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10 Days in UK: Days 8-9 – In the Cotswolds

Day 8: Liverpool to The Cotswolds I checked out early for a four hour train ride to Moreton-in-Marsh in the Costwolds with two changes on the way. I was more excited about this stop than[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 7 – In Liverpool

Day 7: In Liverpool When you are in Liverpool, you have to touch the spirit of the most famous sons of the city – at the Beatles Story. This museum walks you through the life[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 6 – Lake District to Liverpool

Day 6: Lake District to Liverpool Pity I had only half a day to spend in Lake District. A two-hour train journey with one change took me to the city of the Beatles. Took a[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 5 – Newcastle to Lake District

Day 5: Newcastle – Lake District A two hour train journey brought me to Penrith in the Lake District, after a change in Carlisle. The ride itself was spectacular through rolling hills with sheep and[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 4 – In Newcastle

Day 4: In Newcastle At my guide Tom’s advice, I took a half hour train ride the following day to Tynemouth on the coast – and am I glad I did! A picturesque beach with[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 3 – Glasgow to Newcastle

Day 3: Glasgow to Newcastle I took a cab to the Queen Street station – the driver grumbled it was a five minute walk, and he lost his turn at the rank for a more[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 2 – Exploring Glasgow

Day 2: In Glasgow An early start, with lots on the agenda. Took a local train to Pollok Country Park – reminding me of Glasgow roughly meaning ‘Dear Green Park’ (from Celtic ‘glas’ and ‘cu’).[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 1 – Getting to Glasgow

Day 1: London – Glasgow Train from London Euston to Glasgow Central. Departed at 08:30 to arrive at 13:00. The journey was uneventful and comfortable. I travelled second class but should have upgraded myself to[Read More…]

10 Days in UK: Day 0 – Landing in London

Planning to visit the UK soon, and looking for an itinerary? You can get a million permutations, and then some more. Check out mine from August 2015 – I researched it a bit in advance,[Read More…]

The Joy of First Class Train Travel in UK: 10 Reasons

I love travelling by train in Europe including in the UK. The trains are usually comfortable no matter the class – but I discovered the joys of first class during my recent trip to the[Read More…]