BritRail Passes

Scenic Routes

Scenic Rail Routes in Britain- a Must See!

Take in Britain’s beauty from the comfort of your seat! There are many rail lines in Britain worth the trip just for the scenery. To fully enjoy them, all should be traversed in daylight hours. Remember, during the summer in the north of England and Scotland daylight ends around 10 PM, which gives you extra hours for touring!


Scotland possesses some of the most magnificent scenic rail journeys in the world. We particularly recommend these routes:

  • Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  • The Far North Line – Inverness to Wick/Thurso to catch ferries to the Orkney Islands
  • West Highland Line – Glasgow to Oban, Fort William or Mallaig
  • Perthto Inverness
  • Glasgow to Stranraer – for the ferries to Northern Ireland
  • Edinburgh to Dundee
  • Newcastle to Edinburgh

North Country

England's North Country is a secret well kept with an abundance of wonderful scenery. Enjoy one of these journeys:

  • Settle and Carlisle Line
  • Middlesborough to Whitby
  • Manchester to Sheffield
  • Newcastle to Carlisle
  • Preston to Carlisle
  • Leeds to York via Harrogate


Virtually all routes in Wales are scenic! These are online casinoextra special:

  • Central Wales Line Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth or Pwllheli
  • Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Shrewsbury to Swansea
  • Swansea to Pembroke

East Anglia & Central England

East Anglia offers scenery of a different kind - a wide-open Fenland. Wide-open views make this undiscovered part of Britain so enthralling. Try these routes:

  • Norwich to Sheringham
  • Norwich to Lowestoft
  • Ipswich to Lowestoft
  • Ely to Norwich
  • Oxford to Hereford

West Country

Unique rugged coastlines interspersed with seaside towns and villages are the trademark of a trip through Devon and Cornwall. Take your pick:

  • Exeter to Penzance
  • Liskeard to Looe
  • Truro to Falmouth
  • St Erth to St Ives
  • Bristol to Weymouth
  • Salisbury to Exeter

South East

Trains in the Southeast carry you through the South Downs and across wide marshlands to the sea. Here are some highlights:

  • Lewes to Hastings
  • Southampton to Weymouth