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A group of people riding on the Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Alton Towers

If you’re looking for fun, laughter, and excitement, where better than the UK’s biggest theme park? Here’s how to catch a train to Alton Towers.

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A Lego knight faces a Lego dragon at Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor

Catch a train to Legoland Windsor for a fun day with the whole family. Save by buying tickets in advance with CrossCountry.

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Peak District

It’s easy to experience the best of the British countryside by rail, so book your train to the Peak District now.

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Stonehenge on a sunny day with sightseers in the background


Catch a train to Stonehenge to discover a prehistoric World Heritage Site. Save by buying tickets in advance with CrossCountry.

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the limestone cliffs of Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

With dramatic cliffs rising as high as 450ft, Cheddar Gorge is the UK’s biggest gorge. Book a train to Cheddar Gorge and uncover its secrets.

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A river flowing in the Cotswold's


Boasting almost 800 miles of unspoilt countryside, the Cotswolds is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Book your train to the Cotswolds now.

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Catch a train to Windsor Castle for a day of royal history. Save by buying tickets in advance with CrossCountry

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Edinburgh Castle atop Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle

Discover Edinburgh’s most iconic landmark

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Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling

Discover the weird and wonderful world of cheese-rolling

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Bear Grylls Adventure

Visit The Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC in Birmingham for shark diving, indoor skydiving and other adrenaline-fueled adventures.

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Tamworth town viewed from above, featuring the Castle and the high street

Drayton Manor

Enjoy a fun day out

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View of York city featuring the historic city walls and the Minster

National Railway Museum

Discover over 200 years of history

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In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

Delve into Plymouth's portrait collection

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Barnard Castle overlooking a running river and bright green forest

Trains to Barnard Castle

Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway to enjoy this Winter or an educational family trip to take in Summer, Barnard Castle has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Trains to Bournemouth Beach

Escape to the seaside with CrossCountry and see the beauty of Bournemouth Beach, a real gem on the south coast.

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Trains to the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons is a spot of true natural beauty tucked away in South and Central Wales.

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Trains to Dartmoor

Visit Dartmoor National Park with CrossCountry, one of the most historic and naturally beautiful landscapes in England.

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Lake District view

Trains to the Lake District

Simply change at CrossCountry Stations for direct trains to Lake District stations like Penrith and Carlisle.

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Trains to Leeds Festival

Just as another summer is ending, you need the perfect weekend full of memorable moments with your best friends, great music, and a party with thousands to end it in style.

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Trains to the New Forest

Let the New Forest’s wild ponies, birdlife, scenic views, and activities help you reconnect with nature.

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Trains to Reading Festival

It’s the end of summer, the sunshine is still going strong, and you have one last bank holiday weekend to last you through to the festive period. You’ve got to make the most of these moments.

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Trains to Warwick Castle

When planning days out and big trips with friends and family, the classics can be the best. Visiting a medieval castle like Warwick Castle never gets old – especially for younger ones who are eager to learn about knights, ladies-in-waiting, jesters, Kings, and Queens.

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Ribblehead at Yorkshire Dales

Trains to the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is a landscape that has long been a home to a great variety of wildlife, a haven for natural reconnection away from modern life, and an inspiration for great art.

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Trains to Ibrox Stadium

Ibrox Stadium is home to the world-famous Rangers Football Club and is the third-largest football stadium in Scotland.

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Trains to Barry Island

Whether you have fond memories of Barry Island from family holidays as a child or love to visit the locations from Gavin & Stacey, there’s lots to enjoy in Barry and Barry Island.

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Trains to Ashton Gate Stadium

Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol is the home ground of Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby Club (more commonly known as the Bristol Bears).

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Trains to Watergate Bay

Cornwall is renowned all over the world for its beautiful beaches, lovely warm climate, and fantastic sea for swimming, surfing, and more.

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Trains to BT Murrayfield Stadium

BT Murrayfield Stadium is home to the Scottish Rugby Union situated in Murrayfield, close to Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Trains to Sherwood Forest

The legendary Sherwood Forest is home to some of the most well-known and best-loved English folklore.

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Trains to Principality Stadium

Formerly the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is a stadium for the new millennium.

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Trains to Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Old Trafford Cricket Ground is one of England’s most beloved cricket grounds in the heart of Manchester, where it has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864.

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Trains to Old Trafford

Fittingly nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by the footballing great, Sir Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford is home to the world-famous Manchester United Football Club.

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Trains to Hampden Park

Hampden Park, known as Pàirc Hampden in Scottish Gaelic, has been the home of Glaswegian football for well over a century; hosting some of the biggest, most memorable sporting events in history.

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Trains to the Etihad Stadium

The Etihad Stadium, also known as the City of Manchester Stadium is – of course – the home of Manchester City Football Club.

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Plants at The Eden Project

Trains to the Eden Project

The Eden Project is a groundbreaking environmental, botanic, and geographical site in Cornwall; housing rare plants, showcasing the beauty of the natural world and promoting environmental conservation.

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Trains to Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo has been named the best zoo in the UK, and one of the top fifteen zoos in the world by Forbes.

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Trains to Chatsworth House

The English countryside is full of exquisite country homes, but Chatsworth House in Derbyshire could be one of the finest.

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Trains to Celtic Park

Find Paradise on the Celtic Way. Discover this jewel in Scotland’s sporting crown when you take a CrossCountry train to Glasgow.

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Our Guide to Hiking Arthur’s Seat

Discover the breathtaking Edinburgh skyline atop Arthur’s seat.

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A group of penguins in their aqua enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo

Trains to Edinburgh Zoo

Whether you’re heading for the penguins, the corn snakes, or the mighty Asiatic lion, discover things to do at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Trains to St Michael's Mount

Cross the cobblestone causeway and explore St Michael’s Mount with CrossCountry.

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Trains to Trentham Monkey Forest

Go bananas with the Barbary Macaques at Trentham Monkey Forest, a great day out with CrossCountry.

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Trains to Corfe Castle

Architecture and history collide in the form of Corfe Castle, so don’t delay and book your ticket now.

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Trains to Paultons Park

Paultons Park is home to Peppa Pig World among other family favourites

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