Visit by Train

A station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions

COVID-19: do not travel unless your journey is essential

Movement restrictions to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus mean that trains and other public transport must only be used for essential journeys. Clearly it is not the time to be making leisure trips and many people are at home, including those self-isolating. So here are some puzzles and other activities to do at home.

Anagram puzzles to try

I've compiled these anagram puzzles for you to try.

London & The Cotswolds anagrams
English Towns & Cities anagrams
English Counties anagrams
National Trust anagrams
English Heritage anagrams

Anagram answers: answers

Things to do while isolating at home

Suggestions from other websites:

Things to do from the National Trust
Map Puzzles from Ordnance Survey
Nature Activities from Woodland Trust
Join BTO Garden BirdWatch
Help digitise historic UK Rainfall Records

Of course, you can also spend time planning future trips using this website!

For further ideas I recommend this blog which covers a good variety of topics including trips by public transport:

Diamond Geezer blog

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visitbytrain.info aims to help you plan visits by train to attractions in cities, towns, villages and the countryside. Maps show attraction locations and routes to walk, with bus services where appropriate.

Offers, Discounts & Links

What's new?

New stations in Shropshire and the West Midlands including Shrewsbury, Telford Central (for Ironbridge Gorge) and Wolverhampton.

Many new stations in the Chilterns (plus a map of the area), also Aylesbury, Bicester and Milton Keynes Central (for Buckingham).

Counties

Stations and attractions by county:

Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cornwall Devon Dorset* East Sussex Essex* Gloucestershire Hampshire Hertfordshire Kent London Norfolk Oxfordshire Shropshire* Somerset* Suffolk Surrey Warwickshire West Midlands West Sussex Wiltshire* Worcestershire*  * limited coverage

Please see below for a map of Counties in England.

Attractions

Look for a type of attraction:

National Trust English Heritage Houses, Castles and Gardens Museums and Galleries Nature Reserves and Zoos Transport and Industry Other Attractions

Special pages:

The Cotswolds The Chilterns Chartwell

Queries and further information:

FAQ Contact Stations A-Z

National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Walking from the station

Allow about 5 minutes to walk each ¼ mile, the distance shown includes the grounds of the attraction. Take care walking along roads without a path: keep to the right to face oncoming traffic but cross to the outside of right-hand bends so you can see (and be seen by) approaching traffic.

Abbreviations used

MTWThFSSu for days of the week.
M-F Monday-Friday.
M-S Monday-Saturday.
BH Bank Holiday (public holiday).
TI Tourist Information Centre.
NT National Trust Property.
EH English Heritage Property.
LC Level Crossing.

Key to maps

Counties in England

Counties covered on this website are highlighted.

England counties map