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Britain's Coastal Railways

Actor Julie Walters is back on our screens in a fantastic new series: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters. Join the 'Calendar Girls' actor as she ventures the length of England, Scotland, and Wales, on board some of the most spectacular scenic lines that the countries have to offer. Along the way, meet the communities, towns, and cities that enliven the places through which the lines travel.

Start the journey in Scotland, where you discover the glorious West Highland and Kyle Lines. Travel over the incredible Glenfinnan Viaduct, famous for being a filming location in 'Harry Potter', which Julie Walters also starred in, and travel on to Skye, delighting in the stunning scenes that Scotland has to offer along the way.

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North Yorkshire Moors
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  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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Isle of Man
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  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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The Highlands by Steam
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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
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Lighthouse at the Needles
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Scottish Highlands
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Bath & the West Country
Mrs S Farebrother
“Lovely hotel ,convenient location. Good trips and very good well organised tour manager
Isle of Wight
Mr Matthew Kay
“It was great to be able to tour the Isle of Wight during a pandemic. Lots of precautions were taken (sanitisers, face masks, etc.). We did manage to visit all places in the schedule come rain or shine; and credit to our tour manager Ivan for seeing all went to plan.
Jersey and the Dorset Coast
Mrs E Oakes
“Fantastic tour manager Ros Nothing was too much trouble She went above and beyond to make sure everyone was having a good time Lovely group of people which always helps
Loch Lomond & The Scottish Highlands
Anonymous
“It was a really well-organised holiday.
Edinburgh & The Highlands by Steam
Mrs Doris Wellstead
“Even with the Covid pandemic this tour was excellent. Graham the Tour Courier was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The Ibis hotel in Edinburgh was not up to standard, would have been better in a Premier Inn. Atholl Arms hotel was very good, would have preferred all meals in hotel.
The Isle of Man
Mr A Lawrence
“Good supervision and organisation
Yorkshire & Durham
Anonymous
“At the end of the holiday, we had to complete an evaluation form and hand it to the tour manager. I fail to understand why we have been sent another form. It reduces the enjoyment of the experience.
Yorkshire by Steam
Mr Mark Gouldbourne
“We had a fantastic time on our break. The Crown Hotel Harrogate couldnot do enough, the coach driver, Neil was very informative and Denise the tour manager was excellent. We would go on this again.
The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
Anonymous
“Excellent holiday but expected better hotels for the cost.

In later weeks, Julie will explore England, including the magnificent East Coast Line that takes travellers from the industrial city of Newcastle all the way through the utterly magnificent Northumberland coastline, and on to ancient Edinburgh. Enjoy the sight of the wild and windy countryside on this episode, and watch out for the incredible Royal Border Bridge that utterly epitomises 19th century railway engineering.

In Devon and Cornwall, travel along the scenic St Erth to St Ives Line, looking for the magnificent Carbis Bay. This idyllic bay is famed for its pristine sand and almost Mediterranean looking azure sea, and the view from the train is excellent. The Royal National Lifeguard Institute is also on the agenda here, as Julie experiences the incredible service that these men and women do for their country every day.

Finally, discover Wales, and its myriad of railways, both steam and non, that take you through the verdant valleys and along its atmospheric coast. Thanks to the growth of Welsh economy during the Industrial age, the railways here are amongst some of the oldest in the world. In this episode, Julie also travels along the Talyllyn Railway, which inspired the beloved children's book, Thomas the Tank Engine.

If you would like to follow in the tracks of Julie Walters, why not take a look at some of our fantastic range of UK holidays below?

In episode 2 Julie travels from Newcastle to Edinburgh, via the coastal town of Alnmouth. Episode 3 covers Cornwall and Devon, and in episode 4, Julie travels from Cardigan Bay in Wales to Liverpool.

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