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Autumn 2018 UK breaks

The varying weather of the UK always gives us something to look forward to and right now, we're stoked for autumn 2018. Crunchy, colourful leaves and crisp, bright skies, lovely! Tis the season for cities and towns up and down the country to be transformed to picturesque, Instagrammable backdrops #nofilter. 

Our app makes it super easy to book an autumn day out as you can search, book and manage your trips in an instant. Book your travel in advance and you could save 51% on average, so start planning now. 

* Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.


Where better to marvel at the beauty of autumn than in Kent - AKA The Garden of England? Being one of the UK's biggest counties (well, it's in the top 10) it boasts over 100 train stations, with Tunbridge being the most popular. Spend an afternoon at Dunorlan Park, in Tunbridge Wells - a top picnic and duck-feeding spot. This 78 acre stretch of land has a six-acre lake - that's definitely bigger than your average paddling pool!

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From London, Manchester is only two hours by train. Every year, the Manchester Food and Drink Festival calls to hungry tummies and this year is promising to be even bigger and better than the last. Events are dotted all over the city, but the main hub is in Albert Square (no, not the Eastenders set). Getting to Albert Square is easy from Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road

The dates for your diary are 27th September - 8th October, so you've got time to book an Advance ticket and save yourself some money! Use Price Prediction on our app to see when fares could rise. 

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Whether you're a local or not, London in autumn is pretty special. The general city warmth keeps the temps from getting too unbearable, and you'll find lots of spots to take pretty sunset pictures from the many rooftop bars. Skylight, the rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock, is open year-round. And, from late September through October it's home to HarvestFest, an autumn-themed event that promises to warm your cockles. There'll be hay bales and blankets to snuggle up with as well as foodie stalls and spiced cocktails - count us in!

Why not get a few friends together and head to the city? Click 'Add Railcard' on our app and select the GroupSave option, it'll give you a 34% discount! 


We're big fans of cheese, so when a place is named after the stuff, our ears prick up - we're talking of course about Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. From its sheer-drop cliff faces to its underground caves, there's no denying that this limestone gorge is a natural masterpiece. Walking, caving, bike riding, you can do it all here. 

Getting there by train is a doddle if you live in Bath or Bristol. You've just got to hop on a train to Weston-Super-Mare, then it's a short bus ride to the town of Cheddar. 


When autumn rolls around, there's nothing nicer than curling up with a hot cuppa and a good book. If reading is your passion, head to the Birmingham Literature Festival to hear talks from novelists, poets, food writers and even cartoonists. It's a 10 day festival, kicking off on 4th October - that's National Poetry Day by the way. 

The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street. Birmingham Snow Hill is also nearby, and it's right by the cathedral, which'll look impressive in the autumn sunlight. 

Make the most of autumn before winter's chills makes you want to hibernate. Explore the UK by train with our app. 


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