Discovering the North by rail
The North, which consists of the northern region of England and the territory of Scotland, is a fantastic area to visit. Rich in variety; be it scenic, cultural or otherwise, there is a lot to see and do wherever you go.
One of the best ways to discover the north is via train. Whilst you might not have considered it, it does have its advantages over alternative means. Besides the simple financial value, there is a certain level of comfort found on the train that beats the confined space of a motor vehicle.
Travelling from London, one of the easiest ways to reach the North is with East Coast Trains. Their trains depart from London Kings Cross, reaching Edinburgh in around 6 hours with their more direct services cutting this down to an impressive 4 hours. Ticket prices are exceptionally reasonable which, considering the distance involved in this journey, means the value for money speaks for itself.
Furthermore, if you book in advance, you can gain additional discounts on your rail fares. This arguably makes the train one of the cheapest methods of travelling to the North. Additionally, it beats being stuck in a coach or car all day, facing the inevitable delays of traffic.
With petrol and other motoring costs always seeming to increase as well, travelling via these methods is far from easy on the wallet. The convenience of train travel is therefore supplemented by plenty of financial benefits which make it the best option for those contemplating similar journeys.
If you're travelling to the North, then you have access to numerous cities of interest. Leeds, for instance, is one of the quickest places to reach offering a scenic city with a rich history. With plenty of shops and other attractions, Leeds is a popular destination for all types of traveller.
Further north, getting close to the Scottish border, is Newcastle. This city has plenty of culture, history and heritage offering a surprising day out. Just like Leeds, this city is on the main line to Edinburgh, offering a quick and affordable travel option from London Kings Cross when travelling with East Coast Trains.
Of course, if you want to go as far as possible, the East Coast Train line runs all the way to Edinburgh. As the Scottish capital, it goes without saying that there is always something to see and do here. Whether it’s the Scottish culture, the various museums and landmarks or the world famous Edinburgh festival, taking the direct route here is something many enjoy.
Additionally, you can also reach other areas of Scotland from here; most notably Glasgow. Arguably the most famous location after Edinburgh, Glasgow offers its own take on the traditional Scottish charm and appeal.
In short, whether you need to travel for business or simply want to visit somewhere new, East Coast Trains offers plenty of possibilities in the North and Scotland. With cheap fares available, in addition to reliable and direct trains, there are plenty of reasons to travel by train the next time you want to explore our northern territories.