The UK is incredibly beautiful throughout and travelling by train can be a brilliant way to see the landscapes while enjoying a slower pace of life and also reducing your environmental impact. There are many wonderful train journeys that will bring the excitement and splendour of old-fashioned train journeys. Here are a few breathtaking train trips in the UK to consider.

Fort William to Mallaig

Fort William to Mallaig shows you the incredible natural beauty in Scotland starting near Ben Nevis and taking you on an 84 mile trip to the stunning Scottish Highlands. This will also be familiar to Harry Potter fans because of the amazing 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct, but there is much more to see than just this.

Bluebell Railway

The southeast boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, which can be seen on the magnificent Bluebell Railway travelling through the heart of Sussex. For the best experience, you will want to book a place on the Afternoon Tea Train so that you can travel on a steam train and enjoy a full afternoon tea while taking in the incredible sights (and bluebells if you travel in spring).

London to Fort William

Those seeking an epic train journey taking you from the capital all the way up to the Scottish Highlands will want to embark on the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William. Known as “The Deerstalker”, this is regarded as one of the best train journeys in the entire world that will allow you to see the landscapes change as you head northwards while enjoying all things Scottish onboard (be sure to sample the whiskey!).

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon mountain railway allows you to take in the incredible Snowdonia National Park landscape taking you from Llanberis to the summit of one of the UK’s most iconic natural highlights. As you climb you will be treated to mesmerizing views with the potential to see all kinds of beautiful wildlife along the way, including peregrine falcons and feral goats.

These are a few of the best train journeys to take in the UK that will show you the great beauty on offer while providing you with the magical experience of train travel. There is something special about travelling by train in the UK as it allows you to experience life at a slower pace, enjoy seeing the landscapes change out the windows and take the stress out of travel amongst many other benefits.