Sri Lanka by rail

Sometimes travelling is about the journey more than the destination. This is especially true when taking a train trip through scenic Sri Lanka.

Exceptional journeys for 2017

Travel isn’t just about the destination – it’s about the journey, too.

Bus-Pass Britain – the highlights

Climb aboard and enjoy the ride along some of Britain’s most cherished bus routes.

Stairways to Heaven – the ascensores

Valparaíso’s most distinctive feature is its ascensores, built over a century ago to link the flat harbourside district with the residential hills.

Life on the RMS St Helena

Until the opening of the airport on St Helena, this was the only way of reaching the remote island. 

Building a korjaal

A characteristic of the Upper Suriname, a korjaal takes several months to build.

The riveting yarn of the Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge is an internationally recognised symbol, writes Britain from the Rails author Ben le Vay.

Interview with Ben le Vay

We chat to Britain from the Rails author Ben le Vay about his favourite rail journeys from around the world, his inspirations for writing the guide, and his thoughts on the future of British railways.

Frights using your Freedom Pass

From gruesome museums to eerie graveyards, you’ll find some really frightening spots on our Freedom Pass walks.

The Jacobite: get all steamed up

Hop aboard Britain’s most successful main-line steam service with Britain from the Rails author, Ben le Vay.