Family Holiday by Rail

The United Kingdom is a European island nation that encompasses England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. From spacious adventure parks to a wide range of museums, from gigantic palaces & castles to lush moorlands & forests, the U.K. is one of the best family-friendly holiday destinations in the world.

by Danie – Like Riding a Bicycle

Train travel is one of the most preferred ways to enjoy the spectacular views of the U.K.’s diverse landscape. Affordable, flexible and practical, the sovereign state’s well-connected rail network coupled with International Rail’s efficient service would ensure that your family trip is nothing less than perfect.

International Rail would be your ideal companion for easy train bookings in the UK, as you have the freedom to choose from any of the BritRail passes, as per your travel itinerary and requirements.

Here are our top two picks for your next family vacation in the United Kingdom:

London, England

London, the capital city of England and the U.K., is one of the most popular cities across the world. You would be spoilt for choice as there’s a little bit of something for everyone in London. To know more about human history, culture & art, visit the Natural History Museum in Kensington, British Museum in Bloomsbury and the National Gallery in Central London. While holidaying in the capital city, don’t miss the chance to see the London Eye, an iconic, giant ferries wheel in London.

If you wish to discover the other tourist spots within England, then we recommend a day-trip to Wiltshire, which is only a 3-hour train ride away from London. In Wiltshire, you would get the opportunity to visit the world’s most renowned prehistoric monument, Stonehenge. If your family and children love Lego, then a day-trip to Legoland Windsor is an absolute must, too. You could also tick off Windsor Castle from your bucket list. With a BritRail England FlexiPass, you would reach Windsor from London in less than an hour.

Snowdonia, North Wales

Snowdonia, the scenic northwest region of Wales, is another family favourite of globetrotters. From mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and valleys, it has all the elements to create a memorable family vacation for you. You can enjoy adventure activities, such as mountain trails, water-sports, fishing, horse-riding, mountain biking, bird watching, and golfing. Those who love to walk, observe, touch and explore at a slow pace, Snowdonia’s in-house museums, parks, craft workshops and art & heritage centres won’t let you down. A few other places that you could visit in Wales are Menai Suspension Bridge, Llangollen Canal, Conwy Castle, Welsh Mountain Zoo, and the Smallest House in Great Britain.

And for even more cool things to do in England, check out this article on touring Hampton Court Palace!

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