The most scenic railways in Britain
Please follow government advice. This currently states: “You must stay at home apart from essential travel or you may be fined.”
Train services are being provided for key workers who need to travel to or from work. These are running to amended timetables. Please see Great Western Railway’s dedicated advice page.
Our branch lines will take you to picturesque villages, fabulous beaches, historic market towns and bustling cities. Forget the hassles of taking the car and concentrate on exploring to your heart’s content.
Beaches by train
Devon and Cornwall are famed for their beaches, and you can reach some of the best of them by train. Take your pick with our at-a-glance guide:
Rail Ale Trails
Enjoy a fine pub? Try our seven Rail Ale Trails. Sample real ales and great food along your chosen line. You can even win a T-shirt!
Read our top tips for scrumptious cafes, delis and purveyors of top quality local produce - all located near branch line stations.