the mysterious Edinburgh Vaults.
As a side trip from Edinburgh consider:
- Travel to nearby Glasgow.
- Admire The Kelpies, Scotland’s mythical horse sculptures.
- Visit St Andrews, the birthplace of golf.
Take the Jacobite Steam Train through Tracy’s native Northumberland to the city of York.
Explore the Roman history at the Roman Bath in York.
Discover the Viking legacy at the Jorvik Viking Centre.
Wander through the charming Shambles.
Visit the wonderful Railway Museum.
Return back to London.
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UK Travel Planning
See the best of Britain by train (2 week itinerary + maps & tips)
London Travel Planning
Tower of London
Victorian and Albert Museum
Royal Cresent (Bath)
Jane Austen Centre (Bath)
Stonehenge and Avebury tours
Sally Lunn’s bakery (Bath)
Cardiff Dr Who Tour
Principality Stadium (Cardiff)
Magic Mystery Tour (Liverpool)
Dove Cottage (home of William Wordsworth)
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s House
The World’s End (Edinburgh)
The Jacobite (steam train)
Fort William, Scotland
Isle of Skye
Roman Bath, York
Jorvik Viking Centre
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So hot that we didn’t do much.
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