Britain by BritRail 2004: Touring Britain by Train

Overview

There is no better way to see England, Scotland, and Wales than by train, and there is no better guide to the British train system than Britain by BritRail. This book explains how you can use London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Cardiff as base cities for day excursions to outlying points of interest, including the Isle of Wight, Liverpool, and St. Andrews.

Packed with all the information you'll need for hassle-free enjoyment of each city and town, this book has been the ...

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Overview

There is no better way to see England, Scotland, and Wales than by train, and there is no better guide to the British train system than Britain by BritRail. This book explains how you can use London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Cardiff as base cities for day excursions to outlying points of interest, including the Isle of Wight, Liverpool, and St. Andrews.

Packed with all the information you'll need for hassle-free enjoyment of each city and town, this book has been the rail-traveler's bible for nearly twenty-five years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762728220
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: Rail Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 24
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski and her late husband, George Ferguson, first coauthored a guide to touring Britain by train in 1980. She is a Fort Myers, Florida, resident with more than 25 years experience traveling the rails in Britain and Europe.
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Table of Contents

About RailPass.com xiii
In the Beginning: How to Use Britain by BritRail 1
Planning a BritRail Trip: Travel Economy--How to Get There--BritRail Passes--Travel Tips--En Route Tips--What to Do about Jet Lag--Train Travel Tips--Safety Tips 5
Arriving in Britain: The Airports--Clearing Customs--British Currency--British Telephones--British Traditions--The Language Barrier--British Pubs 27
British Passenger Trains: First Class, Standard Class?--Train Schedules--Ask the Guard 35
Crossing the English Channel: The "Chunnel" and Eurostar Trains--Other Channel Crossings to France--Crossing the Channel to Other Ports 41
Crossing the Irish Sea: Sea Links to Ireland/Northern Ireland 51
Special Itineraries/Tours: BritainShrinkers--Continental Quickies--British Pullman Day Tours--BritRail by Night 55
England: Rail Travel in England 59
London: Arriving by Air--Arriving by Train--Getting around in London--London-At Your Service--London Limelights--Shopping--Restaurants and Pubs--Day Excursions--Train Connections to Other Base Cities from London 61
Bath (see Cardiff)
Birmingham 77
Brighton 80
Bury St. Edmunds 83
Cambridge 86
Canterbury 89
Chester 93
Coventry 96
Dover 99
Folkestone 102
Gloucester 105
Greenwich 108
Hastings 111
Ipswich 114
Isle of Wight 116
King's Lynn 120
Lincoln 123
Liverpool 126
Nottingham 130
Oxford 133
Penzance (see Cardiff)
Plymouth (see Cardiff)
Portsmouth 135
Ramsgate 138
St. Albans 141
Salisbury 145
Sheffield 147
Southampton 150
Stonehenge 153
Stratford-upon-Avon 156
Windsor 158
York 162
Scotland: Rail Travel in Scotland 167
Edinburgh: Arriving by Air--Arriving by Train--Getting around in Edinburgh--Enticing Edinburgh--Day Excursions--Train Connections to Other Base Cities from Edinburgh 169
Aberdeen 180
Ayr 183
Dunbar 186
Dundee 189
Dunfermline 191
Inverness 194
Kyle of Lochalsh 196
Linlithgow 198
Montrose 201
Perth 204
St. Andrews 207
Stirling 210
Stranraer 212
Glasgow: Arriving by Air--Arriving by Train--Glasgow Central Station--Queen Street Station--Glasgow Gazette--Glasgow Connections to Day Excursions--Train Connections to Other Base Cities from Glasgow 215
Wales: Rail Travel in Wales 225
Cardiff: Arriving by Air--Arriving by Train--Getting Around in Cardiff--Capitalize on Cardiff--Train Connections to Other Base Cities from Cardiff--Day Excursions 228
Bath 236
Penzance 240
Plymouth 244
Swansea 247
Tenby 251
Appendix
Calling the United Kingdom 253
British Tourist Information Centers 253
Recommended Information Sources 261
Useful Phone Numbers--London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff 262
Train-Operating Companies 264
A Selection of One-Way Rail Fares in Britain 267
Passport Information 268
Tips and Trivia 270
Climate 270
2004 Bank and Public Holidays 271
Toll-Free Airline Numbers and Web Sites 271
Entertainment Booking Agencies 272
Toll-Free Hotel Reservations Numbers 272
Sea Travel Information 273
BritRail Passes 273
Eurail Passes 276
Country and Regional Passes 277
Rail/Drive Passes 283
London Underground Map 286
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